Former Deputy Director (Former title)
Göran Holmqvist has served as Associate Director of the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti since 2012. Prior to joining UNICEF he has held various leadership positions in the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), including as its interim Director General and as Director for several of its regional departments. Mr. Holmqvist is a national of Sweden. He has worked in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Burkina Faso, Zambia and Zimbabwe. His academic background is as a development economist, with publications in areas related to income inequality, social protection and aid effectiveness in both Latin American and African contexts. He is fluent in Swedish, English and Spanish; and proficient in French and Italian. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.