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Giovanna Voltolina


Giovanna is a consultant in Itad’s Knowledge Hub. She has substantial experience in evaluation and knowledge management, with expertise in public health, sexual and reproductive health, youth engagement, and advocacy. Cross-cutting her work is a focus on data analysis, visualisation and dissemination, and a keen interest in evaluation design, participatory methods and workshop facilitation. She has extensive experience in the development of Theories of Change, having carried out relevant work for UN agencies, foundations and NGOs.

She has worked on several evaluations, working with the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), the Wellcome Trust, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), the UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Population Service International (PSI), and Global Affairs Canada. Giovanna is a member of the Centre for Development Impact (CDI), a joint initiative between the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex (IDS), Itad and the University of East Anglia (UEA), and she served on the Council of the UK Evaluation Society (UKES).

Before joining Itad Giovanna was a Curriculum Development Fellow for a human and environmental rights organisation in Thailand, a teacher, and an Intern for a Geneva-based human rights think tank. She volunteered with the Italian Red Cross and the NGO Emergency. Giovanna earned her MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge.