Flavia Galvani

Flavia Galvani

Social Protection Specialist

Flavia Galvani is a Social Protection Specialist and a Teaching Associate at the Blavatnik School of Government.

Flavia’s advisory work and research centres on ageing and social protection in the context of wider issues such as poverty, inequality, inclusion, resilience, social cohesion and state-building.

Flavia provides technical support to governments on social protection, with a particular focus on pension systems, and leads the research on social protection at HelpAge International, a global network of more than 140 organisations in 80 countries. She works with governments and international organisations in countries in East and Southern Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America. Examples of her recent work include: a baseline study of Kenya’s universal pension; an impact evaluation of Zanzibar’s social pension; a review of the national social pensions in Myanmar; a feasibility study of social pensions in Zimbabwe; and a regional study on the situation of older migrants in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, El Salvador and Honduras.

Flavia holds a PhD in Government and Public Administration from Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain, an MSc in Development from the University of Reading, an MSc in Corporate Governance and Business Ethics from Birkbeck, University of London, and a BA in International Relations from the University of Brasilia, Brazil.