Lead Environmental Economist, Africa region, World Bank,
Raffaello Cervigni is the lead environmental economist for the Africa region of the World Bank.
A native of Italy, Cervigni has led the water resource management, natural resource management, and disaster risk management communities within the Africa region. His areas of expertise are environmental economics, adaptation to climate change, low carbon development, and regional development.
Cervigni has been with the World Bank for more than 21 years and prior to his current position, he was the senior natural resources management specialist in the Middle East and North Africa region. He joined the World Bank as a research assistant and has experience working in the regions as well as the central environment unit.
Before joining the Bank, Cervigni worked in the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance as a coordinator in the project evaluation division. He was also a research associate at the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment based at the University of East Anglia.
Cervigni holds a Ph.D in economics from the University of London as well as a Master of philosophy majoring in economics from the University of Oxford.