Renata Serra Biography

Renata Serra is a development economist, with special interest in, and expertise on, Africa and India.

She has a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge, UK. She worked as Research Officer for the Poverty Programme at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University, then moved to the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. She moved back to Cambridge, as Director of Studies in Economics at Wolfson College, until joining the University of Florida (Center for African Studies) in 2005.

Renata has served as a consultant on a number of projects in African countries, sponsored by DFID, Sida, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the World Bank, and Save the Children Fund, UK. She leads APPP's Cotton Sector Reform research stream.

The Africa Power and Politics Programme was a Research Programme Consortium funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and Irish Aid for the benefit of developing countries.
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