From the general to the particular and from the complex to the simple, the understanding and interpretation of society and associated phenomena has always represented a paradigm for the analysis and design of public policies. Under this considerations and starting from the need to improve the impact of development policies, I graduated from a bachelor's degree in Social Sciences majoring in Political Science and Government at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in 2008. The knowledge acquired allowed me to work with the Peruvian government, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, United Nations and OECD in the identification of public needs, the understanding of the dynamics of governing and the analysis of the interaction among stakeholders in the public arena. Thereby, I had the chance of being part of multidisciplinary working groups in charge of the negotiation of free trade agreements as well as policy innovations. Afterwards, with the purpose of gaining knowledge and developing a holistic approach for the implementation of public policies, I studied at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Since then, after graduating in 2014 from the M.A. in Development Studies majoring in Governance, Policy and Political Economy, I have been involved in several projects that range from the analysis of informal economies and natural resource-led development models, to the analysis of criminal network governance in urban and rural areas, particularly in Latin American countries.