About me

Bus stop at Ratu Plaza, Jakarta

I come from Cremona, Italy. I have studied economics and specialised in economic development and participatory governance reforms in middle and low-income countries. I have a PhD from the University of Tampere (Finland) on the education sector reforms in Cambodia.

In September 2018 I have co-founded Capability, a Finnish company committed to collaborating with projects and programmes to co-design and implement problem-driven solutions to governance challenges identified by local partners

I am also a Research Associate at the Overseas Development Institute researching the political economy of governance innovation linked to digital technologies and knowledge systems for public policy.

I am an Associate Editor at the journal Evidence & Policy and a member of EduKnow at the Faculty of Education at the University of Tampere. EduKnow is an international research group which discusses and explores knowledge, power, and politics in education.

I have lived and worked overseas during the last eighteen years in Scotland, Spain, Finland, Nepal, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

In July 2017, I moved back with my family to Finland and we live in Tampere.

You can find my research and project publications here. I love photography and share my photos here.

I am passionate about international development. This blog is my personal work and does not necessarily represent the views and opinions of any of my current or past employers or clients.