Carlo has more than 28 years of experience in environment and development, 16 of which spent in developing countries, both on long term (Niger, Botswana, Vietnam and Cameroun) and short term assignments in all the GEF geographic regions around the world. Carlo’s first involvement in evaluation started in 1991, when he collaborated with Italian universities in research for the integration of economic and environmental data to construct biodiversity indicators and to evaluate the environmental sustainability of NGO-implemented development projects. Since then, all along his professional career he conducted several project, programme, policy, strategy, thematic and country-level evaluations for the European Commission, Italy, FAO and others.
With the GEF Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) since 2009, Carlo has led the office’s country-level evaluation work for several years. He task managed the revision of the GEF Monitoring and Evaluation Policy and led other major program evaluations and joint evaluations. One of his main responsibilities as senior GEF IEO’s evaluator is to design, strengthen, update and refine the IEO’s evaluation methods, tools and processes in use, aiming at fostering the analytical rigor as well as the independence, credibility and utility of GEF IEO’s evaluations. Systematic triangulation in mixed-methods evaluations is among Carlo’s main interests, in which he has contributed through publications in peer reviewed journals and participations in international evaluation conferences. Another major area of interest is the environment/development nexus. In his work Carlo endeavors to foster inclusiveness and learning with evaluation users and stakeholders.
Carlo holds an MSc in Agricultural Science from the University of Bologna in Italy and an MSc in Environment and Development from the Imperial College at Wye, University of London, UK. He is also trained in Environmental Impact Assessment from the University of Milano in Italy.
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