Elizabeth Villagomez

International Consultant and Researcher, VEV Consulting and Research

About Elizabeth Villagomez

I am a specialist in applied economics in the areas of budgeting, evaluations, social policy and labour market issues in over 30 developed and developing countries with over 30 years’ experience in LAC and North America, Africa, CEE, CIS, Middle East, Far East and EU countries. I have been economic adviser for the UN on three occasions concentrating on women´s economic and social rights. Since the end of 2002, as founding partner of Almenara Estudios Económicos y Sociales, S.L., I was senior researcher for various reports for the European Parliament and European Commission; and also an international consultant for various UN agencies. I have been Expert for Spain (2003-2008) in the 'Group of non-governmental experts in the fight against poverty and social exclusion' for the European Commission; EU senior gender expert (2009-2011) in the Network of Socio Economic experts in the Discrimination Field; Member of the Scientific Board of External Evaluators of the GENISLAB project (2012-2015), a project on gender budgeting applied in public universities; Expert for Spain in the European Social Fund evaluation network (2011-2012); Skillsnet expert (expert on labour market statistics and analysis of skills and occupations, CEDEFOP (2008-2010).Since 2015 I have returned to consulting for UN Agencies and for the European Institute for Gender Equality. I have also taken courses on business and human rights and on data science. My main interests are in gender equality, future of work, applied data science and researching the damage of multi level marketing firms to consumers, in particular women.

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Recent Comments

Dec 12, 2021

Thank you for giving us s summary of your work which is both creative and informative. The future cannot be indeed in the hands of the few. The political aspects of AI must be understood by all as well as al the possiblities that it can offer. I admire your work and I am fascinated by  Anatomy of an AI System!!! thank you!!

Nov 17, 2021

My niece becama a great fan of K-pop and now she wants to study in your country. That is, at a personal level, what this support to culture in a country can do. Thanks fo sharing all this very interesting material.

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Sep 30, 2021

Thank you, wonderful piece

Sep 21, 2021

Very interesting article, but it fails to factor in one of the most important types of work, which is unpaid and without which humanity would cease to exist: unpaid care work which mostly falls on the shoulders of women across the world. The continued sidelining of this element for human reproduction can no longer take a back seat in the future of work.

Aug 24, 2021

Thank you for this article, very insightful. I liked the internal solution given by those most opposed to the idea. Wish you every success with your publication.

May 15, 2021

Very interesting article. COVID-19 has definitely shown weaknesses but has also created opportunities for positive changes. However, the developing world mega cities would need to seriously make investments in care and transport and unlearn from more advanced cities in developed countries in terms of producing more infrastructure for cars.

Mar 13, 2021

Great article, I believe that governments are entirely unprepared for this change where they can be key in redirecting some existing policies and overhauling others. I appreciate your acknowledgement of the toll that COVID-19 has taken on women in particular. But more must also be done to close the gap in women´s involvement in these changes, both at the artificial intelligence development level and at the decision making level that will chart the new course to take.

Nov 05, 2020

Thank you. I enjoyed this article very much. I have proposed a debt facility for swaping debt for gender equality that will hopefully be taken up by IFIs and involve the UN system to support countries in deepening their financing efforts for gender equality. I think that this radical conditionality concept is along the lines of what I am proposing since the certification in this case would come from international legally binding conventions (CEDAW) ensuring that the investments are geared towards tackling structural gender inequality. I also believe that a new world agreement on monetary matters is necessary (a new Bretton Woods) that makes financial inclusion a reality for billions. Following!!