Elisa helps cities and communities become more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable with project financing, capacity building, knowledge sharing, and strategic partnerships. She is currently a Senior Technical Advisor for Urban and Regional Development at the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB). Prior to joining the CEB, she was a Senior Economist at the World Bank, where she managed lending operations, analytical work, and capacity building on sustainable and inclusive urban development, with a focus on countries in South Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean regions. Elisa is also a Gestalt Professional Certified Coach (GPCC) and an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach. She received a graduate degree in Economics with a concentration in public financial policy from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics from Bocconi University in Italy.