Cristina Navarrete Moreno
Cristina Navarrete Moreno is a Strategic Innovation Strategist working for the Development Marketplace and Innvation Labs. She works on developing the analytical side of the DM and conducts case studies on the scability of DM grantees. She is currently designing and implementing an eLearning course that will be used by social entrepreneurs throughout the world. In addition to her work on the DM, she played an integral role in the launch of the Innovation Platform in Innovation Labs and analyzed how to support private development and encourage research and development investment in Poland. A specialist in private sector development, she is excited to be working with social entrepreneurs who are changing the lives of the underserved and forgotten peopl in this world.
Before joining the World Bank Group, Cristina worked as an economist for the Spanish Agnecy for International Development Cooperation (AECID) in Oran, Algeria where she supported regional economic development in Western Algeria. Prior to her experience with AECID, Cristina was a consultant for Technopolis Group in Brussels, Belgium. During her experience, Cristina conducted comparative analyses and evaluations of STI policies and practices across EU countries, and was deputy manager for the Regional Innovation Monitor and InnoPolicy TrendChart projects for DG Enterprise and Industry (EC).
Cristina holds a bachelor's degree in Management and Business Administration and a Masters in Financial and Actuarial Science, both from the Comillas Pontifical University (ICADE) in Madrid. As recipient of a grant by the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, she was also awarded a Masters of Arts in European Economic Studies from the College of Europe (2009) in Bruges.