Prennushi Giovanna

Giovanna Prennushi has more than twenty years of experience as a development economist and practitioner.

She worked at the World Bank from 1993 to 2015 on poverty monitoring, analysis, and evaluation, poverty reduction strategies, and country programs, primarily in South Asia and Africa, including a five-year assignment in India. She is now an independent consultant and university lecturer.

She holds a Laurea in Discipline Economiche e Sociali from Università Bocconi in Milano (Italy) and a Ph.D. in Political Economy from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She is also a professional hiking guide.


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Development Cooperation Actors  
The module briefly looks at the evolution and characteristics of multilateral and bilateral agencies, development banks, non-governmental organizations, and other actors and examine some examples in more detail. The objective of the course is to acquire knowledge and understanding about the key actors in development cooperation, their approaches, and their strengths and weaknesses.

Development Indicators
The module analyzes some key development indicators and the data they are based on. We look at how data and indicators can be used to assess projects and policies.  We do some exercises to learn first-hand. The objective of the course is to understand commonly-used indicators of development. How do we track progress in development? What are the most commonly used indicators? How are they defined?  Where do the data come from? How can we use data and indicators to understand a reality where we might be living/working and to assess projects and policies?


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