Giovanni Castaldo supports the Center for Effective Global Action's Measurement Initiative. Previously, he collaborated with a university journal of international affairs and interned at Agoravox. He gained research experience as an RA on a variety of projects. Specifically, he worked on tracking world-wide local government sizes and studying the effects of graduation prices in Italian universities.
Drones have potential applications in a range of development sectors, particularly in mapping, evaluation and monitoring. More comparative studies are needed to asses the quality of drone-collected data as compared with human-led efforts. Giovanni Castaldo from the Center for Effective Global Action explores the role of drones in public works, agriculture and humanitarian aid — as well as the challenges ahead.