February 29, 2016


Econ, Evidence, EXPERTS, HumanR, Integrate, Policy&Prog, Politics

WISE Development is continually developing a network of like-minded consultants around the world in order to share learning and experience, and to provide local partnership on assignments.

Paola Pereznieto

Paola Pereznieto is an economist specializing in social policy and international development with over 13 years of relevant work experience. Paola has extensive experience managing international development projects, conducting policy research and evaluations for a range of clients (governments, UN agencies, IFIs and NGOs) and providing capacity building to researchers and practitioners in developing countries. She has strong expertise in the management, design and implementation of qualitative and quantitative research projects in a range of developing countries. The current thematic foci of her work include: women and girl’s economic empowerment; girls’ education; gender and child sensitive social protection; violence against women and girls; child protection; child and youth poverty and vulnerability analysis; youth economic opportunities, children’s social exclusion; social budgeting and policy responses to mitigate impacts of economic and environmental shocks (climate change) on vulnerable groups.
She has worked in the following countries: BiH, CAR, DRC, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, FYR Macedonia, Mali, Mozambique, Mexico, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, OPT, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen.  She is fully bilingual in English and Spanish, has good working knowledge of French and speaks basic Portuguese.
  • Henrietta Miers – Associate

    Henrietta Miers – Associate

    Henrietta Miers is a Senior Associate of WISE Development, and has worked for 20 years as a Social Development and Gender Consultant in international development

  • Georgia Taylor, Technical Director

    Georgia Taylor, Technical Director

    Georgia Taylor has been working on gender, women’s economic empowerment and sexual and reproductive health for over 15 years.

  • Dr. Smita Premchander

    Dr. Smita Premchander

    Dr. Smita Premchander is committed to poverty alleviation and women’s empowerment in South Asia.