Speaker Bio & Abstract

 
PALOMA MERODIO GOMEZ Vice President
INEGI
Mexico

Biography"Paloma holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico ITAM and Master in Public Administration in International Development from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

In April 2017, she was appointed Vice President of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography INEGI, coordinating the work of the National Subsystem of Geographic Information, Environment, and Urban Planning. In December 2017 she assumed the Presidency of the United Nations Regional Committee on Global Geospatial Information Management for the Americas (UN-GGIM). Previously, she worked at the Ministry of Social Development as General Director of Evaluation and Monitoring of Social Programs. Also, she worked at the Mexican Institute of Social Security as Coordinator of Strategic Research.

She has participated as a consultant for the government and private companies. In Fundación IDEA, she collaborated as a consultant in economic and social development issues. She has also been a consultant for international organizations such as the World Bank working on water projects in Indonesia, and for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on evaluation issues. She has volunteered at BRAC, Bangladesh, the Children's Fund of Mexico, Grameen Bank and the IMSS Volunteer. Her interests lie in generating high quality accessible information for decision making."