Romina Cavatassi is in charge leading a number of Impact Assessments (IA) and in setting up a systematic approach for sound IA. This involves defining the theory of change and related indicators, developing the tools for data collection, leading the training and the data collection as well as data analysis and dissemination of results. She is also collaborating in mainstreaming climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Prior to joining IFAD, Cavatassi worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations where she focused on development and natural resource economics. Over the last few years she worked on Climate Smart Agriculture and earlier on agrobiodiversity.
She holds a PhD in Natural Resource and Development Economics from Wageningen University and Research Centre, an MSc in Environmental Assessment and Evaluation from the London School of Economics and a Masters level degree in Economics from the University of Bologna.