Gerardo Berthin is a political scientist and a senior associate with Tetra Tech’s democracy and governance sector, international development services. Based in Burlington, Vermont, Gerardo manages projects and provides technical advice on issues related to local governance and decentralization, transparency and accountability, and conflict prevention. Prior to joining Tetra Tech, Gerardo was a governance policy adviser for the Bureau for Development Policy at the United Nations Development Programme. Gerardo has worked extensively across 40 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Africa.
As rapid urbanization across the developing world strains services, strength in local governance has never been more crucial in preventing and managing potential risks. Tetra Tech's Gerardo Berthin shares the key factors he believes can strengthen and improve service delivery in the face of increased demand.