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Matteo Guidotti
Research Associate
Contact: Email: matteo.guidotti (at)

Matteo Guidotti holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Geneva, Switzerland (2012). He has a Bachelor in Economics (1995) and a Bachelor in Political Sciences from the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland (1997); he further gained a Master in Public Management and Policy Evaluation (University of Geneva, 1999), and later a Master in Advanced Developed Studies (The Graduate Institute, 2004).

He lectures at The Graduate Institute in several program for master-level students and in the Executive Education Department for development practitioners. At the Graduate Institute, he is also the head of the Executive Master in Development Policies and Practices (DPP) for African English-speaking countries, a program run in collaboration with several partners around the world.

Matteo has extended field experience in the areas of governance, decentralization, and institutional reforms. Since 2004, as a consultant and evaluator, he provides technical assistance and evaluation services to central and local governments, development agencies, international organizations, as well as local and international NGOs in Europe, Southeast and Central Asia, and North Africa.

As a senior trainer, since 2008, Matteo designs and delivers courses in Results-Based Management, Project Cycle Management and Monitoring, and Evaluation to senior officials, development specialists, and experts.

He is a member of the Technical Committee of the Swiss-Italian NGOs Federation (FOSIT), a member of the Swiss Evaluation Society (SEVAL), as well as a member of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS).

Field(s) of Interest: 
  • State building and governance
  • Political economy of state reforms
  • Policy implementation and evaluation
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Performance management and change management
  • Results-Based Management and theories of change