Veronica Alvarez

Country of residence

Spain

Sector

Consultant

Knowledge and Skills

Assessment and strategic planning, Law review, Project management, Project implementation, Identity management and production, Birth registration, Gender, Digital identity, CRVS advocacy, Civil registration

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Number of years of experience in CRVS or identity management

2-5

Profile

International consultant with proven experience in non-profit project management and sustainable international development, and extensive background in research, analysis, and strategic planning. Focused on CRVS and ID systems mainly in Latin America and the Caribbean, passionate about achieving the right to identity for all, and inspired by social inclusion and gender equality.

Job title

Consultant

Organization
World Bank - ID4D
Dates
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• Conducted interviews with high-level public officials from Dominica, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to assess CRVS and ID systems and opportunities for integration, digitalization and interoperability with other public registries, both nationally and regionally
• Prepared mission reports on national and regional current situation, opportunities and challenges of CRVS and ID systems, as well as actionable recommendations

Job title

Consultant - Lead Researcher

Organization
Organization of American States - PUICA (Universal Identity Program for the Americas)
Dates
-

• Identified and assessed legislation and practices regarding legal recognition of gender identity by civil registration and identification agencies in Latin America and the Caribbean
• Conducted interviews with high-level public officials from over 15 national and sub-national governments, and with LGBTQ+ civil society organizations and trans activists
• Authored a report the provides a regional overview on legislation and practices in light of Inter-American human rights standards

Job title

Lead Researcher for Latin America

Organization
Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
Dates
-

• Planned and conducted field missions to Peru and Ecuador to assess policies of integration of civil registration and vital statistics systems with identification systems in each country
• Conducted interviews with high-level public officials and managing staff, complemented with desk research including quantitative data from official sources
• Crafted case reports gathering good practices in CRVS and ID integration
• Prepared presentations for international seminars/webinars

Job title

Project Coordinator

Organization
Organization of American States - PUICA (Universal Identity Program for the Americas)
Dates
-

• Recruited and led multi-disciplinary team with international consultants and local personnel
• Provided technical advise to government officials for implementation of policies on CRVS/ID and migration
• Prepared in-depth reports on Dominican Republic migration and CR/ID policies, field reports with actionable recommendations, and briefings reviewing legislation, statistics and press coverage
• Collaborated with World Bank and Vital Strategies in elaboration of CRVS training material in Spanish

Name of educational institution

Universidad de Salamanca

Field of study
Comparative politics
Type of degree
MA
Dates
-

Comparative politics with focus in Latin America, public policy, and subnational democratization.

Name of educational institution

Universidad de Salamanca

Field of study
Political Science
Type of degree
BA
Dates
-
Name of educational institution

Universidad de Salamanca

Field of study
Sociology
Type of degree
BA
Dates
-
Project name

Strengthening CRVS and ID agencies' access to good practices on legal recognition of self-perceived gender identity

Dates
-
Your role Interviewed public officials from more than 15 national and subnational CRVS and ID agencies, as well as LGTBIQ+ organizations and trans activists. Analyzed regional legislation and practices in light of Inter-American human rights standards.
Geographic region Latin America and the Caribbean
Title

Panorama del reconocimiento legal de la identidad de género en las Américas

Publisher
Organization of American States
Date published
Title

Compendium of Good Practices in Linking Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) and Identity Management Systems

Publisher
Centre of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems
Role, Position, or Job Title
Project Lead
Organisation
Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems
Role, Position, or Job Title
Senior Program Specialist
Organisation
Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems