Francesco Iacoella is a researcher within IAI “Energy, climate and resources” and “EU, politics and institutions” programmes. The objective of his research is to analyse the nexus between climate, migration and conflict. His work as a United Nations University consultant allowed him to accumulate experience on the topics of forced displacement and conflict, and their impact. Francesco obtained his MA in International Relations at Roma Tre University and his MPP at United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT). He is currently completing his PhD dissertation on the role of communication technology on reproductive healthcare access in Africa.
His publications include:
- “Chinese Official Finance and Political Participation in Africa” (with Bruno Martorano, Laura Metzger, Marco Sanfilippo), in European Economic Review, Vol. 136 (July 2021), Article 103741
- Inequality in Botswana. An Analysis of the Drivers and District-level Mapping of Select Dimensions of Inequality (with Bruno Martorano, Ortrun Merkle, Alexander Hunns, Giulio Bordon, Cintia Denise Granja), Gaborone, UNDP Botswana, July 2021
- “Roots of Dissent: Trade Liberalization and the Rise of Populism in Brazil” (con Patricia Justino, Bruno Martorano), in UNU-MERIT Working Papers, No. 2020-043 (24 September 2020)
- “Shock-sensitive Social Protection in Malawi” (with Alexander Hunns, Franziska Gassmann), in UNU Policy Briefs, No. 5/2020 (July 2020)
- “Child Nutrition during Conflict and Displacement: Evidence from Areas Affected by the Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria” (with Nyasha Tirivayi), in Public Health, Vol. 183 (June 2020), p. 132-137
- “Determinants of Maternal Healthcare Utilization among Married Adolescents: Evidence from 13 Sub-Saharan African Countries” (with Nyasha Tirivayi), in Public Health, Vol. 177 (December 2019), p. 1-9