People & partners
Michele has a PhD in development economics and has worked as a consultant economist for a number of international organisations, including UN FAO, the World Bank and UNICEF. Michele has worked extensively on the analysis of household welfare and child wellbeing, including poverty and food security, nutrition, schooling and child labour and has extensive experience in programme evaluations. As a member of the Monitoring and Evaluation portfolio at Oxford Policy Management (OPM), Michele is mainly focusing on the design and development of evaluation models and approaches, the definition and strengthening of projects’ performance monitoring plans and the analysis of data generated by OPM’s evaluations. He is playing a leading role in quantitative impact evaluations concerning nutrition in Pakistan, education in Tanzania and safety nets in Kenya, amongst others. Michele’s expertise covers experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation designs, mixed-methods and regression analysis. He plays a technical support role for other OPM teams and country offices on these areas and subjects. Michele studied for his PhD at the University of Florence and at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), at the University of Sussex. He previously studied Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) for his Master’s degree. Before joining OPM, Michele worked on gender dimensions of vulnerability to food insecurity and on smallholder farmers’ attitudes towards commercialisation at FAO. He then worked on healthcare system reforms and survey data quality control with the World Bank, South Asia Region. Michele also lived and worked in Pakistan, where he designed and implemented a Child Budgeting Initiative in Punjab for UNICEF. Michele’s research on development issues has been published in peer-reviewed journals.