Dr Felipe Roa-Clavijo

Job title: Researcher and Global Policy Network Lead
EmailContact ophi@qeh.ox.ac.uk
Social media:  @FelipeARoa
Website: www.feliperoaclavijo.com


Felipe supports the strategic leadership of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN). 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 includes writing policy case studies on how countries are using multidimensional poverty measures to design more effective policies for poverty reduction.

Before OPHI, Felipe worked for the United Nations Development Programme, the Netherlands Institute of Multiparty Democracy and Fundacion Suyusama.

Felipe’s doctorate in International Development at Oxford focused on analysing the emerging narratives of food and agriculture in Colombia based on the study of the agrarian strikes and negotiations 2013–2016. It was awarded the Alejandro Angel Escobar Foundation Prize for its contribution to science and innovation in Colombia and will be published by Routledge.  


DPhil in International Development, University of Oxford
Master’s in Public Administration, Seattle University
BA in Ecology from Universidad Javeriana

Research interests

Food security; multidimensional poverty; and, agriculture.