GARCÍA-ALBA, Àlex

Foto AlexÀlex García-Alba has been working for 10 years as the Head of the Development Cooperation, Universities and Capacity-Building Unit within the Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation (Government of Catalunya, 2002-2012), of whom 1 year and a half being on leave working for the UNSCC (United Nations System Staff College), a UN training institution. From 2007, he has been additionally working as a freelance consultant (trainer, technical assistant, lecturer and evaluator) for different development actors in the field (namely, universities, NGOs, local authorities, and so on..). During these last 4 years he has devoted my interests and expertise on capacity-building processes intended for the public administration, (Directorate for International Cooperation of the City Council of Barcelona) as well as training and evaluation of development projects & programs using mixed or newly emerging methodological approaches (logical framework with the Theory of Change, outcome mapping, human rights-based approach, training evaluation based on Kirkpatrick’s’,…).

Likewise, and as a result of the evaluations conducted so far on different development interventions, he has focused his interest on the organizational and operational side (initial setting and core processes of an organization) beyond the merely results and impact-oriented criteria, which would fit into the classical evaluation parameters. With regards to universities, he has been providing assistance and training on the European Commission Finance Frameworks intended for universities in the areas of training, research, university management and inter-university international cooperation through Networking projects & programs.

Àlex García-Alba has been working for 10 years as the Head of the Development Cooperation, Universities and Capacity-Building Unit within the Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation (Government of Catalunya, 2002-2012), of whom 1 year and a half being on leave working for the UNSCC (United Nations System Staff College), a UN training institution. From 2007, he has been additionally working as a freelance consultant (trainer, technical assistant, lecturer and evaluator) for different development actors in the field (namely, universities, NGOs, local authorities, and so on..). During these last 4 years he has devoted my interests and expertise on capacity-building processes intended for the public administration, (Directorate for International Cooperation of the City Council of Barcelona) as well as training and evaluation of development projects & programs using mixed or newly emerging methodological approaches (logical framework with the Theory of Change, outcome mapping, human rights-based approach, training evaluation based on Kirkpatrick’s’,…).

Likewise, and as a result of the evaluations conducted so far on different development interventions, he has focused his interest on the organizational and operational side (initial setting and core processes of an organization) beyond the merely results and impact-oriented criteria, which would fit into the classical evaluation parameters. With regards to universities, he has been providing assistance and training on the European Commission Finance Frameworks intended for universities in the areas of training, research, university management and inter-university international cooperation through Networking projects & programs.

alexgarciaalba@gmail.com