The adelante network: all field practitioners, all trusted professionals

Karolyn Thunnissen
Karolyn Thunnissen +30

Karolyn is a macro-economist with in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in the different facets of development cooperation, from design to implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development cooperation programmes. Her special expertise lies in budget support, public finance management and strategic evaluations, mainly in African countries, the Caribbean and the Balkans.

María Sancho
María Sancho +15

María is an expert in the field of public policy analysis and evaluation. She is highly motivated by change processes with an eye for capacity development support and participatory approaches, including training. Over the years she has gained practical knowledge of policy performance frameworks and results-based approaches including their relevant tools.

Marc Raffinot
Marc Raffinot +40

Marc is an expert in macroeconomics in developing countries. His focus is on public finances, budget and debt (namely debt sustainability). His experience is also in ex-post evaluation of budget support. He is also teaching and training extensively in developing countries. He was also involved in reasearch about pro-poor growth and strategies of poverty alleviation.

Jerôme Dendura
Jerôme Dendura +20

Jérôme is an expert who provides support analysing public finance management and reform planning, auditing, training for capacity development, supporting sectoral policy dialogue, coordinating and harmonising aid for social and economic development.

Cristina Solana
Cristina Solana +15

Cristina is an expert in Adaptation to climate change. She has specialized in supporting formulation and implementation of regional and national adaptation policies, strategies and plans. She worked in 17 developing countries from Africa, Asia and Latin America on behalf of several donors agencies.

Geraldo Carreiro
Geraldo Carreiro +20

Geraldo is an expert in sustainable development, with a focus on climate change action. He is also involved in the design of monitoring systems, result-oriented monitoring missions, conceptual and technical support to monitoring units, lessons learned, and complex evaluations.

Marta Nogareda
Marta Nogareda +15

Marta is an associate professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the Carlos III University in Madrid. She is also an international consultant on Policy Dialogue, Public Policy Analysis, Public Communication, Political Representation and Soft skills. She has worked for different international organisations all around the world, but also for the national, regional and local administration in Spain, where she has been coordinating training sessions for public servants and training and coaching vulnerable groups on Social Abilities.

Norman Flynn
Norman Flynn +30

Norman was the Director of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies, SOAS, University of London. He was previously been Chair Professor of Public Sector Management at City University of Hong Kong and held academic posts at London School of Economics, London Business School and the University of Birmingham. He has written about public sector management in the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia, public sector reform in developing countries and about the relationship between business government and society in Asia.

Rocío de la Calle
Rocío de la Calle + 15

Rocío is an expert in the fields of communication, sustainable development and public policy. She has worked for NGOS, international organizations and governmental institutions in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. She has worked as a policy and communication advisor for the European Union and the Spanish Public Administration. She is also a Certified Professional Coach (CPCC, ACC) with over 200 hours of one-on-one coaching practice. She has experience in designing and leading communication & leadership workshops.

Steve Peterson
Steve Peterson +35

Steve is a specialist in PFM. He has advised governments as both a resident and short term advisor and has taught the subject in executive programs at Harvard and Melbourne to over 1,600 government officials. He managed Ethiopia’s 12-year reform judged to be the best on the continent in the past decade. 


Ana B. Santos
Ana B. Santos +10

Ana B. is an expert in capacity building and EC programmes. She has specialized in Public Policy and Human Rights. Her main focus is on learning process searching for new ways to learn by doing. She has also extensive knowledge using applied research tools (evaluation, ROM, diagnosis) to promote social and institutional change. She has developed technical assistant to public administrations, IO, OSC and human rights institutions.

Luis Sánchez Torrente
Luis Sánchez Torrente +12

Social development specialist and evaluator with over 13 years of experience in social and environmental related areas, working for non-profit organizations, consultancies, and multilateral institutions. During his professional career, Luis had the chance to participate in challenging research and evaluation projects in different relevant domains, including, social inclusion of vulnerable groups, climate change adaptation, labour market policies, or social impact assessment of infrastructure projects. His regional experience expands to 4 continents and 20 different countries.

Johanna Lindgren Garcia
Johanna Lindgren Garcia +12

Johanna is a development economist. She has worked in government, international organisations, and most recently as an international development consultant covering services in social sector development, especially relating to global health, policy dialogue, financing, analysis of Official Development Assistance (ODA) data and flows, evaluations, advocacy and resource mobilization. Johanna has led the production of numerous public sector strategies and policies, working mainly across Europe, South East Asia and the Caribbean.

Charles Hegbor
Charles Hegbor + 15

Charles is a PFM Consultant with over 16 years' specialized expertise in public procurement; public sector accounting, financial administration and audit, and monitoring & evaluation. His career has spanned both the private and public sectors. He has worked in several developing countries including Belize, Burkina Faso, Eritrea, Ghana, Jamaica, Malawi, Tanzania and Trinidad and Tobago, and Republic of South Africa. 

Sergio Rodríguez
Sergio Rodríguez +15

Sergio is a freelance consultant on Institutional Building and Democracy Support. He has designed, implemented and evaluated capacity development programs in contexts as diverse as Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean Region or South East Asia. He also delivers trainings on policy analysis and dialogue based on his first-hand experience in the field.

Alfonso Cabrillo
Alfonso Cabrillo +17

Alfonso is a MSC in Civil Engineering with a solid career in institutional development and policy and strategy analysis in developing countries. After a 10 years' experience at the European Development Fund, he took a career break to contribute to the creation of a think-and-do tank specialized in public policy in Mozambique. 2 years ago, he started-up two companies, Casa Minha Lda. and WAZA Xitique de Ideias e Projetos, mobilizing professionals in the areas of governance, transport, energy, urban planning and housing.

Ana Moreno Mendieta
Ana Moreno Mendieta +13

Ana has worked for over 15 years in the environmental sector, notably in the promotion of low carbon climate resilient development in Africa, Caribbean and Latin America. She has specialized in formulation, implementation and monitoring of EU and UN Programmes. She enjoys the production of communication and visual material to facilitate understanding of complex topics to a non-specialized public.

José Manuel Veiga
José Manuel Veiga +12

José Manuel is an agricultural engineer with experience in International Cooperation in the area of food security developed in organizations such as the European Commission, the United Nations and the NGO Action against Hunger. Since 2006, he has specialized in the analysis of food security situations, in emergency and development contexts.


Nathalie Gasnier
Nathalie Gasnier +15

Nathalie is an expert in communication, strategy for Customer Experience Management. She has specialized in Digital Communication. Her principal focus is in the service areas. She also has extensive knowledge of business strategy. She designed and delivered professional workshops for companies and public sector.

Willem Cornelissen
Willem Cornelissen +35

Willem is specialized in policy development, budget planning and programme evaluation. He conducts assignments related to budget support, public finance management, subsidy schemes and public sector reform on behalf of clients such as the European Commission, the German Academy for International Co-operation, the Netherlands’ ministry of Foreign Affairs and others. Since 2006 he facilitates courses on budget support and public finance management to staff of the European Commission.

Isabel Kreisler
Isabel Kreisler +15

Isabel is an expert freelance consultant on international development and climate change policies. She has developed applied research and programming work in the areas of sustainability, development finance, climate change policy and institutional development. Expertise also includes specialized technical assistance, facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes, knowledge sharing and evaluations. She holds a MSc from the London School of Economics and has developed her career in think tanks, international NGOs, development agencies and multilateral institutions.


Belén Diaz
Belén Diaz +15

Belén is an expert in organizational development and strengthening and evaluation in development and humanitarian fields. For the past eight years she has worked as an evaluator, including in roles of quality assurance and evaluation management for a range of clients (WFP, EU, GFDRR/ World Bank, UNICEF, UN Women, OCHA, FAO, UNEG). She specializes in the fields of sustainable livelihoods, disaster risk management, gender, social protection and humanitarian assistance. 

Dieter Kohn
Dieter Kohn +25

Dieter has extensive experience in the fields of Training needs assessment, Development of training materials, Implementation of entrepreneurship education and training systems (Training of trainers), Business Development Services, SME Development. He is also skilled in Project management, Monitoring & Evaluation and Development of marketing strategies. More recently, he has been involved in Life Skills projects (World Bank) to support school drop outs in West African countries. Furthermore, Dieter Kohn is a professional coach.


Teresa Cavero
Teresa Cavero +15

Teresa is an expert in international development policies, with focus on sustainable livelihoods (agriculture, resilience, climate change adaptation and food security), international trade and the impact of fiscal policies in poverty and inequality. Agricultural Engineer by training, with a Masters in International Development from Harvard University, has written numerous research and policy papers for Oxfam and others.

Mélanie Romat
Mélanie Romat +9

Mélanie is a communication professional with more than 9 years of experience. Holding a Master's Degree in Intercultural Communication, she has worked for different areas of communication always related to international affairs. For more than 4 years now, she works for the international cooperation sector. As a communication expert, her mission is to connect people, improve the visibility of development projects and support communities

Toni Quesada
Toni Quesada +15

Toni is expert in knowledge transfer through digital communication and graphic and web design. He has a strong experience in the Public Administration area.

Angel Saz-Carranza
Angel Saz-Carranza +15

Angel is director of ESADEgeo Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics and Lecturer of the Department of Strategy and General Management. He earned a PhD in Public Management from ESADE as a Visiting Scholar at Wagner School of Public Service (New York University) where he spent 3 years. Additionally, he also works with several non-profit and governmental institutions in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Talented people

Talented people

Pragmatic and creative collaborators assuming co-responsability

Consultants and academics working with shared vision and values, engaged in performing meaningful work, achieving more together

Contributing in several roles providing time, skills and experience

Contributing in several roles providing time, skills and experience

Controlling the quality of work

Running missions efficiently

Managing to ensure flexibility

Holistic understanding, synergy of expertise

Holistic understanding, synergy of expertise

Diverse perspectives come together to enable a deeper understanding of issues

Sharing resources and background information to make the most of each expertise.

Participatory budgeting process

Participatory budgeting process

Transparent management

Individual roles and responsibilities

Clear financial processes

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