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Mónica Pinilla-Roncancio

Mónica is an assistant professor at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia and a Research Associate at Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at Oxford University. She is a physiotherapist with a Master in Economics and a Master in Health Economics, Policy and Law. She holds a PhD in Social Policy from the University of Birmingham, UK.

She has worked as a consultant for different United Nations agencies, including UNICEF and UNDP. She has experience working on disability, poverty and social protection in LMICs. She has worked with countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia.


Pinilla-Roncancio M, Gallardo M. Inequality in labour market opportunities for people with disabilities: Evidence for six Latin American countries. Global Social Policy. April 2022. doi:10.1177/14680181211070201

Dirksen, J., Pinilla-Roncancio, M., Wehrmeister, F. C., Ferreira, L. Z., Vidaletti, L. P., Kirkby, K., Swift Koller, T., Schlotheuber, A., Tapia, H., Vidal Fuertes, C., Alkire, S., Barros, A. J. D., & Hosseinpoor, A. R. (2022). Exploring the potential for a new measure of socioeconomic deprivation status to monitor health inequality. International Journal for Equity in Health, 1–22.

Lena Morgon Banks, Monica Pinilla-Roncancio, Matthew Walsham, Hoang Van Minh, Shailes Neupane, Vu Quynh Mai, Saurav Neupane, Karl Blanchet & Hannah Kuper (2021) Does disability increase the risk of poverty ‘in all its forms’? Comparing monetary and multidimensional poverty in Vietnam and Nepal, Oxford Development Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13600818.2021.1985988

Pinilla-Roncancio, M., Ritterbusch, A.E., Sanchez-Franco, S. et al. Conceptual Debates on Poverty Measurement: The Use of Qualitative Expert Consultation to Guide Methodological Decision-making in Designing a Multidimensional Child-Poverty Measure. Child Ind Res (2021).