Simone leads Oxfam GB's Impact Evaluation function. He provides leadership on 'how to' generate evidence for impact. This includes enhancing organisational efforts to improve accountability to stakeholders, building organisational knowledge, and strengthening evidence-based learning.
Simone has more than eight years' experience in 18 different countries. He is specialised in quantitative research, experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation methods, and statistical analysis. Simone has published over 20 publications, including academic articles, reports and guidelines. He leads Oxfam's GB stream in measuring women's empowerment for impact evaluations. His interest includes using ICT and digital technologies to enable complexity-aware impact evaluations.
Simone previously worked as a research officer in Oxfam GB's Research Team, and prior to joining Oxfam, worked at the Department of International Development at Oxford University on two randomised control trials with a focus on poverty and vulnerability in Kenya and Tanzania. Previously, Simone worked at the Mexican Migration Project in Mexico, Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano in Italy, and Innovations for Poverty Action in Peru.
Simone graduated in economics from the University of Milano-Bicocca and holds an MSc in development economics from the University of Sussex.
He is also the author of a number of papers: