Federica works as an Evaluation Analyst for the CGIAR-IEA, based at FAO in Rome. Prior to joining the CGIAR, She worked for FAO for 12 years, mainly in project management, gender, evaluation and administration. She collaborated with the Evaluation Service of FAO on various evaluations including the 2006 Independent External Evaluation (IEE) of FAO. Following the IEE, She was also closely involved in FAO’s reform process. Her academic background is in development economics and she speaks English, French and some Spanish.These various field-based assignments gave her insight into several aspects of conducting evaluations, including first-hand experience on data collection, survey development, data analysis, field team coordination and most recently evaluation management. She likes working in Evaluation as she believes that evaluation is key for better decision making and for the achievement of development results. Her academic background is in development economics and she speaks English, Italian and Spanish. She enjoys travelling, hiking and playing capoeira.