As a labor and development economist, Cecilia Poggi coordinates research programs related to social protection, the world of work, and social inclusion.
Her current projects deal with the analysis of social protection programs in AFD partner countries, the study of vulnerabilities to which workers are exposed, and the reinforcement of regulations to promote decent employment. Cecilia also studies the role of informal work, digital platforms for workers in emerging and developing countries, and gender inequality.
Cecilia is fascinated by micro-econometrics, the statistical study of microeconomic data, and the design and assessment of public policy. She earned a PhD in Economics and Master of Science (MSc) in Economic Development from the University of Sussex (UK). Before joining AFD in 2018, Cecilia Poggi worked as a consultant for research institutes, the World Bank, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (including issues related to work, migration, poverty, and data collection tools for households and companies).
Publications as an authorResearch documentpublished in November 2023Research documentpublished in November 2023Research documentpublished in September 2022Research documentGender inequalities in the platform economy: The cases of delivery and private passenger transport services in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Areapublished in March 2022Research documentPrecarisation or Protection? The Impact of Digital Platform Labour on Argentinean Domestic Workers in Times of Pandemicpublished in March 2022Research documentpublished in February 2022
Publications as a coordinatorResearch documentpublished in September 2022Research documentpublished in May 2022Research documentMental Health and Gender Inequality in the MENA Region: An Analysis of Shock Related Factors Within the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemicpublished in May 2022Research documentPopulations' behavior analysis toward Covid-19 safety measures: Evidence from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisiapublished in May 2022Research documentpublished in May 2022Research documentpublished in May 2022
- “Does the depth of informality influence welfare in urban Sub-Saharan Africa?”, with E.M. Egger and H. Rufrancos, Oxford Economic Papers (2023)
- “Assessing gender inequalities in the platform economy: an analysis of ride-hailing and delivery workers in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area”, with A. Micha and F. Pereyra in Eds. Blanchard, Lopes & Devaney, Global perspectives on women, work and digital labour platforms. Digital Future Society : Spain (2022)
- “Welfare And The Depth Of Informality: Evidence From Five African Countries”, with E.-M. Egger and H. Rufrancos, WIDER Working Paper 2021/25. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER (2021)
- "Inequality in the world: Where are we now?”, with G. Giraud and F. Korreales, revue Études n° 2019/1 ,pp. 7-18 (2019)
- "Credit Availability and Internal Migration: Evidence from Thailand", Journal of Development Studies n° 55, issue 5, pp. 861-875 (2018)
- "Migration, its dynamics and aspirations: A review of Migrating out of Poverty", Background paper for FAO's The State of Food and Agriculture 2018 (2018)
- "Thailand - Systematic country diagnostic: getting back on track - reviving growth and securing prosperity for all", with L. Sondergaard, X. Luo, T. Jithitikulchai, D. Lathapipat, S. Kuriakose, M. Sanchez ; M. Eduardo, T. Reungsri, S.A. Mohib, R. Chavapricha, P. Peamsilpakulchorn, T. Arin, World Bank Group (2016)
- "From Many to One: Minimum Wage Effects in Thailand", with D. Lathapipat, PIER Discussion Paper n°41. Puey Ungphakorn Institute for Economic Research (2016)
- "Sources of Growth in Thailand between 1986 and 2013", with R. Badiani-Magnusson and D. Lathapipat, Background paper for World Bank Group’s Thailand Systematic Country Diagnostic (2016)
- "Five myths about the informal economy that need debunking", with A. David and C. Zanuso, June 9th, 2019