Fabiola Padilla Diaz


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I began my journey at IOD PARC as an intern, delving into research on migration flows in Latin America and the Caribbean. Subsequently, I transitioned to the role of researcher in the Supporting Points of Change in the Aid System portfolio and eventually became a consultant within the same division. My MSc in Economics equipped me with analytical and quantitative research skills, which I’ve applied to various projects.

My background includes experience in diplomatic missions, complementing my work at IOD PARC. Over time, I’ve specialised in migration while gaining exposure to peace-building, health, and nutrition. In my current role, I conduct mixed-method evaluations, catering to both specific countries and multi-country contexts. Most recently, I have worked with clients including OECD, GIZ, UNHCR, and UNICEF.

My professional interests revolve around the nexus of migration and development, with a keen focus on migrant and human rights, gender dynamics, integration, and children.

Before joining IOD PARC, I had the opportunity to work in various capacities within two Mexican Government diplomatic missions in the United States. These roles spanned a spectrum of topics, including politics, migration, humanitarian response, and economic affairs. This experience provided me with valuable insights into the operations of multilateral organisations and numerous international non-governmental organisations.