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Annalisa Prizzon

Principal Research Fellow

  • Development and Public Finance
Portrait of Annalisa Prizzon

Annalisa is a Principal Research Fellow in the Development and Public Finance Programme at ODI. She is an accomplished and recognised expert with more than 15 years of experience researching and advising governments and multilateral agencies on policies for the allocation, effectiveness and architecture of international public finance.

Her research interests include: aid allocation and development cooperation policies of bilateral and multilateral development agencies; aid instruments; the perspectives of recipient country governments on the allocation and instruments of international public finance; external public debt sustainability; financing and governance of multilateral development banks.

She has led teams advising strategy departments in several bilateral and multilateral development agencies and banks in these areas. She has an extensive number of partners and perspectives on aid policy, having worked in several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia, the Pacific and Latin America. She regularly contributes to panel discussions, expert meetings and report reviews, and moderates high-level debates on international public finance.

Before joining ODI, Annalisa was an economist and policy analyst in academic institutions and international organisations (OECD and World Bank Group). She holds a PhD in Economics and Public Finance with a focus on external debt sustainability in low-income countries.

Annalisa is a Council member of the Development Study Association (DSA), co-editor of Development Policy Review and member of the Committee for Development Policy for the 2022-24 term. She has been recognised as one of 100 female experts in international politics in Italy. She also served as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Infrastructure in 2019 and 2020.

  1. What is missing from the World Bank’s Evolution Roadmap? Six priorities for management and shareholders

  2. Development Policy Review January 2023 round-up

  3. Multilateral development banks need a bolder vision and urgent reform to tackle the climate crisis

  4. What’s next for the multilateral development banks in the face of the climate crisis?

  5. Trends and disruptors in multilateral finance: looking ahead with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank


  6. Development Policy Review November 2022 round-up

  7. Think Change episode 12: do we need a new Bretton Woods agreement for the post-Covid era?

  8. Independent think tank leaders issue call to action for MDB reform

    Press Release

  9. Devex Opinion: World Bank and MDBs must show proactive climate leadership

  10. Governance of multilateral development banks: Options for reform

    Research reports

  11. Why and how multilateral development banks should operate in middle-income countries

  12. Development Policy Review September 2022 round-up

  13. What prospects for aid in 2022 (and beyond)?

  14. Development Policy Review July 2022 round-up

  15. Five issues for the EBRD to consider in its expansion to sub-Saharan Africa

  16. Future directions for the World Bank and the broader MDB system: some reflections

  17. Country perspectives on multilateral development banks: a survey analysis

    Research reports

  18. Development Policy Review May 2022 round-up

  19. Next Cooperation. Rapporto 2021 sul futuro delle politiche di cooperazione allo sviluppo.

    Book/book chapter

  20. Now is the time to support the replenishment of the African Development Fund

    Briefing/policy papers

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