Fabio Scarpello

Fabio Scarpello

Head of Governance, Inequality and Peacebuilding


Fabio Scarpello is a political scientist with over 15 years’ experience in research-based analysis of the security-development nexus. He has investigated issues related to governance (especially corruption, social and economic inequalities, decentralisation and civil society participation in policymaking), as well as of Security Sector Reform and plural policing/security in developing countries. Fabio also has extensive experience in researching conflict dynamics and in assessing how local and national politics mediate international peacebuilding and statebuilding interventions. Fabio has worked as a senior journalist, analyst, consultant and academic and has advised private and public institutions on root-causes of political violence (chiefly terrorism and sectarian conflicts) and on approaches to Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). His background includes experience in devising and delivering tailor-made courses, and in tailoring communication strategies to answer donors’ strategic need for visibility. Fabio completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in International Relations and Development, and he holds a PhD in Politics, an MA in Governance and Globalization and a BA in Journalism. He is fluent in Italian and English and conversant in Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Indonesian.