Francesco Cenedese is a Social Protection expert at the World Bank, working on social protection projects in the Europe and Central Asia region. Over the last few years, he has been working on operations supporting social assistance programmes in European countries, including the implementation of the Guaranteed Minimum Income program in Italy. He is co-leading the Case Compass initiative, a toolkit to support interested countries improve case management services and develop case management information systems. Previously, Francesco has worked on government relations between the World Bank and Southern European countries. He holds an MA in European Studies and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) and a BSc in Economics from the University of London.