Federica Cerulli is a development economist. She supports IFAD in its outreach to Member States by bridging dialogue between donors and recipient countries, and strengthening the institutional dialogue with key public, private and civil society stakeholders. Cerulli’s main focus is on advocacy, partnerships scoping, building and maintaining, and resource mobilization and management, including under innovative financing mechanisms for rural poverty eradication (e.g. multi-donor frameworks, blended finance, Unrestricted Complementary Contributions, Concessional Partner Loans).
In her 20-year career in rural development in different environments – with civil society organizations, the private sector and IFAD – Cerulli has experience in strategy design and partnership development; strategic planning and policy dialogue; research analysis; monitoring, evaluation and reporting; and community-driven rural development project design and management.