Natalia Aquilino

Natalia has been involved in development since 2002, starting as Programme Assistant for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Buenos Aires Country Office. Between 2002 and 2004 she worked for the Democratic Governance cluster managing sub-national and national projects on state reform and human rights. Between 2004 and 2006, she developed and run the first Monitoring and Evaluating (M&E) Office in Buenos Aires supporting planning, implementation and M&E process; besides, she designed and implemented a results based management model to oversight Argentina Country Office performance from 3 perspectives: Development, United Nations (UN) Coordination and Management. In 2007, she supported UNDP’ Operations Support Group (OSG) in NYC in the design of the Results Based Management platform. Between 2008 and 2009 and while on special leave (maternity) she supported a local Civil Society Organization that aims at strengthening small and medium enterprises. Between 2009 and 2011 she has supported the Head of Office duties as UN Resident Coordinator and as UNDP Resident Representative through the oversight of the Strategic Plan, assisted the first UNDAF process that took place with the government of Argentina for the cycle 2010-14 and facilitated the design and implementation of more than 10 joint programmes partnering with different UN agencies. Since 2012, as Director of the Influence, M&E Programme of CIPPEC, the best Argentinean think tank according to the University of Pennsylvania Ranking, she leads the Programme agenda that aims at fostering evaluation institutionalization in Argentina and enhancing the research to policy bond. She leads VIPPAL, a CIPPEC's initiative that delivers capacity building for Think Tanks on planning, M&E influence and research communications.