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Simone Lombardini

Global Impact Evaluation Adviser

Simone Lombardini

Simone Lombardini is a global impact evaluation adviser at Oxfam GB. He provides specialist advice on tools, methods and process for undertaking rigorous impact evaluation on Oxfam's projects. He is currently working on a range of focused evaluations of a random sample of Oxfam's projects in order to capture and communicate our effectiveness as an organisation and promote effective learning.

Simone previously worked as research officer in the research team, and prior to joining Oxfam, he worked at the Department of International Development of Oxford University on research projects with a focus on poverty and vulnerability. He has been involved in two randomised control trials on health micro-insurance in Kenya and land titling in Tanzania. Previously, Simone worked at the Mexican Migration Project in Mexico, Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano in Italy, and Innovation for Poverty Action in Peru.

Simone graduated in economics from University of Milano-Bicocca and holds an MSc in development economics from the University of Sussex.

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Real Geek FAQ: How can I measure household income? (Part 2)

In the second of a two-part blog on measuring household income, Oxfam GB's Impact Evaluation Advisers explain their approaches to measuring household wealth. ...

Household consumption Ethiopia graphic

Real Geek: FAQ- How can I measure household income? (Part 1)

In the first of a two-part blog unpacking the above question, Oxfam GB's Impact Evaluation Advisers explain their approaches to measuring household consumption. In Part 2 next week: strategies...

Helen Ewoton bathes her grandchild in her compound in the village of Nawoyatir in the Lapur district of Lokitaung in Turkana north, Kenya. (Credit: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam)

Real Geek: Measuring time - comparing questionnaire designs

Simone Lombardini compares duration, estimates and enumerator's bias from two different time-use survey modules from the same impact evaluation survey in Indonesia. ...

Participants of a session on how to empower women to take part in political life as part of Oxfam's AMAL programme in Yemen. Credit: Thana Faroq/Oxfam

Real geek: Out in the open, Oxfam’s impact evaluation survey data now available for download

Through the effectiveness reviews, Oxfam collects a large amount of individual and household survey data. In this blog, we explain why we are making these data available, and where to find them. ...

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Unleash the real geeks

REAL GEEK: Opinions on research, measurement and evaluation Simone Lombardini introduces our new series 'real geek', Research, Evaluation and Adaptive Learning (Generating Evidence...

Women involved in the Raising Her Voice programme in Pakistan. Credit: Irina Werning/Oxfam

Taking Oxfam’s evaluations to another level

The best evaluations of development programmes combine qualitative and quantitative data. But working out how to use the data harmoniously and adapt research to fit the latest findings is not straightforward....