Maria Paula Mendieta specializes in measurement and evaluation of government programs. Before joining data2Insight, she was an evaluator at the Inter-American Development Bank, where she evaluated government programs in the areas of climate change, agriculture, water and sanitation, and transportation. Maria Paula also worked for the Government of Colombia where she was a coordinator for the national climate change policy team. She negotiated climate change at the United Nations and participated in multiple international meetings and conferences. Maria Paula is an applied economist by training and a certified Project Management Professional. At data2Insight, Maria Paula leads measurement and evaluation projects making sure that projects are implemented according to the plan and meet clients’ expectations. Maria Paula is originally from Colombia and is a native Spanish speaker.