Andrea Ferrannini is the Coordinator of the Strategic Unit on Local Development of ARCO Lab and he is junior expert of ILS LEDA Program – International Links and Services for Local Economic Development Agencies.
In 2010 he obtained the Postgraduate Degree in Advanced Development Economics (University of Florence) with a dissertation on “The integration between institutional analysis and local development: a new approach for the International Cooperation”, which was awarded the “Gino Filippini” prize by SVI Brescia. In 2012 he obtained the MSc in Local Economic Development (London School of Economics and Political Science) with Distinction.
He has acquired expertise in local development both as researcher (ARCO Lab) and as practitioners (UNDP ART GOLD Dominican Republic, ILS LEDA), working in the Dominican Republic, Uganda, Albania and Serbia. He has presented and published various articles and book chapters on the perspective of human development at the local level and on the role of Local Development Agencies for democratic governance and economic and social innovation.