Rasec Niembro grew up in Mexico City where he earned a B.A. in Political Science at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM). He worked at the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (CONEVAL) conducting empirical research and defining assessment guidelines for federal agencies. After graduating from SP2, Rasec worked as consultant at the Organization of American States (OAS) where he was responsible for strengthening the institutional capacity of social development ministries and for the implementation of effective and efficient policies that aim to diminish extreme poverty in the Americas.
Currently, Rasec works at the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) providing methodological, statistical and econometric expertise in systematic and independent evaluations of IDB Group’s strategies and projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Additionally, Rasec was the winner of the Wilson – Spigner Award for Social Policy Excellence 2015, this recognition is presented to a graduate student in the Master of Science in Social Policy program who has a demonstrated record of intellectual inquiry and academic excellence.
“The knowledge and skills I received as a MSSP student prepared me for a successful and rewarding professional career. The coursework enabled me to understand techniques for developing policy alternatives and rigorous assessments of their impact. After my SP2 experience, I was able to recognize the main processes and mechanisms associated with policy design and implementation. The skills learned help me to overcome the daily challenges of my professional career, giving me the capacity to offer recommendations at national and international forums on innovative policies that seek equality and inclusion.”