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Human Development &
Capability Association

Multi-Disciplinary and People-Centred

Prof. Mario Biggeri

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  • Position: Senior
  • Department: Department of Economics
  • Affiliation: Universitá degli Studi di Firenze
  • Country: Italy
  • Biographical info: Mario Biggeri is Full Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Florence. Since 2010, he is Fellow of the Human Development and Capability Association. Since 2008, he is Scientific Director of ARCO (Action Research for CO-development), as well as Director of the Scientific and Ethical Committee of Yunus Social Business Center, University of Florence (funded in April 2011). He is scientific coordinator of the SPES project - Sustainability Evidence, Performance and Scenarios - project funded by the European Union's Horizon Europe program. He is PI of THE The Tuscany Health ECOSYSTEM PROJECT (Spoke 10 M4). His research concentrates on sustainable human development, measurement of multidimensional development, international cooperation programs, social economy and social enterprises / social business, local sustainable human development, strategic plan for territorial development, labor informal market, collective action, the well-being of children, persons with disabilities and migrants, health care system, public engagement, multidimensional well-being and poverty measurement, impact evaluations, qualitative and quantitative research methods. He is the author and/or co-author of more than twenty books and has published numerous articles in prestigious international academic journals. He has been a consultant and advisor for UNICEF, UNDP, the World Bank, ILO, UN-Habitat, Y20, G20, and the European Commission, among others.

Research interests:
Children capabilities; multidimensional poverty mesurement; Sustainable Local Human Development; informal sector activities (gender, health); Cooperatives and social Business; Impact evaluation; Integral human Development

Thematic Groups:
Children and Youth Empowerment and Collective Capabilities Ethics and Development Health and Disability Horizontal Inequality Human Security Participatory Methods Technology, Innovation & Design

Regional Network:
European Network

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