Correa, Andrea Franco

Position 
Visiting Research Fellow
Nationality 
Colombia
At UNU-CRIS 
15/02/2021
Biographical Statement 

Andrea Franco Correa is joining UNU-CRIS as a virtual Visiting Research Fellow as of 15 February 2021. Andrea Franco Correa is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at Universidad de la Salle in Bogotá, Colombia, and she is an Affiliated Researcher at UNU-MERIT, in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

She pursued her studies in Economics and her Master of Sciences in Economics at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and her PhD in Public Policy and Policy Analysis at Maastricht University.

Previously, she worked as a public official in different institutions in Colombia: she was Head of the Under Directorate of National Coordination at the Colombian Family Welfare Institute (ICBF), and as an Advisor at the National Department of Planning, in the social development unit, and the Shelter and Housing Secretary of the Government of Bogota. She has also worked as a Researcher for the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, the General Accountability Office of Colombia and UNICEF. Most of her work experience has been related to social development issues, but she has also worked on transportation sustainability, monitoring and evaluation systems and corruption and governance.

Her research interest includes social policy; monitoring and evaluation; poverty; inequality; conditional cash transfers; social safety nets; health insurance; ageing; food security; economic and social development; social dynamics; quantitative methods; poverty measurement; multidimensional poverty, with a particular focus in Latin America and the Caribbean.

At UNU-CRIS, she will be involved in co-authoring a paper in the context of the UNDP project “SDG Recovery Paths for LAC: multilateral partnerships for building beyond recovery” for a period of three months.