||Research Officer - Evaluation, Learning, Accountability
Francesca is Evaluation, Learning and Accountability Research Officer in ALNAP. She is currently heading up two main initiatives: the first looking at strengthening humanitarian evaluation capacities by establishing the ALNAP Evaluation Capacities Community of Practice which she is co-moderating with Alistair Hallam; the second initiative - in partnership with CDA-Collaborative Learning Projects - aiming at developing guidance on designing and using beneficiary feedback mechanisms in humanitarian practice. She is also involved in finalising what will be the first ALNAP Guide on Evaluation of Humanitarian Action.
Francesca specialised in evaluation research and aid evaluation theory and practice, and holds a Ph.D. from the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa. Her dissertation examined the development of the evaluation function in humanitarian organisations. Her main interests are in the organisational dimensions of evaluation management, utilisation and learning. She also holds a Master in Humanitarian Affairs (NOHA), a BA in Social Science, and a Degree in International Relations.
Before joining ALNAP in 2011, Francesca worked three years with the Humanitarian Leadership Strengthening Unit at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva. Previously, she had spells with ECHO in Bruxelles, with the IASC in Geneva, and the Evaluation and Studies Section in OCHA, where she worked with the evaluation manager during the IASC Evaluation of the Cluster Approach. For the Feinstein International Center she conducted field research in Nepal with Antonio Donini, looking at development and humanitarian policies in conflict and post-conflict contexts.
At ALNAP she can be reached at email@example.com.