Francesca Guadagno

Francesca Guadagno is an Economist and International Consultant. Her research interests cover the broad area of innovation and development, with a focus on the role of public policies. She has considerable experience in policy-oriented research, working with the Asian Development Bank, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Gates Foundation, the E15 Initiative, ECDPM, UNIDO, UNCTAD, and WIPO.

Dr Guadagno holds a Master in Economics and Management of Innovation from Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), a second Master in Management of Innovation from the Rotterdam School of Management (the Netherlands), and a PhD in Innovation Studies and Development from UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University (School of Business and Economics).

Content by Francesca Guadagno
  • Project

    Industrial policies in the Tanzanian agro-processing industry: Challenges and policy responses

    Industrialisation is critical for job creation, income generation and sustainable long-run development. Tanzania will need to transform its economy in order to increase value addition in its export basket, tap into global value chains (GVCs) and, ultimately, provide its citizens with a better life. Industrial policy is an important but very delicate area of public policy...

    3 Jan 2019 | Samuel Mwita Wangwe, Francesca Guadagno, André Castro