Fabrizio Bresciani is the Lead Regional Economist for IFAD’s Latin American and Caribbean division. He joined IFAD in 2014 as the Lead Regional Economist in the Asia and Pacific Division. His main areas of interest include strategies for the inclusive and sustainable transformation of agricultural systems and rural economies, sustainable models of value chain development, and digital agriculture transformation pathways. Currently, he leads IFAD’s grant program in Latin America and the Caribbean and is responsible for coordinating the knowledge and innovation partnerships in the region and fostering regional policy engagement.
He has previously served at the World Bank as a Senior Agricultural Economist and Agriculture Sector Coordinator in Indonesia (2011-2014) and as a Rural Development Economist in the Philippines (2007-2011). Before joining the World Bank, Bresciani worked as an Economist at the Agricultural Development Economics Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome (2001-2007) and at the World Bank’s Development Economics Research Group (1998-2001).
He holds a PhD in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a MSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia.