Rob Vos is Director of the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division (MTID) at the International Food Policy Research Institute since September 2017. He is also coordinator of the Food Security Portal. Previously, he was, among other things, Director of Agricultural Development Economics at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO. He has also served as FAO’s director for social protection, rural employment, and gender equality and as coordinator of FAO’s strategic program for rural poverty reduction. Rob holds honorary professorships at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University, The Netherlands, and at FLACSO, Ecuador. He has published widely on sustainable development issues, including food security, climate change, trade policy, inequality and poverty, financing for development, poverty and social policy analysis, and macroeconomic and general equilibrium modeling for development policy.