2010-2014 Academic Researchers
On January 15, 2010, the Summons to choose the academic researchers who will integrate the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy for the 2010-2014 term was issued.
On March 10, the National Social Development Commission (Comisión Nacional de Desarrollo Social, CNDS) appointed the six academic researchers for the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (CONEVAL) for the 2010-2014 term, fully complying with the General Law of Social Development and with what was set forth in the Summons issued by CONEVAL last January the 15th.
The National Social Development Commission is integrated by the heads of the 32 dependencies responsible for social development in the federal entities; by the presidents of the Social Development Commissions in the Chambers of Deputies and of Senators; by a representative from each of the national municipal authority associations, and by the heads of the ministries of Social Development; Public Education; Health; Labor and Social Welfare, and Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food
The selection process was approved by majority by the members of the National Social Development Commission.
The six academic researchers elected by majority and appointed by the National Social Development Commission for the 2010-2014 term are the following:
María del Rosario Cárdenas Elizalde
She earned an M.D. from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana and a Ph.D. in Population and International Health from Harvard University. She is a research professor in the Department for Healthcare of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. She is specialized in health systems, and mother and infant mortality.
Fernando Alberto Cortés Cáceres
He has an Undergraduate Degree in economics from the Universidad de Chile and a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social-Occidente. He is a full-time professor at the Centro de Estudios Sociológicos, El Colegio de México. He is specialized in subjects such as poverty measurement, methodology for social program qualitative evaluations, social mobility, and income distribution.
Agustín Escobar Latapí
He has an Undergraduate Degree in Social Anthropology from Universidad Iberoamericana and a Ph.D. in Sociology from The University of Manchester, UK. He is a research professor in the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social-Occidente. His academic interests are focused on Mexican social policy with emphasis on evaluation of social programs and Mexican migration.
Salomón Nahmad Sittón
He has a Master’s Degree in Anthropology from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology from the División de Estudios Superiores, UNAM. He is a researcher at the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social-Pacífico Sur. He is a specialist in indigenous people studies, ethnic diversity, multiculturalism and indigenous rights, as well as in evaluation of social programs.
John Scott Andretta
He has an Undergraduate Degree in Philosophy from New York University and is a Ph.D.candidate in Economy by the University of Oxford. He is a research professor in the Economy Division of the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, and his field of specialization is focused on poverty measurement, health, agricultural and employment program evaluation, as well as topics related to human development, and public and social expenditure.
Graciela María Teruel Belismelis
She has an Undergraduate Degree in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and a Ph.D. in Economics by the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a research professor in the Department of Economics at the Universidad Iberoamericana. She is specialized in the measurement of wellbeing and poverty, and evaluation of social programs.