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Marzia Rango leads the work on data innovation, capacity-building and analytics at IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in Berlin. She is the co-convenor of the Big Data for Migration Alliance (BD4M), a joint initiative of IOM’s GMDAC, the European Commission Joint Research Centre, and the GovLab at New York University seeking to accelerate the responsible use of new data sources and innovative methods for migration analysis and policymaking. She has been supporting initiatives to strengthen migration data collection, analysis and use for policy in low- and middle-income countries, with over 60 missions in 30 countries in the past 7 years. Marzia is co-editor of IOM’s volume Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean (2020) and has contributed to publications on various migration topics.
Prior to joining GMDAC, Marzia worked in IOM’s Research Unit in Geneva, and at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford. She has previous experience as an MEP assistant at the European Parliament in Brussels, as a consultant in the private sector, and as a professional volleyball player in Italy.
Marzia holds an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MA in Economics from Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona.