Raquel Rubio Rodríguez

Director for Listening and Learning


Raquel is GI’s Director for Listening and Learning, responsible for ensuring that listening and learning are central to our work and culture, developing and implementing effective practices throughout our external engagement and internal processes. She specializes in tailoring evaluations and learning designs that truly reflect our partner’s information needs and context. She is skilled at synthesizing findings across a broad portfolio of programs and strategies. Raquel loves exploring the value of evidence and learning to contribute to emergent solutions and enjoys facilitating collaborative reflection across diverse teams, distilling actionable insights that make data useful, fun, and accessible to everyone. When she is not at work, Raquel is either busy with some crafts or exploring the world!

“I see listening and learning as an organization’s compass. Without them, it is hard to decide which path to take, or how to maintain the right direction along the way.”

Joined GI:



M.A. In international development, migration and social inclusion, Carlos III University, Spain. M.A In social problems research and evaluation National University of Distance Education, Spain. B.A. Hons in Psychology, Salamanca University, Spain


Spanish, English, French

Works in:

Kigali, Rwanda


Cáceres, Spain



Fun Fact:

Holds the record in Tetris in American Airlines, or at least she believes she did for a little while.