Alvaro Reyes is an Electrical Engineering with a PhD in Economics. He is a founding partner of Econometria S.A. with more than 35 years of experience in consulting. His areas of interest are the creation of macroeconomic, microeconomic, economic regulation, public spending, competition, public utilities, employment and sectorial analysis studies. He was an advisor for the Mission to Design a Strategy to Reduce Poverty and Inequality for the National Planning Department (2005). He is a member of the Mission for Technical, Technological and Professional Training Education of MEN (2001). He was the technical coordinator for ECIEL in Brazil (1979 – 1982) for joint studies regarding economic integration in Latin America. International Consultant for the IDB and the World Bank. He has been a director and consultant in more than 150 of Econometria’s projects. He participated in the first three impact evaluations made in Colombia for flagship social programs of the national government, including Familias en Accion, Jovenes en Accion and Empleo en Accion, as a technical director for the latter. He is currently a member of the technical committee of the firm.
Arturo Garcia. Economist with a master’s degree in Economics. More than 34 years’ experience in consulting, academia and work with governments, non-governmental organizations and the private sector. During the past years, he has focused on subjects related to the agricultural sector, territorial development and construction of peace. He has developed numerous studies to formulate and evaluate policies aimed at the country’s poorest and most vulnerable population. He held the position of Executive Director of the Ideas para la Paz Foundation, was the Subdirector of the National Planning Department (DNP) and the National Learning Service (SENA). He was an advisor for the national government designing strategies to promote development in the Colombian field. He was invited to the last Missions to formulate public policies in Colombian: Coffee Growing City Systems and Field Transformation. His areas of interest mainly include: territorial, urban, rural and agricultural development. He has developed more than 30 projects for Econometria in past years. He recently participated as director for the following studies: lifting of the baseline for the Programa POT Modernos; institutional and operational development of the Land Adaptation Policy and impact evaluation of the Alianzas Productivas Program Phase II. He is currently working with the Alpina Foundation in a medium-term project to systematize learning in their projects.
Claudia Helena Peñaranda Rodríguez
Claudia Helena Peñaranda is a psychologist with a master’s degree in Psychology and postgraduate studies in social policy and peace studies and conflict resolution with professional experience of over 20 years in the public and private sectors. She has worked with Econometria since 2004 and participated as a consultant or director in over 75 of the firm’s consultancy projects. Her main areas of interest include: social inclusion, human rights and reconciliation; social protection; public policy guidelines and territorial, urban and rural development and education. She recently participated in the following studies: Evaluation of programs regarding violence against women in Latin America and the Caribbean for the IDB; Evaluation of results and operations of returning and relocation processes in Colombia for the DNP and Evaluability Assessment of ODF Program for Zambia for UNICEF, among others.
Diego Sandoval Peralta is an industrial engineer and economist with an MBA from Universidad de Los Andes and a M. Phil (Cand) in Economics from Oxford University. Until 2016 and for 30 years he was Econometria’s Director. He was also an advisor to the Ministry of Finance and Technical Secretary of the Mission to Adjust Coffee growing Institutionalism between 2002 and 2003, as well as a visiting professor at Oxford University. He has worked in several countries in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa. He has participated in more than 150 projects as director or expert. His areas of specialization are structuring, economic and financial valuation of projects, evaluation of public policies and sectorial analysis in agriculture, transportation and regional development. He recently directed the Ex-ante Evaluation for the Subnormal Neighborhoods in Georgetown – Guyana Program for the IDB and the Formulation of the Social Inclusion and Productive Policy for poor and vulnerable population in Colombia. He directed the Institutional and Results Evaluation for the Anti-personnel Mines Policy (AICMA) for the DNP, the Qualitative evaluation of SISBEN III, the Results Evaluation of the National System of Protected Areas (SINAP), the Impact Evaluation of the Pacific Plan and the Formulation of a Comprehensive Assistance Policy for Early Childhood for the DNP. In 2016, he directed the formulation and application of a Model to Measure Incidence in Public Duties. He recently participated as an expert in economic evaluation of various types of projects financed by the National Royalty System (SGR); in the formulation of a model to measure socioeconomic and environmental impact in mining-energy expansion scenarios in the country for the UPME, the evaluation of the General Participation System SGP and the National Regional Consolidation Plan.
Fabio Durán Castro
Fabio Duran Castro is an industrial engineering with a master’s degree in the same area and professional experience of over 35 years. He has worked with Econometria since 1989 and participated as director and consultant in more than 100 consultancy projects with the firm. The main areas in which he has worked include Mines, Energy and Hydrocarbons, Information Technologies and Communications (TIC), Educations, Transportation and Infrastructure and Justice, in matters of evaluation, regulations, public policy guidelines, financial analysis and economic valuation. He recently participated in the following studies: Economic evaluation of emblematic projects financed by the General Royalty System for the DNP, Financing scheme of the TIC sector within the framework of technological convergence and markets, for the same entity, Relevant markets for liquid fuel, and rationing costs for gas liquid processing (GLP) for the UPME.
Juan Manuel García Díaz
Juan Manuel Garcia Diaz is an electrical engineer with post-graduate studies in Economics and professional experience of over 25 years. He has worked for Econometria since 1990 and participated in more than 150 consultancy projects with the firm; his main areas are impact evaluation, market analysis, economic regulation and valuation; education sector; mines, energy and hydrocarbons; health and nutrition; financial services and insurance; TICs; and transportation and infrastructure. He recently participated in the following studies: impact evaluation of the National Labor Risks System for Fasecolda; economic evaluation of construction projects and improvement of marketplaces financed with resources from the General Royalty System for the DNP; impact evaluation and verification of technical management compliance to strengthen the network of mother and child assistance in Honduras, for the country’s Health Secretariat; design of a new model of credit origination for Icetex; and measurement of the social impact of traffic accidents in the Dominican Republic for the IDB. He also directed the follow-up and analysis systems of the automotive market in Colombia for 16 years for companies who represent brands in the country.
María Carolina Latorre López
María Carolina Latorre López is an economist from the University of Los Andes and holds an M.A in Economics from the same university and an MSc in Social Policy (Research) from the London School of Economics. She has more than 15 years of work experience, joined Econometria in 2012 and has participated in over 40 evaluation projects with the firm. Her main areas of interest are: evaluation of social policies, reconciliation, monitoring of programmes for the vulnerable population, macroeconomic analyses, and projects focused on sustainability. She has recently participated in the following studies: the impact evaluation of the Multisectoral Nutrition Plan (MSNP) for UNICEF-Nepal, the design of the Socioeconomic footprint index for Argos and the impact evaluation of the Adolescents women's leadership initiative (AWLI) programme for UNICEF-Afghanistan.
María Consuelo Ramírez Giraldo
Maria Consuelo Ramirez Giraldo is an attorney from Universidad de Los Andes with a master’s degree in Political Science from the same university and a master’s degree in Modern and Contemporary History from Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, with professional experience of more than 25 years. She has worked with Econometria since 2017 as a Director, between 2014 and 2016 as President of the Board of Directors, and has participated as consultant and director in more than 6 consultancy projects with the firm. Her main areas of interest are mainly: Guidelines of public policy, Socio-economic and public policy evaluation focusing on vulnerable population, particularly victim population of the armed conflict and social inclusion, human rights and reconciliation. She recently participated in the following studies: Construction of a National Policy proposal for social and productive inclusion for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDN) and Social Prosperity; Study on the offer to protect human rights defenders in relation to risks derived from their labor for the Swedish Embassy; evaluation of operations of the humanitarian aid policy for the National Planning Department; Qualitative, statistical and conceptual analysis of the 2013 certification process for the Comprehensive Aid and Reparation of Victims, Pilot test to adjust and validate the criteria to establish if the home of a victim of forced displacement has overcome the situation of socio-economic vulnerability for the National Planning Department.
María Gloria Cano Muñoz
Maria Gloria Cano is an economist with a master’s degree in Economics from the Universidad de Los Andes and a master’s degree in Inter-American Relations from University of Miami. Since 1992 she has worked with Econometria as a consultant and she was a deputy manager between 2001 and 2012. She has participated as consultant and director in more than 120 consultancy projects. Her main areas of interest are: Socio-economic evaluation and public policies focused on vulnerable population, specially victims of the armed conflict and microfinance. She recently directed and codirected the following studies: Drafting of a proposal for a national policy of social and productive inclusion for victim population of forced displacement for the IDB – Social Prosperity; Evaluation of the prevention, protection and guarantee of rights of women victims of the armed conflict in Colombia; Design of follow-up indicators for the Rapid Response Strategy (RR) of the post-conflict for the OIM – Presidential Office for the Post-conflict; Evaluation of the Construyendo Soluciones Sostenibles program TSI for ACNUR; Census, diagnosis and baseline for the project for social inclusion of conflict victims with disabilities in the municipalities of Carmen del Chucuri and Granada (Antioquia) for JICA.
Martha Isabel Gutiérrez Llinás
Martha Isabel Gutierrez is an economist with a master’s degree in Economics and professional experience of over 35 years. She has worked with Econometria since 1987 and participated as director or consultant in more than 150 of the firm’s projects. The main areas in which she has worked include: education; social protection; citizen security; culture, sports and recreation and agriculture in matters of evaluation, diagnostic studies, information and monitoring systems and economic valuation. She recently participated in the following studies: evaluations of achievement of goals in educational facilities under concession in Bogota for the District’s Education Secretariat; Impact evaluation of the Colombia Mayor program for the DNP; Evaluation of effective time use in the classroom for the Ministry of Education of the Dominican Republic and Impact evaluation of the Jovenes en Accion program for Social Prosperity.
Oscar Rodríguez Nieto
Oscar Rodriguez Nieto is an Industrial Engineer with a master’s degree in Economics and professional experience of more than 27 years. He has worked with Econometria since 1992 and has participated in more than 120 consultancy projects with the firm. His main areas of interest are: econometric and statistical modelling; public policy evaluation; economic analysis of climate change; macroeconomic and sectorial analysis; and design of analysis policies and methodologies. He recently participated in the following studies: Roadmap to establish an emissions trade system in Colombia for the World Bank and the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development; economic evaluation of marketplaces built and improved with resources from the General Royalty System for the National Planning Department; and the evaluation of results and operation of the returning and relocation processes of victim population for the National Planning Department and the Victims Unit.