Juan A. B. Belt

Senior Associate (non-resident)
Center for International and Strategic Studies

Juan A. B. Belt is a Senior Associate at the Center for International and Strategic Studies (non-resident), a Senior Fellow at the Public Utilities Research Center at the University of Florida, and is an independent consultant.  His most recent paper Cost Benefit Analysis of Power Sector Reform in Haiti won the 2018 International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER) Distinguished Scholar Award and was ranked the top submission among 85 by the Copenhagen Consensus Center under the Haiti Priorise program.  He has over 45 years of experience as a senior economist and manager acquired at the US Agency for International Development, (USAID), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank, and a number of management consulting firms and private investors.  His last job before retiring from USAID was Director of the Infrastructure and Engineering office of USAID/Washington, where among other things he supported clean energy programs worldwide. He played a key role in the reform of the power and telecommunications sectors of El Salvador and Guatemala, and supported reforms in several other countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.  LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/jbelt/