Ireri Ablanedo 

Independent Consultant

Ireri Ablanedo Terrazas is an independent consultant and researcher, specializing in civil society, philanthropy, social development and citizen participation in Mexico. Her experience includes government, academic, and non-profit organizations. As a member of the Federal Commission on CSOs, Ms. Ablanedo was responsible for coordinating the design and implementation of the Mexican public policy in civil society organizations. She has also been responsible for introducing strict impact evaluations to highly effective CSOs to assess and adjust their interventions more strategically.

Ms. Ablanedo has also participated as a speaker in numerous national and international conferences regarding the right of assembly, citizen participation and civil society law. As a researcher, she has authored and co-authored several studies, including Las organizaciones de la sociedad civil en la legislación mexicana (ICNL/USAID, 2009); Reducing Maternal Mortality in Mexico: Building Vertical Alliances for Change(Zed Books, 2010); Promoción de una agenda fiscal para el desarrollo de las organizaciones de la sociedad civil: Sistematización de la experiencia mexicana (ICNL/CSL, 2008);and Encuesta Nacional sobre Filantropía y Sociedad Civil: Capital Social en México (CEPI, 2008); among others. She has been a researcher at the Philanthropy and Civil Society Project and a senior research fellow at the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law. She has collaborated as well in consultancies for United Way International, Ford Foundation, the Executive Commission for Victims of Human Rights Violations and other organizations.

Ms. Ablanedo has also served in different positions at the National Institute for Social Development, the Ministry of Interior, and the Federal Institute for Access to Public Information and Data Protection, all of them at the Mexican Government.