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Odette Maciel Becerril


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Odette Maciel is Economics Specialist at the IDB’s Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE). Some of Odette’s recent publications include: The Country Programa Evaluation: Panamá 2015-2019 and the 2019 Report on the Management’s  Implementation of OVE recommendations. She also worked as a Research Fellow in OVE (2013-2016) where she collaborated in several evaluations, including: a comparative evaluation of the IDB Support to the Conditional Cash Transfer programs in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala; a comparative evaluation of the IDB support to low-income housing programs in the Caribbean; and in various Country Program Evaluations (Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname and Guyana).

Prior to her current role she worked as a consultant in the World Bank’s Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice where she collaborated in the design of quantitative and qualitative instruments to identify constraints and opportunities to start and grow household enterprises among poor families in Tanzania (Untapped Potential: Household Enterprises in Tanzania).

In Mexico, she worked at the Ministry of Social Development where she was a core team member in the drafting of the National Social Development Strategy 2007-2012; and in the Executive Office of the President of Mexico (2008-2011) on topics related to poverty reduction, social policy, labor economics and public finance. Her professional experience also includes working in Indonesia at the National Team for Accelerating Poverty Reduction (TNP2K). She holds a Master in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School, and a dual-Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Political Science from Mexico.

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