Adriana Cárdenas Soto

Adriana Cardenas is a systems engineer with a specialization in Software Development for Networks with professional experience of over 16 years. She has worked with Econometria since 1994 and participated in more than 90 of the company’s consulting projects. Her areas of interest are mainly: analysis, design and development of information systems tailored to the needs of the studies, construction of data collection tools and without internet connection, systematization of follow-up and monitoring models. She recently participate in the following studies: Evaluation of the Impact of the Monetary Transfer Program “Bono Vida Mejor”, for the Social Integration Secretariat of Honduras, Design and Development of Follow-up and Monitoring Systems for the Quick Response Strategy (ERR) and design of follow-up indicators for eight strategy projects of the High Counsel for Post-conflict, Follow-up and Monitoring System for the District Public Policy for Old Age and Aging – PPSEV, for the Social Integration Secretariat of Bogota.

Benjamin Eduardo Venegas

Benjamin Venegas is an economist, magister in economics and specialist in statistics from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Moreover, he has a master's degree in social research methods from the London School of Economics. He has been working in Econometria since the year 2010, time in which he has participated in more than 20 projects. His main lines of work are the statistical and the econometric analysis applied to multiple sectors such as education, environment, transport, communications, public services, among others. Recently, he participated in the following studies: Economic evaluation of emblematic projects of the General System of Royalties, environmental Implications of the mining-energy growth scenarios in Colombia and the national Study on the use of time and other variables of educational quality in regular public secondary education institutions.

Christian Danilo Martínez Díaz

Christian Martinez Diaz is a business administrator with professional experience of more than 7 years. He has worked for the Econometria since 2013 and participated in more than 20 consultancy projects with the firm. His main areas of interest are: Mines, Energy and Hydrocarbons; Transportation and Infrastructure; Culture, Sports and Recreation; Education; Social Protection; Science, Technology and Innovation. He recently participated in the following studies: Economic evaluation of emblematic projects financed by the General Royalty System for the National Planning Department (DNP); Economic evaluation of construction and procurement projects for sports venues financed by the General Royalty System of the National Planning Department (DNP); Second national inclusive recycling study for the Compromiso Empresarial para el Reciclaje (CEMPRE).

Jaime Millán

Jaime Millan Quijano is an Economist with a PhD from University College London. He has professional experience of over 13 years. He has been with Econometria since 2004 and participated in more than 50 consultancy projects with the firm. His main areas of interest are: Impact evaluation; design of public health policy; education in inclusion to the labor market. He recently participated in the following studies: Impact evaluation for the Jovenes en Accion program for the DPS and impact evaluation of the extended school day and time use in the classroom for the Dominican Republic.

Jhon Jairo Romero Romero

Jhon Jairo Romero is a mathematician – statistician, with a master’s degree in economics and postgraduate studies in applied statistics. He has worked with Econometria since 2002 as a statistical sampler, participating in more than 100 studies. His areas of interest include: sampling, econometrics, multivariate statistics, public policy evaluation, food safety and nutrition studies. He has participated in numerous socioeconomic, institutional and big data studies. He recently participated in the impact evaluation of the Jovenes en Accion Program; the impact evaluation of the comprehensive improvement of neighborhoods program in Bogota; the impact evaluation of the Bono Vida Mejor Program in Honduras; the transversal study on conflict and bullying in schools in Panama; the evaluation of the Effective Time in the Classroom Program in the Dominican Republic and the impact evaluation of the Colombia Mayor Program.

Juan David Parra Heredia

Juan David Parra Heredia holds an undergraduate degree in Government and International Relations and has a Master’s Degree in Economics and a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Member of Econometría Consultores since 2011. He is an expert in public policy research and evaluation and has teaching experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Extensive experience in applying quantitative and qualitative methodologies of data analysis (with high proficiency in Stata and Nvivo). He has published in national and international peer-reviewed journals and was a co-author in 2013 of the book "Separated and unequal: Education and social classes in Colombia", from Editorial Dejusticia.

Manuela Mejía Perez

Manuela Mejia Perez is an anthropologist with a master’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology of Public Policies and professional experience of over 6 years. She has worked with Econometria since 2012 and participated in more than 15 projects with the firm. Her main areas of interest are: vulnerable population; victims; education; social protection, through design and implementation of qualitative methodologies to evaluate social policies and projects. She recently participated in the following studies: Impact evaluation of the Jovenes en Accion program, Social Prosperity; External evaluation of the Construyendo Soluciones Sostenibles program - TSI for population displaced by the armed conflict, for ACNUR and Lifting of the baseline for the project for social inclusion of persons with disability victims of the conflict for the Japanese International Cooperation Agency - JICA.

María Carolina Suárez Hernández

Carolina Suarez Hernandez is a political scientist from the Universidad del Rosario with a master’s degree in Public Administration and Public Policy from the Tecnologico de Monterrey. She has more than 10 year’s professional experience and 8 in developing evaluations. She has worked with Econometria since 2013 as project coordinator, and developed 25 projects as a consultant and coordinator for the firm. Her main areas of interest are: evaluation of public policy, strengthening of follow-up and evaluation capacity, participative methodologies. She recently participated in the following studies: “Analysis of local strategies to protect children against violence, with emphasis in information management and use of evidence in three Colombian municipalities” for UNICEF, “Evaluation of operations and results for the Cero a Siempre Policy” for the DNP, “Study to potentiate technological innovation, coverage and sustainability for the Cine para Todos projects, within the framework of the TIC and disability initiative of the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications of Colombia”, for the Saldarriaga Concha Foundation, and “Results Evaluation of the Emprende Pais Program” for the Bolivar Davivienda Foundation.

Marisol Rodríguez Osorio

Marisol Rodriguez is a systems engineer with a master’s degree in social policy and a specialization in project management. She has worked with Econometria since 2001 and participated in some projects carried out by the firm and in the past year as bid coordinator. Her main areas of interest are public policy with emphasis on social protection and education. She has extensive experience in the public bidding system in Colombia, as well as international entities and multilateral banks.

Nury Bibian Bejarano

Nury Bibian Bejarano Cardenas is an Economist with a specialization in statistics and master’s degree in Economic Sciences from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and MSc in Social Research Methods from the London School of Economics. She has been with Econometría since 2010 and participated as an analyst and coordinator in more than 20 consultancy projects with the firm. Her primary areas are public policy research and evaluation, econometric and spatial analysis, rural development and quantitative and qualitative research methods. She recently participated in the following studies: evaluation of the Conglomerado Lechero project for the Alpina Foundation, Impact evaluation of the Alianzas Productivas Program and Oportunidades Rurales for the Ministry of Agriculture, impact assessment of the Maternal and Child Hospital Network for Honduras government and evaluation of operations and results of the return and relocation policy for the DNP.

Ruth Jimena Iguavita Sierra

Jimena Iguavita is an economist with a master’s degree in Economics and professional experience of over three years. She has worked with Econometria since 2013 and participated in 13 projects with the firm. The main sectors in which she has worked include: social inclusion and territorial and rural development. She recently participated in the following studies: evaluation of the Cine para Todos initiative for the Saldarriaga Concha Foundation; institutional and results evaluation of the public policy on women victims of the armed conflict, pursuant to CONPES 3784 from 2013 of the National Planning Department.