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Gala Díaz Langou

Gala Díaz Langou is the Executive Director of the Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC).

Gala, who was previously director of CIPPEC’s Social Protection Program since 2016, is founder and member of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, the Childhood Debt collective (Infancia en Deuda), the Equality Agenda initiative (AgendaxlaIgualdad), Humanin Haus and is also argentine delegate for the Women 20 (W20).

As head of CIPPEC’s Social Protection Program, Gala promoted research and public policy recommendations on poverty, childhood, employment, social security and gender economic inequalities. She has a comprehensive approach on all these issues, with special concern for the feasibility and sustainability of social policies and the convergence of macroeconomics with development strategies. In 2019 she gave the TED talk “Women who care”, which anticipated the care-giving crisis derived from the COVID-19pandemic.

She holds a BA in International Studies from Torcuato Di Tella University, a Masters in Public Policy and Development Management from both San Martín University and Georgetown University, and completed postgraduate studies in International Integration, Development and Public Policy at FLACSO Argentina. She is a visiting professor of the Master in Public Policy at Torcuato Di Tella University.