Francisco is a Project Research Officer in the development sector of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo). He holds a PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London. His work at EDePo concentrates on measuring the effectiveness of two large-scale sanitation programs in Nigeria, and understanding the limitations that constraint their impact. He has worked on environmental and other development economic issues. At present, his other research interests include understanding the impact extreme temperatures on subsistence agriculture around the globe.