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Development Cooperation: Facing the Challenges of Global Change

Edited by Koldo Unceta and Amaia Arrinda


Iratxe Amiano has a bachelor's degree in economic and business sciences and teaches in the Department of Finance I in the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). She teaches in the field of financial accountancy, with a special interest in accountancy in the public sector and nonprofit bodies. She has taught seminars and courses for professionals in the nonprofit sector in general, and more specifically in UPV/EHU graduate courses on development cooperation. She is currently head of social responsibility for the UPV/EHU, responsible for applying widespread measures in both university administration and teaching regarding concepts such as sustainable human development, solidarity, and human rights, and leads the Development Cooperation Office at the UPV/EHU. Her research activity has focused on finance information for nonprofit bodies, in which she has participated actively in forums, summer classes, conference, and meetings. She has been involved with Non-Governmental Development Organizations (NGDOs) since the early 1990s as a professional volunteer, taking part in the setting up of several nonprofit bodies (both NGDOs and foundations). Currently she is a trust member of the Basque Country's Mining Museum Foundation, and is actively involved in its financial management.
Amaia Arrinda completed an undergraduate degree in telecommunications engineering at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain, in 1993. She spent the final year of her undergraduate studies at the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne (France) and completed her final year project at the Centre National d'Études des Télécommunications in Lannion, France. In September 1993 she joined the Department of Electronics and Communications at the UPV/EHU, where she still teaches. In February 2001, she defended her dissertation on interferences between analog and digital (DVB-T) television transmissions. Since 1994, she has been a member of the Engineering Without Borders Association, the Basque Country, an organization that is part of the Spanish Federation of Engineering Without Borders. Her work here has focused on education for development. To this end, she has participated in the organization and teaching of numerous courses, seminars, forums, and formational activities, specializing in the field of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and development.
Iñaki Arto has a doctorate in economics and a master's in technology and environmental management from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He was a researcher for the Environmental Economics Unit at the UPV/EHU (2001–10) and a visiting researcher for the Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York, UK. Since July 2010, he has been a researcher at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, a Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. He is likewise a member of the research group in Ecological Economics and Political Ecology, EKOPOL. His research focuses on ecological economics, and specifically on the analysis of social metabolism and economic-environmental modeling. He has published several books and scholarly articles in both Spanish (Economía Industrial, Papeles de Economía Española, Economía Crítica, Ekonomiaz, and Ecología Política), and international journals (the Journal of Industrial Ecology and Energy Policy). In 2008 he was awarded the "Young Researcher's Prize" by the Spanish Association for Energy Economics.
Iñaki Barcena has a BA in law from the University of Deusto (1980) and a PhD in Political Science from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He has been a professor and researcher at the UPV/EHU since 1984, initially in the Department of Public Law and later in the Department of Political Science and Government, of which he is currently head of department. From 1995–96 he represented environmentalist groups in the Spanish state at the European Environmental Bureau in Brussels, Belgium. He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Viento Sur and Ecología Política. His publications include: (with Pedro Ibarra and Mario Zubiaga) Nacionalismo y ecología. Conflicto e institucionalización del movimiento ecologista vasco (1996) and Desarrollo sostenible: Un concepto polémico (1998); (as sole editor) Bilbo nora zoaz? ¿Es sostenible nuestro modelo de ciudad? Reflexiones para un Atlas medioambiental del Bilbao metropolitano (2002), Globalizazioa eta Ingurumena. Euskal Begirada bat (2003), and Euskal Herria nora zoaz? Retos sociales y ambientales para la sostenibilidad (2004); (as editor, with Ane Larrinaga), the textbook Politika eta Gizarte (2005); (as editor, with Javier Encina), Democracia Ecológica. Formas y experiencias de participación ciudadana en la crisis ambiental (2006); (as editor, with Rosa Laga and Unai Villalba), Energía y deuda ecológica: Transnacionales, cambio climático y alternativas (2009); and (as editor with Josu Larrinaga), AHTrik ez eskerrik asko!! La razones del no al TAV (2009).
Roberto Bermejo is an industrial engineer and has a doctorate in economics from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), where he is a professor of sustainable economics. He has participated in many research projects (often as chief researcher) related to sustainability financed by the Basque Government, the City Hall of Vitoria-Gasteiz, the Cluster of Environmental Companies in the Basque Country, the UPV/EHU, and so forth. He has published six books, the latest of which are La gran transición hacia la sostenibilidad (2005) and Un futuro sin petróleo (2008); and he is in the process of publishing a Manual para una Economía Sostenible (forthcoming, 2011). He is an expert advisor for the Basque Economic and Social Council (a public body that evaluates bills for the Basque Government), and a reviewer for the Basque Government's journal Ekoniomiaz. He is also a member of the Ecological Economics Association of Spain, and the research group in Ecological Economics and Political Ecology, EKOPOL.
Eduardo Bidaurratzaga has a doctorate in applied economics from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He currently teaches in the Department of Applied Economics I at the UPV/EHU, and is a member of Hegoa (the Institute for the Study of Development and International Cooperation), for which he carries out several teaching, research, and administrative duties. He also co-directs an online master's program in "Development Cooperation Strategies, Agents and Policies" through the Hegoa Institute. Simultaneously, he also teaches classes on development, cooperation, and African studies, for several graduate courses in other Spanish universities. He is a member of the GEA (African Studies Group) at the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid, and the author of different articles and book chapters on development and international cooperation in Sub-Saharan Africa, which include: (with Koldo Unceta) "Las relaciones económicas chino-africanas y su incidencia sobre el patrón de desarrollo en el continente africano," Revista de Economía Mundial 20 (2008); "Desarrollo Humano en África subsahariana: evolución y perspectivas de la educación y la salud," in Economía política del desarrollo en África, edited by Carlos Oya and Antonio Santamaría (2007); (with Ainhoa Marín), "Integración regional africana y nuevas relaciones con la Unión Europea como instrumentos de desarrollo," in África en el horizonte , edited by Enara Echart and Antonio Santamaría (2006); and (with Artur Colom), "Regionalismo y estrategias de desarrollo en África: Implicaciones y retos del acuerdo de Cotonú y del NEPAD," Revista de Economía Mundial 12 (2005).
Mikel de la Fuente teaches at the University of the basque Country (UPV/EHU) and a member of the Economic and Social Council of the Basque Country. He edits the journal Lan Harremanak Labor Relations) and his main areas of research are pension systems, work time, and labor relations in the global economic context. He has written three books:El régimen jurídico de las horas extraordinarias (2003), El sistema de pensiones en España. Evolución y perspectivas de futuro (2006), and Reparto y capitalización en los sistemas de pensiones. Un estudio de derecho comparado (2007); over twenty articles in specialist journals, including "El control de las empresas transnacionales: Una propuesta normativa desde la acción social y sindical," Revista de Derecho Social 46 (2009); and thirteen book chapters, including (with Juan Hernández) "El movimiento sindical ante la globalización neoliberal," in La red en la encrucijada: Anuario de movimientos sociales 2005, edited by Pedro Ibarra and Elena Grau (2006). He is the chief researcher for an ongoing project (2010–11), "The Legal Framework and Transnational Activity of Basque Labor Unions within Globalization."
Luis Guridi has a doctorate in economics from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), where he currently teaches in the Department of Applied Economics I. He is the head of Hegoa (the Institute for the Study of Development and International Cooperation at the UPV/EHU), and directs the official master's program on "development and International Cooperation," taught through the Hegoa Institute and the Departments of Applied Economics I and Applied Economics IV at the UPV/EHU. He codirects the online master's program on "Development Cooperation Strategies, Agents, and Policies," through the Hegoa Institute. Likewise, he also teaches at several universities in Latin America. His main lines of research focus on the study of social and solidarity economy, and its relation to local human development. His publications include: (with Enekoitz Etxezarreta and Juan Carlos Pérez de Mendiguren), "Economía Social, Empresa Social y Economía Solidaria: Diferentes conceptos para un mismo debate," Papeles de Economía Solidaria 1 (2009) and (with Alfonso Dubois and María López Belloso), "Local Human Development in Crisis Context," International Journal of Social Economics (forthcoming). His research projects include: (with Alexis Cordovés and Gelmar García) "A Market Study of Sugar Production Restructuring in the Eastern Region of Cuba," a 2009 joint study by Hegoa and the University of Holguín, Cuba, and "Local Human Development Programs in Particular Contexts: The Case of Sugar Production Restructuring in Holguín (Cuba)," through Hegoa (2010).
Jorge Gutiérrez currently teaches in the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), as well on various graduate courses on development cooperation. He has been in charge of several projects and been director of the Medicus Mundi Non-Governmental Organization, Bizkaia. His current principal areas of research include the analysis of cooperation policies and microfinance as a development tool. He is a member of the Basque Government's officially approved research group on the "Analysis and Evaluation of Development Cooperation Programs and Policies," for which he has developed several projects within the framework of Hegoa (the Institute for the Study of Development and International Cooperation). For more information, see his personal Webpage.
Juan Hernández is a professor at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and a member of the governing board of Hegoa (the Institute for the Study of Development and International Cooperation at the UPV/EHU). His research focuses on transnational companies and human rights, labor relations within the framework of economic globalization, and corporate social responsibility. He is the author of Las empresas transnacionales frente a los derechos humanos (2009) and El negocio de la responsabilidad. Crítica de la Responsabilidad Social Corporativa de las empresas transnacionales (2009). He was a member of the Economic and Social Council of the Basque Country (2004–9) and head of the School of Labor Relations at the UPV/EHU. He collaborates with the Permanent People's Tribunal and is a member of Enlazando Alternativas.
David Hoyos holds a doctorate in economics from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), a master's in development economics from the University of Manchester (UK), and a bachelor's degree in economic and business sciences from the UPV/EHU. He was a researcher in the Environmental Economics Unit at the UPV/EHU between 2002 and 2010, and currently teaches in the Department of Applied Economics III (Econometrics and Statistics) at the UPV/EHU, as well as being a member of the research group in Ecological Economics and Political Ecology, EKOPOL. He has also been a visiting researcher at Queen's University, Belfast (UK). His research activity has focused on ecological economics, and especially environmental assessment. He has published several monographs as well as articles in both Spanish (Papeles de Economía Española, Ekonomiaz o Ecología Política) and international (Ecological Economics, the International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, and the Prague Economic Papers) journals.
Rosa Lago obtained a doctorate in Physical Science at the Universidad Politécnica in Madrid in 2002. She undertook research for her dissertation at the Solar Energy Institute, Madrid, specializing in silicon photovoltaic cells. She currently teaches in the Higher Technical College of Engineering at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), researching on photovoltaic solar energy in conjunction with the Institute of Microelectronic Technology at the UPV/EHU. She has collaborated on numerous research projects in Spain and the European Union's Sixth Framework Programme. She has co-edited (with Iñaki Barcena and Unai Villalba) Energía y deuda ecológica: Transnacionales, cambio climático y alternativas (2009), the result of an international conference on ecological debt held at the UPV/EHU in 2007. This work addresses the idea of ecological debt and the role of transnational companies, together with potential alternatives to the current energy, economic, and social model. In the social field she has been a member of various organizations concerned with highlighting the problems of North-South relations, with a special focus on external debt. She is currently a member of Ekologistak Martxan, integrated with the Confederación Ecologistas en Acción, in which she analyzes our present energy model and the ecological debt accumulated with regard to the peoples of the South.
Eduardo Malagón teaches applied economics at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), and is a member of Hegoa, the Institute for the Study of Development and International Cooperation. He has been evaluating rural development programs since 1997, and coordinated the evaluation of the Sustainable Rural Development Plan in the Basque Country 2000–2006. He is the author and co-author of several publications in the field of agricultural policies and rural development, and their evaluation. These include: (with Juan Ramón Murua, Begoña Eguia, and José Albiac), Coste de la no agricultura en el País Vasco (2006), and "Las políticas de desarrollo rural en el País Vasco: Un balance," Ekonomiaz 60 (2005). He received his doctorate in 2009 with a dissertation on the application of agri-environmental policies in the Basque Country. He is currently taking part in several research projects on evaluating decentralized cooperation policies in the Basque Country and Spain, and is the assistant director of teaching quality and innovation in the Business Studies College, Donostia-San Sebastián.
Gorka Bueno has a doctorate in telecommunications engineering and is a professor of electronic technology in the Higher Technical College of Engineering at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Between 1994 and 2008 he took part in various research projects subsidized by competitive grants awarded by the Basque Government, national research programs sponsored by the Spanish Government, and the European Union's Sixth Framework Programme. These projects have concerned improving industrial photovoltaic solar cells, the field in which he defended his PhD dissertation in 2001. He is the co-author of several articles and conference papers, as well as several patents in the field of photovoltaic solar technology. Since 2006 he has been focusing his academic work on sustainable energy. Currently, he is taking part in a project funded by the UPV/EHU to research the life cycle of biodiesels made from used cooking oils (UCO). He teaches classes on sustainable energy on several graduate courses at the UPV/EHU. In his book Energia urriko mundu baterako gida (2007) he takes a global view, from Euskal Herria, of the current energy situation and the potential of renewable energies. He occasionally writes op ed articles on sustainable energy, takes part in roundtable discussions, and gives talks and classes on the topic. He also currently directs the Energy Forum for the BAI Program in Genuine and Lasting Progress, a project of Eusko Ikaskuntza (the Society of Basque Studies).
M. Jose Martínez holds a bachelor's degree in economic sciences from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), a master of advanced studies in labor economics from the Institute of Economic Research and Planning at the University of Grenoble, France, and a doctorate in applied economics from the UPV/EHU. She currently teaches in the Department of Applied Economics I at the UPV/EHU and is a member of Hegoa (the Institute for the Study of Development and International Cooperation) at the same university. She teaches on different master's courses about equality between women and men, as well as cooperation and development. Her publications include: Las Políticas familiares en Europa. Una aproximación al estado de Bienestar desde la perspectiva de género (2008) and "El modelo sueco de cuidados a la infancia y sus consecuencias sobre las mujeres," Revista de Economía Crítica 8 (2009). Her research projects include: "The Evaluation of Decentralized Development Cooperation: The Elaboration of a Methodology Based on a Case Study of the Basque Country (1988–2008)," the Hegoa Institute; and "An Evaluation and Comparative Analysis of Designing Cooperation Policies in the Spanish Autonomous Communities: The Application of the Criteria of Relevance and Consistency," Department of Applied Economics I and the Hegoa Institute. She has also taken part as an expert on the European Economic and Social Committee, Section for Employment, Social Affairs, and Citizenship, in drawing up Report SOC/350, "The Roadmap for Equality between Women and Men (2006–2010) and Follow-up Strategy" (2010).
Irantzu Mendia is a researcher at Hegoa (the Institute for the Study of Development and International Cooperation) and a lecturer in the School of Social Work, both at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). She was born in Vitoria-Gasteiz and graduated in sociology at the University of Deusto, Bilbao. She also holds two graduate degrees in international humanitarian action (Pedro Arrupe Human Rights Institute, University of Deusto) and in conflict resolution (Peace Studies Department, University of Bradford, UK). She is a member of the Research Group on Human Security, Local Human Development, and International Cooperation at the UPV/EHU, and her ongoing PhD dissertation focuses on the role of women's organizations in postwar rehabilitation settings, analyzing the cases of El Salvador and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Some of her most recent publications are available at the Hegoa Research and Documentation Center's online library: Género, rehabilitación posbélica y construcción de paz. Aspectos teóricos y aproximación a la experiencia en El Salvador (2010), Género y rehabilitación posbélica. El caso de Bosnia-Herzegovina (2009), and Aportes sobre el activismo de las mujeres por la paz(Spanish)/Emakumeek bakearen alde egiten duten aktibismoari buruzko oharrak (Basque, 2009).
Juan Carlos Miguel de Bustos has a bachelor's degree in philosophy, a master's in economics, and a doctorate in communication sciences. He currently teaches the structure of the audiovisual system in the Faculty of Social and Communication Sciences at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), as well as teaching various graduate courses at other universities, such as the University of Santiago de Compostela, the University of Seville, and the National University of Quilmes, Argentina. He is the author of Comunicación sostenible y desarrollo humano en la sociedad de la información (2007) and (with Víctor Santiago Pozas), "¿Polarización económica o ideológica? Relaciones entre los medios y el poder político y corporativo," Viento Sur 103 (2009). He is the chief researcher in the research, development, and innovation (RDI) project "The Impact of the Internet in Redefining Public Service for Spanish Regional Public Television Stations (2009–2011)," for the Spanish Ministry of Science.
Karlos Pérez de Armiño is a professor of international relations at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), as well as a researcher for Hegoa, the Institute for the Study of Development and International Cooperation. He has a bachelor's degree in Geography and History from the University of Deusto (1987) and two master's—one in European Studies and the other in International Humanitarian Action. He was later warded a doctorate in Political Science from the UPV/EHU (1995), with a dissertation on food safety and the human right to food in Sub-Saharan Africa. His main research areas are hunger and food safety, humanitarian crises in armed conflicts, humanitarian action, and their connection with development and peacebuilding, postwar reconstruction processes, and human safety. He has undertaken several fieldwork trips to Mozambique, Angola, and Palestine. Likewise, he has been a visiting scholar at the Universities of Sussex (1992), Oxford (1994 and 1998), Nevada (2009), and British Columbia (2010). He has taken part in ten research projects and heads the research group on "Human Safety, Local Human Development, and International Cooperation," funded by the Basque Government (2010–13). He has published four books and dozens of articles. Among these, he edited the Diccionario de Acción Humanitaria y Cooperación al Desarrollo, one of the main reference works in Spanish in this field. And several other of his works can be accessed through the Hegoa Institute's virtual library.
Juan Carlos Pérez de Mendiguren is completing his doctorate in applied economics at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) under the supervision of the professor of applied economics, Koldo Unceta. He currently teaches in the Department of Business Administration at the UPV/EHU and is a member of Hegoa (the Institute for the Study of Development and International Cooperation), for which he carries out several teaching, research, and administrative duties. His current research interests focus on the social economy and local human development. His publications include: (with Enekoitz Etxezarreta and Luis Guridi), "Economía Social, Empresa Social y Economía Solidaria: Diferentes conceptos para un mismo debate," Papeles de Economía Solidaria 1 (2009); (with Luis Guridi), "La Economía Social y Solidaria y el Desarrollo Humano Local," Proceedings of the conference "El desafío del Desarrollo Humano. Propuestas locales para otra globalización" (2006); "Productive Uses of Water at the Household Level: Evidence from Bushbuckridge, South Africa," in Beyond Domestic: Case Studies on Poverty and Productive Uses of Water at the Household Level, edited by Patrick Moriarty, John Butterworth, and Barbara van Koppen (2004); and (with John Soussan, Sharon Pollard, and John Butterworth), "Allocating Water for Home-based Productive Activities in Bushbuckridge, South Africa," in Water and Poverty – A Collection of Thematic Papers (2003).
Víctor Santiago Pozas has a doctorate in Political Science and teaches in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He teaches on the master's program "Development and International Cooperation," through Hegoa (the Institute for the Study of Development and International Cooperation at the UPV/EHU). He is the author of La revolución sandinista 1979–1988 (1988), "La propaganda del imperio contra el mal: Éxito interno y fracaso externo," ZER 12 (2002); "Información en contextos de conflicto bélico," in Various Authors, Utopía informativa. Propuestas para un periodismo más social (2007); (with Josefa Macías) "¿Una extraña coincidencia? El tratamiento de la imagen de la mujer musulmana en los medios de comunicación y su papel legitimador de la presencia militar occidental en Oriente Medio," in Abre los ojos. Mujeres en sociedades musulmanas: Mitos y realidades (2007); and (with Juan Carlos Miguel de Bustos) "¿Polarización económica o ideológica? Relaciones entre los medios y el poder político y corporativo," Viento Sur 103 (2009). He is the chief researcher on the project "The Influence of Social, Political, and Economic Changes in the Media in Cuba (2008–2010."
Eduardo Ramos has a doctorate in agrarian economics and teaches in the Higher Technical College of Agronomic Engineering and Forestry at the University of Cordoba, Spain. He is the academic director of the Official Graduate Program in Rural Development at the same university. He specializes in the fields of rural development and agricultural policies, the evaluation of public policy, territorial approaches to development, and the analysis of institutions. He is a consultant for the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament to reform European rural development policy, and the head researcher for multiple research projects, and a technical and scientific consultant on rural development. He is also the academic director for the European evaluating universities network of the European Territorial Quality Mark. He has published numerous articles in academic journals and several books on rural development, and has led different projects on international technical cooperation linked to development cooperation and rural development. He is a peer reviewer for different research journals on the environment, territorial development, and public policy, and a member of the editorial committee for the Revista de Estudios Regionales. He has been a visiting professor at several European and Latin American universities. He has also been a consultant and/or collaborator for different Spanish and international bodies and organizations involved in rural development and/or public policy in rural areas and territorial planning.
Joseba Sainz de Murieta obtained an industrial engineering diploma in electronic engineering in 1993, and a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering in 2006, both from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). In 1996 he joined the Department of Systems Engineering and Automation at the UPV/EHU, where he currently teaches at the university college. In 2008 he passed the research proficiency test through his work as part of a research project titled "The UPV/EHU Engineering Schools and Development Cooperation: A Study Proposal," which he also led. This project resulted in a presentation at the Fourth Conference on Universities and Cooperation, held in Barcelona in November 2008. Since 2000 he has been a member of the Engineering Without Borders Association, the Basque Country, an organization that is part of the Spanish Federation of Engineering Without Borders. His work here has focused on development education and university cooperation for development, through his participation in the organization and teaching of several courses, seminars, meetings, and formational activities, specializing in technologies for human development an sustainability. He currently also represents the Engineering Without Borders Association, the Basque Country in the recently created Council for University Cooperation for Development at the University of the Basque Country.
Koldo Unceta is a professor in applied economics at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and has been involved in the world of development cooperation for twenty-five years. He was an advocate for and founder of Hegoa, the Institute for the Study of Development and International Cooperation at the UPV/EHU in 1987 and its head from that time until 2000. He directs the master's program in "Globalization and Development" through the Hegoa Institute, and the doctoral program in "Studies on Development," both at the UPV/EHU. He is the chief researcher for the research group on the "Analysis and Evaluation of Development Cooperation Policies" at the UPV/EHU, and leads several other research projects associated with this. He has been an advisor and assessor for development cooperation programs and projects in several countries in Latin America and Africa. He is the author of more than thirty publications (books and articles) on the world economy, development, and international cooperation. He is a member of the executive board of the Sociedad de Economia Mundial and a full member of the Society for International Development, Eusko Ikaskuntza (the Society for Basque Studies), and other scholarly organizations. He is a member of the editorial board and/or editorial committee for several academic publications regarding development and the international economy. He is also a member of and collaborator with several NGOs.
Idoye Zabala has a PhD in applied economics. She teaches in the Department of Applied Economics I at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and is a member of Hegoa (the Institute for the Study of Development and International Cooperation) at the same university. She teaches on several graduate courses at different Spanish universities and her publications include: La perspectiva de género en los análisis y en las políticas del Banco Mundial: Su evolución y sus límites (2005) and "Estrategias alternativas en los debates sobre género y desarrollo," Revista de Economía Crítica 9 (2010). Her most important research projects have included: Her participation as an expert for the Spanish presidency of the European Union on the Commission for the Status of Women (CSW) at the 46th Session of the UN General Assembly in 2002; "The Evaluation of Decentralized Development Cooperation: The Elaboration of a Methodology Based on a Case Study of the Basque Country (1988–2008)," the Hegoa Institute, UPV/EHU; "An Evaluation and Comparative Analysis of Designing Cooperation Policies in the Spanish Autonomous Communities: The Application of the Criteria of Relevance and Consistency," Department of Applied Economics and the Hegoa Institute; and her role as chief researcher for the UPV/EHU research team on the "Proposal to Select and Construct a System of Non-Androcentric Equality Indicators for the City of Bilbao."