Fernando Filgueira is Head of Office at the United Nations Population Fund in Uruguay and coordinator of the Data and Methods Unit at the Universidad de la República, Social Science Faculty. His research centers on social structure, social policy and welfare regimes in Latin America. Filgueira has been a central player in multilateral institutions in the region since his early proposal of Basic Universalism (2006; Inter-American Development Bank-IADB) as a blueprint for welfare reform in Latin America, advising governments and influencing the programmatic positions of the World Bank, the IADB, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and other specialized UN agencies. He has also served as Coordinator of the Program on Poverty and Social Exclusion at the Universidad Católica (Uruguay). Social Affairs Officer at ECLAC (Chile) and Vice-Minister of Education in Uruguay. He was awarded the Humboldt Research Award in 2020.