Tâmara Simão is a candidate for the University of Waterloo M.A. in global governance based at the BSIA, and is also a CIGI junior fellow. She completed her B.A. at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in International Relations. Her research centres on international development and emerging economies. 

She is currently researching new forms of international cooperation and development assistance with special focus on Latin American countries. At present, she is working for the United Nations Development Program at the Regional Center for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Poverty Reduction, Millennium Development Goals and Human Development Unit.

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