felipe Job Title: Researcher and Global Policy Network Lead
Contact Details: Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Oxford Department of International Development
Queen Elizabeth House (QEH), University of Oxford
3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB.
Tel: +44 01865 271915


In his role as Researcher and Global Policy Network lead, Felipe provides strategic leadership to the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN), a network of nearly 60 countries and 20 international organisations. This includes organising the network’s annual meeting which has taken place in Germany (2014), Colombia (2015), Mexico (2016), China (2017), South Africa (2018) and Seychelles (2019), as well as high-level meetings at the United Nations General Assembly and Statistical Commission in New York. His role also includes writing policy case studies on how are countries using multidimensional poverty measures to design more effective policies for poverty reduction.

Felipe completed his doctorate in International Development at the University of Oxford in early 2019. His thesis focused on analysing the emerging narratives of food and agriculture in Colombia based on the study of the agrarian strikes and negotiations 2013-2016.

Before his time in Oxford, Felipe worked for the United Nations Development Programme, the Netherlands Institute of Multiparty Democracy and Fundacion Suyusama.

Felipe has a master’ degree in Public Administration from Seattle University and a bachelor’s degree in Ecology from Universidad Javeriana.

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Twitter: @FelipeARoa