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21 · DECEMBER · 2020

IBEI student Julián Andrés Villarreal Solano obtains the REEDES Award to the Best Master's Final Dissertation on Development Studies 2020

For the third year in a row, the 2020 REEDES (Spanish Network of Development Studies) Award to the Best Master's Final Dissertation in Development Studies has been adjudged to an IBEI student. The student Julián Andrés Villarreal Solano has been awarded for his project 'Citizen visible audits on the execution of development projects in Colombia: Do they make a difference?' in the framework of the IBEI Master's in International Development during the course 2018-19.

The jury has highlighted the evaluation of the impact of citizen audits in Colombia between 2012 and 2020, seeking to investigate whether the mechanism favors the provision of services, and, consequently, produces a positive effect on the execution of development projects. It is a work with a micro, empirical orientation, and focused on a middle income country and that highlights the importance of local particularities and institutional capacities as determining factors in the execution of projects. The methodological solidity of the work and the good writing are also highlighted.

The Award to the Best Master's Final Dissertation in Development Studies aims to promote research in this field within the framework of the master's programs of the REEDES partner institutions, as well as to promote works that may help to create new research lines. You can access the bases of the REEDES call (in Spanish), and also check the syllabus for the Final Research Project.

From IBEI we would like to congratulate the author for obtaining this award.
Congratulations, Julián Andrés!

Check the winners of the previous editions