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.


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Noelia Tiedeke


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


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.


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Gabriela Durán

Development and Economic Growth

Graduate in Economics and holds a Master’s degree in Development and Economic Growth.

She has nine years of professional experience in international consultancy and NGDOs, specialising in the design, implementation, monitoring and justification of international cooperation projects funded by different institutions (EU, AECID, EIB, UNDP, decentralised and private donors). She has been involved in human rights, migration, refugee, and social protection projects in the East African region. In addition, she has advised public and private institutions in the design of local development strategies through entrepreneurship, CSR plans, feasibility studies and design/management of cooperation projects and PPPs. She has professional experience in Uganda, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Mozambique, Romania, Peru, Rwanda and Ethiopia. She is fluent in Spanish, Galician and English, and has an advanced level of Portuguese.


Alba Lorente

Development Cooperation

International Studies and Business Administration graduate, with a MBA in International Management (UIMP – ICEX) specialized in international projects.

She has two years professional experience. She has been a volunteer in the student organization Erasmus Student Network of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where she has been in charge of the human resources and has been responsible for the legal aspects of the organisation. Besides, she has participated in the justification of grants given for educational and development cooperation projects. She has experience in international trade and communication. She is fluent in Spanish, English and has a medium-high level of French.


Gonzalo Marin

Development Cooperation

Double degree in International Relations and Political Science and MBA in International Business Management.

He has worked as an international trade advisor at the Commercial Office of the Spanish Embassy in South Korea, and has completed internships at the Commercial Office of the Spanish Embassy in Washington, D.C., and at the General Secretariat for North America of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He works at PROEVAL, where he participates in the preparation of expenditure verification reports, technical and economic reviews of accounts justifying public subsidies for the implementation of cooperation projects, among others. He is fluent in Spanish and English and has a good knowledge of French.


Joaquin Caudeli

Development Cooperation Networks and Partnerships

Graduate in Political Science and Administration and Sociology, with a Masters in Diplomacy and International Relations.

He has 5 years of professional experience in the field of development cooperation focusing on the European Union. He has worked in FIIAPP, holding the Presidency of the Practitioners’ Network in its Brussels Office, the MAUEC and AECID. Always close to civil society, he has worked for the Economic and Social Committee of the EU, as a human rights activist at Amnesty International, and the Ibero-American SDG Network. As a 2019 United Nations Alliance of Civilisations Fellow, he has addressed intercultural dialogue, the role of women in peacemaking and conflict prevention in Morocco, Egypt, Qatar and the United States. He currently coordinates the Practitioners’ Network for European Cooperation. He is fluent in Spanish and English, and has a good knowledge of French.

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Sonia Pérez

Communication and Arts

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences, with a Master’s Degree in International Business Management, and studies in performance and contemporary dance from Laboratorio Teatral de Panamá.

She has more than 10 years’ experience in project design and management in international, multidisciplinary, and multicultural settings.  Private sector experience includes Siemens GAMESA, Impact Hub Madrid and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Sonia was in charge of communication and knowledge management for the UN Environment Programme’s REGATTA project in Panama and was Foreign Trade Advisor at the Economic and Commercial Office of Spain in Jakarta, Indonesia. She combines her expertise in performing arts and project management in the design and implementation of projects involving art, the environment, and the community, in addition to facilitating work processes. She is fluent in Spanish and English.


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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 the 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.

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Marco Antonio Ortega


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, specialising 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.

Graduated in Law, 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). Álex has more than 15 years’ experience in Humanitarian Action, in humanitarian organizations (NGOs, ECHO, OCHA and AECID). 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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Sergio Altuna


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. Specialised 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.

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 NGDO Jóvenes y Desarrollo, as head of different Geographic Areas, mainly Latin America. She has also worked as expatriate for different Spanish NGDO 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.

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Cristina Miñana


Holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration by the University of Barcelona and is currently finalising 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.

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 NGDOs 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.

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Irene Lobo


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 NGDOs, 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.

Holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a master’s degree in Project Lifecycle Management & Humanitarian Action. She has more than 17 years of experience in Cooperation for Development, having led the technical, financial and administrative reporting of over 30 projects funded by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the European Union (EU), NNUU, USAID, Ukaid, the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), and Australian Aid. She has worked on  formulation of fundraising proposals, and management, monitoring and reporting of projects at country and regional levels, having coordinated more than 13 organisations with a particular focus on Latin America and the Caribbean; her fields of expertise includes labour inclusion, education, sexual and reproductive health, with a focus on persons with disabilities. She provides consulting services on the identification of fundraising opportunities and the delivery of training workshops for AECID. She has also participated as speaker at the European Development Days in 2018, and is fluent in English and French.

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Cecilia Requena


BA in Business Management, MA in Economic Development and Growth and MA in International Management and Trade (ICEX). More than 12 years of experience in international development consulting for international organizations, government institutions, NGOs and private sector. She has developed her professional career in Spain, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. In recent years she has worked as a government advisor in Timor-Leste, designing public policies and strategic plans for the economic development of the country. She has also worked for UNDP China as a public policy analyst and evaluator of renewable energy projects in China, Zambia, and Ghana. In China she has also worked for IOM as a research coordinator for a China-EU migration project. Cecilia also has experience in evaluations, project management and preparation of tenders for the EU, WB and IADB, among others. She is bilingual in Spanish and English and fluent in French.

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.

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