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Paola Pereznieto

Research Associate

  • Gender Equality and Social Inclusion
Portrait of Paola Pereznieto

Paola is a social economist with more than 13 years of experience in social policy and international development. She has extensive experience managing international development projects, conducting policy research and evaluations for a range of clients (governments, UN agencies, IFIs and NGOs) and providing capacity building to researchers and practitioners in developing countries. She has strong expertise in the management, design and implementation of qualitative and quantitative research projects in a range of developing countries.

Current foci of Paola's work include: women and girl’s economic empowerment; girls’ education; gender and child sensitive social protection; violence against women and girls; child protection; child and youth poverty and vulnerability analysis; youth economic opportunities, children’s social exclusion; social budgeting and policy responses to mitigate impacts of economic and environmental shocks (climate change) on vulnerable groups.

Paola has work experience in the following countries: BiH, CAR, DRC, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, FYR Macedonia, Mali, Mozambique, Mexico, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, OPT, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Vietnam, and Yemen.

She is fluent in English and Spanish, has working knowledge of French and speaks basic Portuguese.

  1. Women and girls’ economic empowerment: measuring results

    Event

  2. Review of evaluation approaches and methods used by interventions on women and girls' economic empowerment

    Research reports

  3. Adolescent girls and gender justice: Country briefings

    Research reports

  4. Adolescent girls and gender justice: Country reports - Year 1

    Research reports

  5. Youth and international development policy: the case for investing in young people

    Briefing/policy papers

  6. Youth and the post-2015 agenda: making the voices of young people count

    Event

  7. Investing in youth in international development policy: making the case

    Research reports

  8. Transforming cash transfers: beneficiary and community perspectives on the basic social subsidy programme in Mozambique

    Research reports

  9. Transforming cash transfers: beneficiary and community perspectives on the social welfare fund in Yemen

    Research reports

  10. The politics of gender and social protection in Indonesia: opportunities and challenges for a transformative approach

    Working papers

  11. Critical drivers of change for child-sensitive development

    Research reports

  12. Progress in child well-being: building on what works

    Research reports

  13. Exploring the impact of climate change on children in South Africa

    Research reports

  14. Children and social protection in the Middle East and North Africa

    Briefing/policy papers

  15. Children and social protection in the Middle East and North Africa: a mapping exercise

    Working papers

  16. Situation analysis of children and poverty in Uganda: voices of children

    Research reports

  17. Involving youth in development policy research: lessons learned

    Briefing/policy papers

  18. Youth vulnerabilities and adaptation: Exploring the impact of macro-level shocks on youth: 3F (food, fuel, financial) crisis and climate change in Ghana, Mozambique and Vietnam

    Research reports

  19. The impact of UK overseas aid on environmental protection and climate change adaptation and mitigation

    Working papers

  20. Gendered risks, poverty and vulnerability in Ghana: is the LEAP cash transfer programme making a difference?

    Briefing/policy papers