Felipe Buitrago is a consultant at the IDB’s Culture, Solidarity and Creativity Affairs Division. For over twelve years, he has worked on the development of the Orange Economy from various angles: as advisor in the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, program manager in the British Council, director of the
Ibero-American Observatory of Copyright (ODAI), independent consultant and university professor. His experience in over a dozen countries around the world includes research, multilateral negotiation, and the design and evaluation of public policy and development programs. He has collaborated on the development of numerous creative economy studies, including the Creative Industries Mapping of Bogotá and Soacha (2002), Creative Lebanon (2009), A Tanzania for the Creatives (2009), Una Ventana a la Economía Creativa de Valparaíso (2010) and The Orange Economy (2013). Buitrago is an economics graduate of Los Andes University (Bogotá), a passionate amateur historian, and holds a Masters in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University – SAIS.