Asuncion Valderrama
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Information architecture, Digital information preservation, Strategic watch, Institutional knowledge management

Member of the Information Services team, Asunción Valderrama heads the IIEP Library.

Information specialist, she has led the evolution of the Documentation Centre from a specialized library to a knowledge sharing platform which provides selected, validated and up-to-date resources on educational planning and policy. This information is now accessible worldwide through thematic portals and specialized databases.

She coordinates and manages multiple projects including support to IIEP work for institutional development in Member States, to research and training needs of IIEP staff and partners, and producing information reports and literature reviews on thematic issues.

She is in particularly interested in designing and implementing strategies to counter information overload through collaborative work and in producing new knowledge using Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 tools. She co-leads the Cooperation and Development Sector at ADBS (French Association for Librarians and Information Professionals).

Asuncion joined the IIEP in 1999, when she was in charge of documentary databases. Prior to this, she worked as Head Librarian in a theological college (Vaux-sur-Seine, France).


Master’s degree in Information and Documentation (Sciences Po, Paris) and a Master’s degree in History (Universidad Complutense, Madrid and Sorbonne, Paris).


  • Conserving, storing, and making digital information sustainable: When? Why? How? Paris: UNESCO – IIEP, (to be published)
  • The impact of the EFA Agenda: Comparing national education plans before and after Dakar. Background paper for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2015 (to be published)
  • Implementing FRBR to improve retrieval of in-house information in a medium-sized international institute (with Aurélie Signoles and Corinne Bitoun) in: Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, 50, 5-7. 2012, p. 402-421
  • Educational marginalization in national education plans: Background paper for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2010. Paris: UNESCO, 2010. 54 p.
  • Web 3.0 et recherche sémantique : du vin vieux, dans des outres neuves ? Documentaliste. Vol. 46, 3. 2009. pp. 20-21
  • Quelle est la nature des services d’information au développement? (with Lynne Sergeant) Colloque « Société, organisations et nouveaux modèles de savoirs : recherches et pratiques communicationnelles » Université de Bourgogne. Dijon. 27-28 November 2008
  • La planificación de la educación en un contexto multicultural. II Encuentro Internacional de Educación y Cultura sobre Alianza de Civilizaciones. Chefchauen (Maroc). 30 October – 1st November 2006
  • Review of national education planning documents in 45 countries: Background paper for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2007. Paris: UNESCO, 2006. 49 p.
  • An Analysis of selected recent and current national education policies and plans: Background paper for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2006. Paris: UNESCO, 2005. 34 p.
  • La planification de l’éducation et l’environnement. Paris: UNESCO – IIEP, 1999
  • La création d’un centre de documentation en éducation en matière de population. Matériel didactique pour les cours de formation. Paris: UNESCO, 1989