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About Milena

Milena Castellnou is Chief Programs Officer at the Education Outcomes Fund (EOF), a hosted trust fund at UNICEF, and co-lead EOF’s Program Team. Prior to joining EOF, Milena was an Associate Partner at Instiglio.

She has extensive experience in the design and implementation of Results-Based Financing (RBF) programs, including the first Social Impact Bond in a developing country, in Colombia, and a $10 million RBF program in employment for the Millennium Challenge Corporation and the Government of Morocco. She is currently overseeing EOF’s large scale outcomes fund in basic education in Sierra Leone and leads EOF’s work in skills-for-employment in several countries.

Milena holds an undergraduate and Master’s degree from Science Po Grenoble and an LLM in Public International Law from the University of Nottingham.