Federica Secci

Federica Secci

Senior Health Specialist

Federica Secci is a senior health specialist in the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice of the World Bank. She joined the Bank as a Young Professional in 2013 and has supported and led operations and analytical work across different countries in Latin America, Europe and Central Asia, East Asia and South Asia, mainly related to primary health care strengthening and to COVID-19 emergency response. She leads the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI) at the World Bank. Prior to joining the Bank, she was a research fellow at Imperial College London, focusing on quality of care and behavior change related to infection prevention and control in hospitals. Her doctoral research was a comparative, qualitative analysis of the PHC reforms in Estonia and Lithuania, drawing from sociology and institutional theory. She holds an undergraduate and a master’s degree in economics and management of public administration and international institutions from Bocconi University, Milan.