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Paloma Bellatin


Paloma is an Advisor in the International Team at BIT Americas, where she researches and develops behavioral science-informed policies and programs for government partners. She designs, implements, and analyzes rigorous evaluations to determine the impact of policies on topics ranging from gender-based violence to social protection. At BIT, she has worked on projects such as setting up a nudge unit in Chile, encouraging bystander intervention in Georgia, promoting survivor help-seeking in El Salvador, improving parent engagement in teen dating violence in Canada, and reducing harassment in universities in Peru.

Prior to BIT, Paloma worked in research, program implementation, and evaluation in the multilateral sector. She worked in the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank in Peru on rural community development in conflict-prone mining areas. Before that, she worked in the Social Protection Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Rome headquarters on policy support regarding decent rural employment and rural youth, with a focus on Central America. She also worked on a perpetrator focused intervention with the Innovations for Poverty Action Lab in Liberia.

Paloma holds a Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University with a focus on Economics and Public Policy, and a BA in Political Science and Government from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru.