Enrico Bonaiuti is the monitoring, evaluation and learning specialist for the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals. He has 15 years-experience in agricultural and rural development, with an inter-disciplinary academic background. His recent work has focused on strengthening the performance assessment/management functions of local institutions, development agencies, and organizations.
Previously, Bonaiuti served as Program Coordinator for the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems, responsible for implementing a monitoring, evaluation and learning framework, which defined indicators, conducted evidence-based evaluations at the systems level, and enhanced co-learning among stakeholders.
Before joining ICARDA, Bonaiuti served as monitoring and evaluation specialist for the ‘Harmonized Support for Agricultural Development’ initiative in Iraq, where he analyzed cropping systems, socio-economic data, and soil and water conditions for specific irrigation projects managed by Iraq’s Ministry of Water Resources.
He holds a master’s degree in agricultural sciences from the University of Florence, Italy, and a master’s degree in marketing and economics from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.