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Annalisa Prizzon

Senior Research Fellow

  • Development and Public Finance
Portrait of Annalisa Prizzon

Annalisa is a Senior 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. Multilateral finance in the face of global crisis

    Briefing/policy papers

  2. What MDBs (and their shareholders) can do for vaccine equity

    Briefing/policy papers

  3. Four priorities for the G20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors

  4. How the allocation of IDA20 should shift to ease the recovery from the Covid-19 crisis in lower-income countries


  5. Ending the acute phase of the Covid-19 pandemic

  6. From aid to development partnerships: lessons from the literature and implications of the Covid-19 crisis

    Literature reviews

  7. A 'shot in the arm' for multilateral cooperation - why international public finance should step up its game for global vaccination

  8. Development Cooperation In Transition: Who Foots The Bill After The MDGs?


  9. Prospects for aid one year on from the pandemic

  10. Prospects for aid at times of crisis

    Working papers

  11. How IDA can support recovery from the Covid-19 crisis

  12. External finance for rural development: a synthesis of country perspectives

    Research reports

  13. Scaling up multilateral bank finance for the Covid-19 recovery

  14. ODI Bites: financing the Global Goals post-Covid-19

  15. ODI Bites: financing the Global Goals post-Covid-19


  16. DFID and FCO merger: our experts' views

  17. Aid to fight new wars: reflections for development agencies in the time of Covid-19

  18. Financing the coronavirus response in sub-Saharan Africa

    Working papers

  19. How coronavirus is accelerating a new approach to international cooperation

  20. Comment Available: the continued impact of Covid-19

    Press Release

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