Tania Sánchez Andrade is a program associate with the Civic Engagement and Government International Program. She has worked as a practitioner and advocate in the fields of development, democracy, accountability, and civic engagement for over two decades. Before joining Ford, she worked as an independent consultant, providing technical assistance to civil society organizations, philanthropies, and multilateral agencies on knowledge management, horizontal learning, planning, and advocacy. She also served as learning and research manager with the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency.

As a public officer in Mexico, she was the director of International Affairs at the National Institute of Access to Information and Data Protection. Earlier, she was the director of regional development at the Office of the President. In civil society, she worked with Fundar, Centro de Análisis e Investigación (Center for Analysis and Research), coordinating the Transparency Collective, a coalition of 10 CSOs collaborating to advance the right to access information.

Tania holds a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from El Colegio de México. She is the mother of Camilo, Nicolás, and Amaro.