Edgardo Bilsky leads the research activities within the UCLG World Secretariat and coordinates the UCLG flagship Global Report on Decentralisation and Local Democracy (GOLD) at the headquarters of the global organization of local and regional governments in Barcelona. In May 2004, he participates in the creation of UCLG and assumed the coordination of studies and programmes. In early 1990, he integrates the cooperation agency of the World Federation of United Cities -CUD-, in charge of programs with Central America and later with Latin America. He holds a Master in Contemporary History at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He published different books and articles and was Professor of History and Social Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires and the Universities of Paris III and Paris V.