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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. How coronavirus is accelerating a new approach to international cooperation

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

    Press Release

  3. Moving away from aid: lessons from country experiences


  4. Moving away from aid: the experience of Chile

    Research reports

  5. Moving away from aid: lessons from country studies

    Research reports

  6. Moving away from aid: the experience of the Republic of Korea

    Research reports

  7. Moving away from aid: the experience of Mexico

    Research reports

  8. Moving away from aid: the experience of Botswana

    Research reports

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

  10. Governments and donors must manage transitions away from aid

  11. Five priorities for the new World Bank president

  12. Exit from aid: an analysis of donor experiences

    Research reports

  13. Exit from aid: an analysis of country experiences

    Research reports

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

    Briefing/policy papers

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

    Research reports

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

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

  18. Infographics: A guide to multilateral development banks

  19. A guide to multilateral development banks

    Working papers

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

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