Andrés joined the International Budget Partnership as a Program Officer in 2020. He contributes to the Training, Technical Assistance & Networking (TTAN) team’s efforts for strengthening civil society capacities to perform analysis and advocacy on public finance and fiscal justice issues in order to hold governments accountable and advance social justice.
Prior to IBP, Andrés gained experience in the private sector, and researched the fiscal regulation of the local level in Europe for a joint project between the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Hertie School. Before that, he served for several years in the prosecution division of the Supreme Audit Institution in Chile, where he investigated the administrative responsibility of public servants and the mismanagement of public funds. He holds a M.A. in Public Policy from the Hertie School in Berlin, a B.A. in Public Administration from Universidad de Valparaíso de Chile and a Diploma in Administrative Law from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.
Alexandre Ciconello joined IBP in February 2016 and is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As Senior Program Officer, Alexandre contributes to the Training, Technical Assistance & Networking team’s efforts to strengthen civil society organizations’ (CSOs) capacities to perform analysis of and advocacy on public budgets so they can hold governments accountable and to advance social justice. Prior to joining IBP, Alexandre was a researcher at Amnesty International and Instituto de Estudos Socioeconomicos (Institute for Social and Economic Studies, or INESC) in Brazil. In these roles, he worked closely with CSOs to implement national and international projects related to fiscal justice, public participation, and human rights in Brazil, Central America, the Netherlands, Angola, and Mozambique. From 2003-2006 he coordinated the Brasilia office of the Brazilian Association of NGOs. Since 2001, he has also served as a consultant on public policy issues to federal ministers, sub-national governments in Brazil, CSOs, and international organization such as Oxfam. He was part of the Humphrey Fellowship Program at Washington College of Law with a focus in human rights and holds a graduate degree in law from the University of Sao Paulo and a master’s degree in political science from University of Brasilia.
Aideen Gilmore joined IBP in February 2016 and is based in Washington, D.C. As Head of Training, Technical Assistance & Networking, Aideen leads IBP’s work to build the field of civil society budget work through an extensive program of capacity development in multiple countries across the world, as well as facilitating horizontal and peer learning in global, regional and thematic learning networks. Prior to joining IBP, Aideen was an independent consultant conducting research, policy analysis, evaluation and strategic support on issues of human rights, equality and justice for a range of international and national civil society organizations. Aideen was previously Deputy Director of the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) – a leading human rights nongovernmental organization in Northern Ireland – where she was responsible for leading and developing the organization’s policy and advocacy strategy. Aideen also previously worked in the Human Rights Unit of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Government and Law in 1996 and an MA in Administrative and Legal Studies in 1997, both from the University of Ulster. Aideen is a Certified Dialogue Education Teacher with Global Learning Partners.