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Country Programme Manager

Francesco Rispoli

Francesco Rispoli is the Senior Technical Specialist in Inclusive Rural Financial Services at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

His responsibilities include technical review, operational oversight and support for IFAD rural finance projects at all stages of design and implementation, as well as monitoring the performance of IFAD investments and developing innovative financial products. He currently leads IFAD’s work on index-based weather insurance within the framework of the IFAD-WFP Weather Risk Management Facility (WRMF).

Rispoli has more than 15 years of professional experience spanning both the private sector and international development. Before joining IFAD, he worked with UNDP Kenya, first as the coordinator of the Microstart project and then as the Head of the Private Sector Development Unit. Previously, he worked as a manager in a consulting firm providing technical assistance to the European Commission.

Rispoli holds an MBA from the Solvay Business School, Belgium.