Giovanna Voltolina is a Research Analyst in Itad’s Human Development practice. She has strong experience in critical and analytical research, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and workshop facilitation. She supports two complex evaluations: The Wellcome Trust Drug-Resistant Infection portfolio evaluation, and the Fleming Fund independent evaluation. Her main duties include collecting, analysing and representing quantitative and qualitative data, facilitating learning workshops and contributing to reports.
Giovanna worked as a Curriculum Development Fellow for EarthRights International, a human and environmental rights organisation in Thailand. She helped develop a comprehensive curriculum for the organisations EarthRights School institute, which works to develop the next generation of human and environmental rights activists and campaigners. In addition, she supported activists with their research papers and fieldwork. Giovanna also worked as a Research and Communications Intern for the think tank Universal Rights Group in Geneva, Switzerland. During her internship, Giovanna participated in quantitative and qualitative research, which contributed to datasets and reports submitted to multiple United Nations organisations.
Prior to joining Itad, Giovanna earned her MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, which focused on development economics, institutions and development, cities and development and philosophical issues in economic development. Her academic background also included an international academic exchange with Harvard University. She has contributed to several publications and is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish.