Participant Info

First Name
Julia
Last Name
Espinosa
Country
Spain
University
Complutense de Madrid
Keywords
Public policies Evaluation Gender equality International Cooperation for Development
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Personal Info

About Me

She is a Sociologist and has a postgraduate course in Evaluation of Public Policies and Programmes and a PhD in Political Science (Complutense University, Madrid – Spain).

She has worked as a researcher, an evaluator and an expert in gender equality and social development for the last ten years. Specifically, she has focused her activity on researching evaluation systems and methodologies as well as evaluating plans and programs in Western Europe and in Latin America. She has worked for different Universities (Complutense University, University of Seville, FLACSO-Argentina, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, etc.), public institutions (Regional Government of Andalusia and Spanish Agency for International Cooperation, etc.) and organizations (Intermón Oxfam, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Acsur-Las Segovias, etc.). Additionally, she has been teaching Evaluation, International Development Studies and Gender Equality at a postgraduate level since 2002.

Currently, she works as part of the Complutense University team in the GENOVATE project, an European project focused on ensuring equal opportunities for women and men by encouraging a more gender-competent management in research, innovation and scientific decision-making bodies. She also coordinates the ‘Gender and Evaluation’ Thematic Working Group of the European Evaluation Society and she is a member of the Associate Experts Network – UNDP Regional Service Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean as well as the RELAC (Network for Monitoring, Evaluation and Systematization in Latin America and the Caribbean).

Recent Publications
  • Guide to including a gender+ perspective in VOPEs: innovating to improve institutional capacities. 2015.
  • Making Evaluation Sensitive to Gender and Human Rights. Different Approaches. Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y Cooperación. Madrid. 2014.
  • “Towards a gender-sensitive evaluation? Practices and challenges in international development evaluation”, Evaluation. Vol. 19 no. 2. 2013. Pp. 171-182.
  • “Promoting Human Rights and Gender Sensitive Evaluations: Key Ideas for Evaluating Gender Equality Results”, UN Women Expert Meeting – Gender Mainstreaming Approaches in Development Programming: Being Strategic and Achieving Results. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana. 2013.
  • “La Agenda 2030 desde una perspectiva feminista: ¿una oportunidad para políticas más transformadoras”, Temas para el debate, nº 254-255. 2016.
  • “La perspectiva de género en evaluación: balance de la política y praxis de la cooperación oficial española”, Revista Española de Desarrollo y Cooperación, nº 36. 2015.
  • “¿Cómo integrar un enfoque transformador de género en la evaluación de políticas públicas? Debates y propuestas”, en SinerGias, nº5, Decisiones en contextos de cambios: Interpelaciones e inspiraciones de la Conferencia de Beijing, PRIGEPP-FLACSO Argentina. 2015.
  • “La igualdad de género en la agenda internacional de desarrollo. Avances y desafíos para la integración de un enfoque transformador de género”. Informe GEP&DO. Sevilla. 2015.
  • “Un análisis feminista de la Coherencia de Políticas para el Desarrollo” en Revista Española de Ciencia Política, nº 35. Madrid. 2014.
  • Coherencia de políticas y género. Un análisis feminista de la promoción del desarrollo internacional. Plataforma 2015 y más. Madrid. 2013.

 

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