Chiara joined the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti in February 2020. She focuses on conducting education research on Sport for Development. Prior to this, Chiara worked at Innovations for Poverty Action and other research institutes on impact evaluations of education, governance and access to finance projects in Uganda. She also worked as consultant for the World Bank Gender Innovation Lab on evaluations of different projects about women empowerment in Ghana and other African countries, and for Columbia University on a project about reduction of the worst forms of child labour in Ethiopia. Chiara’s expertise is in research design and implementation, coordination of field activities and data collection and analysis. She holds a BA and MSc in Economics from Bocconi University in Milano.