Cristina joined the UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti in December 2018. Her research interests lie in the field of social policies, poverty, risk-coping strategies, households investments, migration, agriculture, and south-south cooperation. She has experience in evaluating the impact of social protection programmes and policies on households and individuals outcomes. Prior to joining the UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti she worked with the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth - UNDP, the Middlebury College, the European University Institute and IFAD. She is a Candidate in a joint Ph.D. programme in Development Economics at the University of Florence and the University of Trento. She holds a Master’s degree in Development Economics from the University of Florence.