Roberto Molinari is a statistical and policy evaluation consultant with an MSc in International Relations and a Ph.D in Statistics. After different professional experiences in UN agencies and international organisations focusing on local development, energy and economic issues, he became an advisor in Ernst & Young where he carried out monitoring and evaluation activities, policy impact assessments and project fund management for the European Commission and the Italian government. After gaining experience in analyses on a variety of topics going from economic migration and asylum seekers to EU fund management, he then decided to pursue an MSc in Statistics in Switzerland during which he acquired skills in statistical analysis going from experimental design and inference to mixed modelling and multivariate analysis. While continuing with internships and statistical consultancies that allowed him to put his skills into practice for UN bodies and private companies, he obtained a Ph.D in Statistics during which he was in charge of holding undergraduate and graduate seminars as a teaching assistant. After a position as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics & Applied Probability at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he decided to return to the field of policy and program evaluation by making available his quantitative expertise.