Development & Evaluation
Silvia Vignetti is currently a CSIL Partner and Director of the Development and Evaluation Unit.
She holds a degree in Economics from Bocconi University and after a traineeship at UNESCO, Paris, she started her collaboration as a research fellow at CSIL. She has also had teaching appointments fellowship at the University of Milan in Macroeconomics, Economics of European Integration and Cost-benefit analysis.
She specialises in Structural Funds interventions and evaluation of projects and programmes, and has gained relevant experience in this field, both at EU as well as at national level.
Her experience includes the following studies: ex-post evaluation of the Structural Funds in the period 2000-2006, Policy guidelines on regional competitiveness objectives for 2007-2013 planning period, the EC Guide of cost-benefit analysis of infrastructure projects, the Evaluation of the economic evaluation activities of the Directorate General of Economic and Finance, the ex-post evaluation of the European Observatory of SMEs.
She recently has been involved in technical assistance projects: the Sustainable Development Programme for the War affected Areas in Croatia and the Municipal Support Programme for North-Eastern Serbia for the draft of feasibility studies of investment projects in the field of water supply; the Development of a National Clustering Policy for Turkey and the Expansion of the European Turkish Business Centres Network.