Dr Daniela Araujo
Programme Manager - Sustainable Development and Economic Issues
Of Ecuadorian Nationality, Daniela Araujo has a doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Bamberg in Germany, a master’s degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University in Washington D.C., and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. In the last years, she worked as a scientific associate at the University of Bamberg, where she taught econometric analysis and impact evaluation. Currently, she is a guest lecturer at the Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research at the University of Göttingen in Germany.
In addition, Dr Araujo has ten years of work experience in programme management, and public policy design, implementation, and evaluation in the fields of education and socio-economic development in her home country, Ecuador. She coordinated the programme “Educiudadanía”, a civil society initiative that monitored the transparency and effectiveness in the allocation of the European Union’s contribution to Ecuador’s education budget. Subsequently, as Undersecretary of Planning at Ecuador’s Ministry of Education, and later on as Planning Manager at the Development Bank of Ecuador, she led the implementation of result and impact evaluations of national programmes, in cooperation with local and international organisations. She has also collaborated with organisations such as Global Development Network (GDN), UNESCO, Global Integrity and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).