Speaker bio: Marcella Vigneri

The Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL) 2023 conference:  
Innovations in Impact Evaluation: What Have We Learned?

Tuesday 21 – Friday 24 February

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Speaker biography: Marcella Vigneri

Marcella Vigneri, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


I am a development economist and specialise in the use of quantitative research methods to investigate a range of policy-relevant topics in international development.

I am currently affiliated to LSHTM Environmental Health Group, providing technical support to projects on sanitation practices and hygiene behaviour in Sub-Saharan African countries. I am also interested in applying middle level theory to test causal process across theories of change to ensure knowledge transferability. I apply an interdisciplinary approach to my research in impact evaluation and evidence synthesis.

I was affiliated to the Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning until 2021, where I was a member of the Research Secretariat. Prior to 2017 I served as quantitative lead researcher for several organisations, including IFPRI’s Ghana Strategy Support Program, the UN’s FAO and ILO, the World Bank, the Overseas Development Institute, and Oxfam GB.

I hold a DPhil in Economics from Oxford University where I did original work on Ghana cocoa farmers based at the Centre for the Study of African Economies.