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Gotor, Elisabetta

Elisabetta Gotor, Head a.i., Impact Assessment, Bioversity International

Head, Development Impact Unit

Elisabetta is an agricultural economist with more than 10 years of professional experience in international research-for-development work in the area of economic analysis and evaluation of agricultural development problems and policies.

Since January 2007, she has been working at Bioversity International as Impact Assessment Specialist, first as Associate Scientist (2007-2011) and then as a Scientist ( 2012-2016). Since 2016 she is the Head of the Development Impact Unit. In this capacity she is providing scientific leadership in developing and implementing  relevant strategies that harmonize and facilitate learning across Bioversity Initiatives in terms of tools, methods and approaches for ex ante and ex post impact assessment analyses, knowledge and data sharing, science communication and gender-sensitive research. She has been conducting and leading field work in Bolivia, China, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Kenya, India, Peru, The Philippines, Uzbekistan and Yemen.



PhD, Agricultural and Food Economics, Reading, UK, 2008

MSc, International Trade, Rome, Italy, 2004 MSc, International Economics, Rome, Italy, 2002

BSc, Political Science, Rome, Italy, 2000

Publication highlights:

Bellon M. R., Gotor E., Caracciolo F. 2015. Assessing the effectiveness of projects supporting on-farm conservation of native crops: evidence from the High Andes of South America. World Development.

Bellon M.R., Gotor E., Caracciolo F. 2015. Conserving landraces and improving livelihoods: how to assess the success of on-farm conservation projects?International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 13:2 (167-182). doi: 10.1080/14735903.2014.986363

Gotor E., Caracciolo, F., Blundo Canto, G.M., and Al Nusairi, M., 2013. Improving rural livelihoods through the conservation and use of underutilized species: evidence from a community research project in Yemen. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, DOI:10.1080/14735903.2013.796173