Irene Flores

Irene Flores

    She holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Management, which she completed in Chile, and a Master's Degree in Organizational Culture and Governance from the University of Navarre which she obtained in Spain. She also received a certification in Management and Leadership from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology -MIT- and has been PMP (Project Manager Professional) Certified, since 2015. Her Bachelor's degree was in Business Administration from Francisco Marroquín University. 

    She is an associate researcher at the National Economic Research Center -CIEN-, in areas such as planning, budgeting and implementation of public policies and a national procurement system. She works as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank -IDB-, in projects that seek to analyze and solve implementation problems of the Bank's portfolio of operations with various entities of the Guatemalan government. Her areas of expertise focus on improving public administration; namely identifying and addressing problems associated with planning, results-based budgeting, project design, implementation and evaluation, and accountability. 

    She is a professor at Francisco Marroquín University and teaches a course on Public Budgeting Models and Fiscal Policy. She served as General Coordinator of the Strategic Investments and Productive Transformation Program under the National Competitiveness Program -PRONACOM-, part of the Ministry of Economy, from 2013 to 2015.