Róger Madrigal is Center Director and Senior Research Fellow at EfD-CA. He is an environmental economist and received his Ph.D. from the University of Freiburg, in Germany. He is the academic coordinator of the M.Sc Program in Economics, Development and Climate Change at Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), and is the director of the Latin American Chair on Environmental Decisions for Global Change (CLADA), at CATIE.
Dr. Madrigal specializes on governance and community-based approaches mostly for water resources management and coastal resources, design and implementation of financial mechanisms for the provision of terrestrial and marine ecosystem services, economics of climate change and water economics.
He has extensive experience collecting data via surveys and participatory methods for qualitative analysis. He has conducted research and provided consultancy services to governments in all Central America, as well as in some countries of South America and the Caribbean.