Linda Zanfini is a development economist. She leads the AFD research program on education, training, vocational integration and employment, one of the aims of which is to feed the public policy dialogues AFD conducts on these subjects with its partner countries.
Before joining AFD’s Research Department, she worked for its Strategy Department, where she was responsible for Corporate Social Responsibility.
She holds a PhD in Development Economics from the University of Paris Ouest-Nanterre La Défense, and completed a thesis on trade liberalization and labor structure in the Southwest Indian Ocean islands. After working as an evaluator of cooperation policies, she joined the Directorate for Globalization at France’s Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, then AFD in 2016. She also lectured at the University of Paris-Sud.