Our team

IGL is run by a core team based at Nesta. We carry out our work under the guidance of the IGL Steering Board, composed of representatives from all IGL partners, and benefit from the advice provided by the IGL Scientific Committee, made up of world-class researchers from around the world.

Anna Segura

Anna is a Senior Researcher at the Innovation Growth Lab (IGL). 

Her role at IGL focuses on ensuring that rigorous evidence about how to improve entrepreneurship and business support programmes is incorporated into the decision-making processes of governments and other business support providers.

Before joining IGL in 2021, Anna worked on public policy evaluation for eight years. She began this work at Innovations for Poverty Action in Uganda and Colombia running randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in the field. After this, she worked at the Catalan Institute for Public Policy Evaluation (Ivàlua), evaluating the design, implementation and effectiveness of social policies. She has also been a consultant for the World Bank, associate lecturer at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and research assistant for several international universities.

Anna holds an MSc in Economic Development and Growth from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Spain and Lund University in Sweden, and a BA in Economics from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

 

Edoardo Trimarchi

Edoardo Trimarchi is Policy Lead for the Innovation Growth Lab (IGL).

In this role, Edoardo contributes to the development and growth of IGL’s programme of work to create more experimental policy ecosystems.

Before joining IGL in 2022, Edoardo was the Senior Policy Manager of the Abdul Latif Jameel Policy Action Lab (J-PAL) office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago, Chile. For three years he led J-PAL LAC’s policy team in identifying opportunities to promote the use of evidence in policy making, built partnerships with governments, donors and civil society organisations across the region, and provided technical assistance for the scale-up and replication of successful interventions. He joined J-PAL LAC in 2017 as a Senior Research Associate working on a White Paper on youth crime and violence prevention in Mexico. Previously, he worked in Colombia with J-PAL LAC and Innovations for Poverty Action on a project for the institutionalisation of evidence use within the Monitoring and Public Policy Evaluation Unit of Colombia's National Department of Planning. 

Edoardo also conducted field research in Bolivia and Colombia, and interned at the Democratic Governance Unit of the United Nations Development Programme in the Dominican Republic. Edoardo has an MSc in Sustainable Development - International Development from Utrecht University and a BA in Economics from Bocconi University.

 

Nyangala Zolho

Nyangala is a Policy Learning Designer at the Innovation Growth Lab’s (IGL) Policy team.

She helps IGL partners and the wider policy community to share and learn from policy ideas.

Since joining Nesta in 2018, Nyangala has worked to deliver impact through strategic communications and programme design, having supported the delivery of Nesta’s 2030 strategy. Prior to Nesta, Nyangala worked for several years for a human rights and technology startup. She has worked for both profit and non-profit organisations to deliver programmes that are multidisciplinary and mission driven.

Nyangala has a degree in International Relations and holds a MA in Global Media and Transnational Communications from Goldsmith’s, University of London. Her personal interests tend to fall into three main categories: social justice, design and technology.

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