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Deputy Director, Independent Office of Evaluation

Fabrizio Felloni

Fabrizio Felloni is the Deputy Director of the Independent Office of Evaluation within the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). He develops operational policies and methodologies to enhance the independence and effectiveness of the independent evaluation function. He conducts corporate level evaluations. He ensures high-quality professional work by creating an enabling environment for and coaching of IOE staff, and setting quality standards for IOE outputs.

He was Lead Evaluation Officer at IFAD from 2010 to 2016. He was an Evaluation Specialist at the United Nations Development Programme from 2008 to 2010 where he prepared their first methodology for country-level evaluations. He has worked on international development evaluations since 2000, leading and participating in corporate-level evaluations, country programme as well as project-level evaluations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

He holds a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Washington State University (USA) and a master-equivalent degree in Social and Economic Sciences from Bocconi University (Italy). He has been the author and co-author of ten articles published in peer-reviewed journals.