Latin America and the Caribbean

Mónica Salazar

Mónica Salazar has around 30 years of experience, specialised in design and evaluation of public policies and institutions of science, technology and innovation (STI). She has developed her career in a hybrid way, being a public official (national and international) and a researcher in Colombia and Canada. She has experience in science and innovation policy making and implementation; evaluation of programs and instruments for the promotion of STI; design, production and analysis of STI indicators; national and regional innovation systems; innovative clusters; institutional capacity building; social and inclusive innovation; and communication and appropriation of science and technology. In the development of research and consulting projects she has developed several skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods, such as in-depth, semi-structured and structured interviews, case studies, focus groups, surveys, and document analysis. Mónica has worked for Colombian and Latin American national and regional public-sector and non-for-profit institutions, multilateral agencies (i.e. Inter-American Development Bank) and universities. She was the executive director for almost seven years a non-profit organization dedicated to the research and production of indicators in CTI – the Colombian Observatory of Science and Technology.