Rafael Novella is an economist currently working with the Labor Markets and Social Security (LMK) Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). His main responsibilities include: coordinating the impact evaluations of LMK; leading on evaluations of skills formation and training programmes, and collaborating on policy design and dialogue with countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. His principal areas of academic interest are development, labour and family economics.
Rafael holds a PhD in Economics (University of Essex), an MSc in Economics (University of Leuven, Belgium), and a BA in Economics (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú). He is also an Associate Research Fellow at the Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) at the University of Oxford. Prior to joining the IDB, he worked for the Ministry of Health of Peru, the Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE), the University of Genoa and the World Bank in several research projects in Africa, Asia and Latin American and the Caribbean.