Current position

I am Research Fellow at the Research and Policy in Development programme  at the Overseas Development Institute and a the Lead for Knowledge to Policy Learning at the Knowledge Sector Initiative in Indonesia, based in Jakarta.

Twitter: @ArnaldoPellini



My background is in economics with a specialization in decentralization and local governance reforms in developing countries. I have more than fifteen years of  experience working at national and local level in SouthEast Asia. I joined ODI in 2008 after two years working with UNDP in Vietnam. Prior to that, I worked in Nepal and Cambodia with GIZ and DED managing local governance reforms and community development projects. I am currently working as Lead - Knowledge to Policy Learning at the Knowledge Sector Initiative in Jakarta.

I have an MPhil in economic development, and a PhD in education and development. At ODI I have acquired considerable experience about the principles, processes and tools that enable more evidence-based policy processes. I am a PRINCE2 and MSP APM qualified project and programme manager. I currently live in Jakarta.

My CV 



‘Are We Policy Analysts?’. Evidence, Policy Analysis and the Knowledge Sector in Indonesia

An interview with Prof. Mark Considine, Dean of the School of Government at the University of Melbourne.

Read the blog @ Knowledge Sector Intiative