About Elisabeth Paul

Elisabeth Paul earned a PhD in Management Science in 2006 with a thesis entitled “Improving Public Outcomes in Developing Countries. Application of Incentive Theory to Aid and Public Resource Management” (University of Liège, magna cum laude). She combines an academic career and field experience in the spheres of development aid and global health. She has been technical assistant by the Ministry of Health (planning department) in Mali from 2007 to 2009 in support of the sector-wide approach (SWAp) and budget support processes. She worked part-time in two successive research groups on aid effectiveness supporting the Belgian cooperation. As a freelance consultant, her fields of specialization are aid effectiveness (SWAp, IHP+, budget support) especially in the health sector, support to health systems strengthening (HSS), performance-based financing, and public finance management in Francophone Africa. She has also taught a number of courses (PFM, health economics, evaluation of health programmes, health policies) at the University of Liege and elsewhere. She has led numerous missions (evaluations, technical support, project formulation) in a dozen low- and middle-income countries, especially in Western Africa. She coordinated a research project on universal health coverage (UHC) in Benin and Senegal, based at the University of Liège (2015-2019). She is now Lecturer at the School of Public Health of the Université libre de Bruxelles, where she teaches courses on planning and health systems & policies, and conducts researches on UHC, strategic purchasing, and evaluation of health programmes.

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Languages
French
Native or Bilingual Proficiency
English
Full Professional Proficiency
Interests

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EDUCATION

Doctorat en sciences de gestion
Université de Liège
September 2002 to September 2006
Liège, Belgium
Title of the thesis: “Improving Public Outcomes in Developing Countries. Application of Incentive Theory to Foreign Aid and Public Resource Management”, under the supervision of Prof. L. Leruth (IMF). Members of the jury: Prof. I. Jelovac, A. Corhay, A. Jousten, B. Jurion, L. Leruth, V. Tanzi – “Summa cum laude”

DES en gestion du développement
Université de Liège
September 1999 to September 2000
Liège, Belgium

Licence en sciences de gestion
Université de Liège
September 1996 to September 1998
Liège, Belgium

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