who we are
PROEVAL was created in 2011 at the initiative of a team of professionals with a broad experience in development cooperation and public administration, who decided to unite their knowledge and skills to share with others and learn from each other.
We work with public institutions and private organisations that promote sustainable human development. With professional and rigorous dedication, we offer ad-hoc services that are directed at improving the performance of these organisations and their projects. In this way, we expect to move towards a more inclusive, participative and fair society.
We offer practical and effective solutions in the fields of Evaluation of Programs and Public Policies, Strategic Planning; Formulation of Programs; Results based M&E systems; Auditing of Supporting Accounts; Research and Training.
Our services are always based on mutual learning, on participation in the processes developed, and on commitment to people. We always hold up honesty, objectivity, transparency and confidentiality.

Founders

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Noelia Tiedeke

Co-Founder

Master’s Degree in International Sustainable Development Cooperation Development and a Degree in Communication Sciences.

She began her career over 20 years ago as an international journalist, then she worked in Human Resources, and since 2002 she has devoted herself to development cooperation. Over the years, she has worked for several NGOs as Project Manager, Program Director and Country Representative on the field, and for the Spanish Cooperation in Costa Rica. Since 2009 she works as an International Development Cooperation Consultant, conducting several evaluations of programs and policies, such as the intermediate evaluation of the 4th Spanish Cooperation Master Plan and the final evaluation of several Spanish Cooperation Country Framework Partnerships, and performing technical and financial audits of development programmes and strategies. She has gathered professional experience in Bangladesh, Brazil, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Kenya, Mauritania, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Perú and Tanzania, particularly in the fields of education, professional training, employment, microfinance, gender and childhood. She is bilingual in Spanish and German, fluent in English, and has working knowledge of French and Portuguese.

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Javier Carmona

Co-Founder

Master’s Degree in Economic Development and Growth, a Master’s degree in Evaluation of Programmes and Policies, a Master’s Degree in International Cooperation for Sustainable Development, and a Degree in Economics and Business Administration.

He has over 15 years of experience in Human Development and is expert in Strategic Planning and Evaluation. He has worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); as Programme Director for the Spanish Cooperation (AECID); and Head of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of the Commission for the “Polígono Sur” of Seville (marginalised suburb) and Head of Monitoring and Evaluation department at Eptisa. Since he founded PROEVAL, he has led several evaluation processes, such as several Spanish Cooperation Country Partnership Framework, and implemented monitoring and evaluation systems for cooperation programs. He has worked both in Spain and in the field in The Philippines, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Cape Verde, Nicaragua, Mozambique, Tanzania, Morocco and Guatemala, among others, in the fields of governance, social cohesion, education, social services, rural development, health and housing. He is fluent in English and Spanish and has working knowledge of Portuguese.

Team

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Alex Fraile

Humanitarian Action

He holds a Bachelor of Law and a master’s degree in International Cooperation for Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Aid and is an active member in UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination Teams (UNDAC).

He has more than 15 years’ experience in Humanitarian Action, both in headquarters and in the field, in non-governmental humanitarian organizations, in European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), in United Nations Regional West and Central Africa´s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Dakar and Spanish Cooperation´s Humanitarian Action Office. He has experience in the implementation of UN Reform of the Humanitarian Instruments. He has drafted action protocols, advised on the improvement of coordination mechanisms and actively contributed to the implementation and coordination of numerous humanitarian operations. He has professional experience in Darfur, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Mauritania, Ghana, Nigeria, Panama, Senegal, Ghana and Ecuador. He is bilingual in Spanish and French and is fluent in English.

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Alina Orrico

Development Cooperation

She holds a Degree in Political Science and Public Administration, with a diploma on Regulation and specific training in gender and human rights.

She has 7 years’ experience at international level. She has attended diplomatic missions, Latin American and international regional organizations, from the public and private sectors. She has mainly worked in Washington D.C., Paris, Brussels, Madrid, Barcelona, Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama. With United Nations she worked at UNESCO headquarters in Paris and as social sciences sector representative for UNESCO regional office in Central America. With delegated cooperation funds from the European Union, she was part of the Triangular Cooperation project coordination of the ADELANTE facility for the evaluation of public policies (EVALUA) implemented by FIIAPP. She is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Catalan.

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Marta Acero

Environment and Communication

She holds a Law Degree, with an MBA in project management and a University Expert in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change.

She has more than 15 years’ experience working on humanitarian action and development projects in non-governmental humanitarian agencies and international development consulting companies. Her career is focused on project monitoring and evaluation, coordination of disaster preparedness and mitigation projects, and development of post-emergency response plans, among others. As a consultant, she accumulates experience in developing proposals and development project management in various topics, including building and managing international consortiums for contracts with different European Commission Directorates. She gained professional experience in Senegal, Mauritania, Mozambique, Madagascar, Seychelles, Mauritius, Comoros, United Kingdom, Haiti, Panama, Chile, Ecuador, United States of America, Belgium and the Dominican Republic. She is fluent in Spanish, Catalan, English, French, and Portuguese.

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Diego Boero

European Development Cooperation Agencies

He holds a Degree in Economics, specialized in European Integration Economics, with a master’s in international development.

He has 7 years professional experience in the development cooperation sector. He has worked throughout his professional career in various fields of management of development cooperation projects funded by the European Union. Thanks to his career throughout various Belgian and Spanish consulting firms, he has gained extensive experience in the field of financial control and advice, event organization and implementation of international cooperation activities. He has worked part of his professional career in the Maghreb area (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), Central Africa (Congo) and South America (Paraguay). He is fluent in Spanish, French and English.

Collaborators

Inés Mazarrasa

Collaborator

Holds a Masters in Environment and Development Policy by the University of Sussex in the UK and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. She has more than 15 years of international experience in strategic planning, management, monitoring and evaluation, public policy analysis and aid effectiveness. Between 2009 and 2013 she worked as specialist in aid coordination at UNDP in Ethiopia. Previously, she worked at AECID in Senegal, Cape Verde and Tunisia and in UNDP in Palestinian Territories. In collaboration with PROEVAL, she has conducted the mid-term evaluation of AECID´s strategy on decentralization in Senegal, the evaluability analysis of Spain´s action in governance in Morocco, the intermediate review of the Fourth Master Plan of Spanish Cooperation and final evaluation of the Ethiopia-Spain Country Partnership Framework 2011-2015. She is fluent in English and French.

Graduated in sociology and in Teaching of Infant Education, holds Master´s Degrees in International Cooperation and in Active Pedagogy. She has experience in formal and non-formal education and Development Education since 1999, gained in different educational projects and schools, both public and private. She has developed materials, educational programs and training plans. She is a specialist in development, has coordinated work teams, in Spain and abroad, and has managed cooperation and development education projects. With a deep interest in education, the harmonious development of people and its contribution to personal and social transformation, she is creative, close, patient and a woman of dialogue. In continuous process of formation and transformation, she has great capacity of adaptation. She is fluent in English.

Tatiana San Millán

Collaborator

Marco Antonio Ortega

Collaborator

Holds a degree in Business Administration and Management and a Master´s degree in Information Management and Knowledge Management in Organizations. He has over 15 years of professional experience in development cooperation in Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, specializing in design and implementation of Programs and Knowledge Management and Information Resources in international organizations and public entities. As a consultant, he has worked with United Nations agencies (UNFPA, UNICEF, UNISDR, UNDP), bilateral cooperation agencies (Luxembourg Cooperation Agency, AECID), government institutions, foundations and corporate social responsibility forums in areas such as Analysis, evaluation and systematization of projects and programs, design of knowledge management strategies, institutional capacity development processes, assistance for South-South Cooperation, and facilitation of international forums and meetings.

An expert on employment policies, programme design, implementation and evaluation. She is a former ILO, UNOPS and UNDP Chief Technical Advisor in charge of aid coordination, the “One UN Reform” and youth employment issues. She has more than eighteen years of country experience and policy advice among others through various UN agencies (ILO, UNIDO, UNDP, UNOPS), Governments, Trade Unions, Employers and Civil Society organizations with previous experience in Europe, the Maghreb region, Western Africa, Latin America and CIS countries. Paz has a Master’s degree in Governance by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex; is a Member of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) and Expert trainer at the UN International Training Center (ITC/ILO) in Turin. She is fluent in English, French and Portuguese, apart from Spanish, her mother tongue.

Paz Arancibia

Collaborator

Sergio Altuna

Collaborator

Holds a Degree in Translation and Interpretation, a Master’s Degree in Language, Arabic Literature and History, and in Terrorism Studies and is a PhD student in International Security with a thesis on impact evaluation of Salafist counter-narratives in de-radicalization processes. He is a researcher and international consultant established between Spain and the Maghreb, where he has practically completed all his professional activity since 2010. Specialized in the creation of monitoring and evaluation tools in unstable environments, he works as a consultant in foresight, political risk analysis and Security in North Africa and the Sahel. He has also taught at the University of Jendouba (Tunisia) and the University of the Ionian Islands (Greece). He is fluent in English, French and Arabic.

Holds a degree in Business Administration and Management, a degree in Business Sciences, a Master’s Degree in Development Cooperation in Local Development, a Master’s Degree in Program Evaluation and Public Policy and is a PhD student in Meta Evaluations in Programs with population affected by armed conflicts in the Middle East, And the Great Lakes Region. She has ten years of experience in Humanitarian Action and Development Cooperation, and nine in Monitoring and Evaluation. Expert in Identification, Formulation, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of Projects in emergency contexts in different African countries such as Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Malawi, Uganda, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, Morocco. She has also conducted evaluations in Pakistan, Bolivia, and El Salvador. She has developed her work with International Agencies such as the European Union, UNICEF, UNDP, UNHCR and AECID. She is fluent in English and French.

Carmen Perea

Collaborator

Esther Martín

Collaborator

Is an Agricultural Engineer by the Polytechnic University of Madrid, and holds a Diploma in Organization, Management, Communication and NGO. For 22 years (1998 to 2015) she has worked in the Programs Department of the Spanish NGO Jóvenes y Desarrollo, as head of different Geographic Areas, mainly Latin America. She has also worked as expatriate for different Spanish NGO in Dominican Republic and El Salvador (1992 to 1997). She has full command in ex-ante evaluation, formulation, and technical and administrative monitoring of development cooperation actions, and procedures of financing, management and justification of subsidies from international donors such as AECID, EU and other public and private institutions. She has working knowledge of English and French.

Holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration by the University of Barcelona and is currently finalizing her Postgraduate in in Techniques of Applied Social Research by the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She has more than 15 years of experience in humanitarian action and development cooperation. In the specific field of humanitarian action, she has participated in projects in Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Indonesia, Mauritania-migrants, Haiti-Cholera, Lebanon-refugees, Philippines, Nepal, Yemen, Iraqi Kurdistan. This executive experience has allowed her to deal with all phases of program management, from needs assessments to final reports. She has experience in contingency plans development. As a consultant, she has participated in program / project evaluations and facilitation processes. He has a good knowledge of English, and a medium level of French and Arabic.

Cristina Miñana

Collaborator

Ana Parra

Collaborator

Holds a degree in Communication Sciences, specializing in Advertising and PR, a Master in Digital Corporate Communication by the University of Alcalá and Master in Business Management and Marketing by ESIC. She has over 20 years of experience in strategic communication planning, brand positioning and qualitative market research at national and international level (Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Central America and USA) in multinational communication agencies (Bates Worldwide , Leo Burnett, Gray Group). In development cooperation, she has worked with NGOs and Foundations such as Amnesty International, Children’s Villages, Reinserta, Women for Africa Foundation and Red Cross. In addition, she has created her own branding consultancy, Primero Estrategia, in 2004. She is fluent in English.

Holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a master’s degree in Gender and Development by Complutense Institute of International Studies (ICEI). She has over 18 years’ experience in international cooperation. She has worked for AECID as project manager in Tunisia, Bolivia and Haiti. In addition, she has worked as program officer for Spanish and international NGOs, managing projects throughout its cycle (formulation, monitoring and justification) with different funders (AECID, EU, decentralized and private). She has also worked as an independent consultant carrying out ex post evaluations, ex ante evaluations, systematizations, research and training, especially in Gender and Development, for different entities and in different geographical areas (Maghreb, Andean region and Southern Cone). She is fluent in English and French.

Irene Lobo

Collaborator

Rudy Martínez

Collaborator

Senior engineer in roads and logistics by Polytech Clermont-Ferrand (France). He has over 14 years’ experience in international cooperation projects in identification, formulation, negotiation with international donors, as well as in the implementation of emergency, post-emergency, development cooperation and development education projects. He has developed his professional activity in Spain, Latin America, Asia and Africa, mainly in the sectors of WASH, Food Security, Agriculture, Growth and local economic development, Health and Nutrition. He has performed social, economic and environmental impact evaluations in Panama, Haiti, Peru, Angola, the Dominican Republic, Honduras and the Philippines of projects financed by AECID, the World Bank and the European Union. He is bilingual in Spanish and French and is fluent in Portuguese and English.