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Vladimir Pacheco


Social Scientist Department of Culture and Society 

Aarhus University



Vladimir has 15 years’ experience undertaking research and providing training, policy and governance advice to the private, community, government sectors in Australia (IM4DC, NQ Bulks Port Corp), Latin America (EMIRSA, Barrick, ASPRODE) and the South Pacific (Newcrest, UNDEF, Citibank, Western Union).


Vladimir has worked independently and in teams designing and implementing projects that improve community development including providing advice on governance of community funds and microfinance, conducting economic, subcontractor and labour force studies and assessing social investment needs.


Vladimir specializes in two areas: a) the design and implementation of cost effective monitoring and evaluation programs to determine the socio-economic impacts associated with resource extraction and other large-scale economic projects and b) planning sustainable livelihoods after project closure.


In his current position as Assistant Professor at the Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University in Denmark, Vladimir’s research interests include analyzing the governance mechanisms and socio-economic impacts of resource extraction (including the offshore oil and gas sector) in the Artic and beyond.


Previous to this position Vladimir held senior roles in Australia with the Foundation for Development Cooperation, the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining and consulting firm WorleyParsons.  Vladimir has also worked at the University of the South Pacific (Fiji) where he lectured in Development Studies and conducted research on financial exclusion. His Phd examined the process of de-regulation of the Costa Rican banking system. Vladimir has published in international journals and his latest publication will appear as a chapter in a book titled: Globalization and Transnational Capitalism in Asia and Oceania (Routeldge, 2015).

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