Dr. Gail Marzetti, the new Head of DFID Nepal, taking office on 28 October 2013, succeeds Dominic O’Neill.Gail Marzetti is an Agricultural Economist with a strong background in development, having worked for many years in Brazil and Mozambique. She has worked for DFID since 2000 in a variety of roles including Head of Office, United Nations/DFID representative and most recently as Deputy Director of DFID’s Research and Evidence Division.
According to a press release of DFID-Nepal, Gail has a PhD from the Institute of Development Policy and Management at Manchester University which examines the impact of cash cropping on poverty and food security in post-conflict Mozambique.
On arrival, Gail said, “I am delighted to have the opportunity to live and work in Nepal for the next few years. The UK has a strong relationship with Nepal, and we have been implementing our four year (2011-2015) country plan, which I am sure is and will make a significant difference to the lives of many poor people in this country. I am looking forward to working with the Government and people of Nepal and all our other partners to make this happen."