Dr Felipe Roa-Clavijo



Felipe is a Researcher at OPHI. He focuses on writing policy case studies on how countries are using multidimensional poverty measures to design more effective policies for poverty reduction. Previously he supported the strategic leadership of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN). This included organising the network’s Annual Meeting 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.

Felipe is also an Assistant Professor in the Escuela de Gobierno at the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. 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 was published by Routledge.  His website is www.feliperoaclavijo.com.

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  • Education

    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. 

  • Selected publications

    Roa-Clavijo, F. (2021). The Politics of Food Provisioning in Colombia: Agrarian Movements and Negotiations with the State, Routledge