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Visiting Scholar | 2016–2018

Francesca Francavilla

Visiting Scholar
King Center on Global Development

Economist and Independent Consultant

I am an applied economist with strong analytical skills and interest in programme and policy evaluation. My studies focus on employment, education, gender equality, social cohesion, poverty, and inequality in both rich and less advanced economies.

Since 2015 I have been working as an international independent consultant. I collaborate with ADB, EBRD, World Bank, UNDP, UN Women, ESCAP, the European Parliament, WHO, UNICEF, and the Hewlett Foundation.

Prior, I was Economist at the OECD Development Centre, where I worked on several projects including the Social Cohesion Policy Reviews, the Inclusive Growth Initiative, the Gender Equality Initiative and the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI). I was formerly Research Fellow at the Policy Study Institute (PSI) at the University of Westminster in London and researcher at the University of Florence, where I collaborated with the Department of Economics and the Department of Statistics.

I hold a PhD in Development Economics and an MSc in Economics and I was Visiting Researcher at Stanford University at the Stanford King Center on Global Development from 2016 to 2018.