Sidney Nakahodo is a Lecturer of Political, Social, and Economic Development in Brazil at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. He has been a consultant and staff member at the World Bank in Washington D.C. since 2007, dealing with themes ranging from private sector development to low carbon projects. Previously, he worked as a senior research for a major think tank in Brazil and as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Sidney holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo. He also took on advanced graduate training in international economic policy at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in Germany.