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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). 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. Moving away from aid: the experience of Chile

    Research reports

  2. Moving away from aid: the experience of Botswana

    Research reports

  3. Four ways to improve the World Bank’s proposal for a Sustainable Development Finance Policy

  4. Governments and donors must manage transitions away from aid

  5. Five priorities for the new World Bank president

  6. Exit from aid: an analysis of country experiences

    Research reports

  7. Exit from aid: an analysis of donor experiences

    Research reports

  8. Africa's rising debt: how to avoid a new crisis

    Briefing/policy papers

  9. Asia in 2025: development prospects and challenges for middle-income countries

    Research reports

  10. How international financial institutions can be more effective on the ground

  11. FOCAC 2018: top takeaways from the China-Africa summit

  12. Infographics: A guide to multilateral development banks

  13. A guide to multilateral development banks

    Working papers

  14. China’s new development agency: five expert views

  15. The new global agenda and the future of the multilateral development bank system

    Research reports

  16. Six recommendations for reforming multilateral development banks: an essay series

    Briefing/policy papers

  17. Resilience in an age of risk


  18. An ‘age of choice’ for infrastructure financing? Evidence from Ethiopia

    Research reports

  19. An ‘age of choice’ for infrastructure financing in sub-Saharan Africa? Evidence from Ethiopia and Kenya

    Research reports

  20. Six development finance proposals to expand climate investment

    Briefing/policy papers

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