Tomas Lievens is an experienced Health Economist with expertise in quantitative research, health financing, health labour markets and health insurance. Much of his work is concerned with access and equity. He has carried out several health expenditure reviews, tracking surveys and costing studies, often to inform health financing strategies. Currently, he is working on sustainable financing for Aids services and is researching health worker motivation and behaviour to improve health labour market outcomes. Previously, he was an International Labour Organisation regional advisor in Africa, advisor to the Belgian minister for international development, and consulted with Philippe Naert. He holds a master's degree in engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium and a master's degree in economics from the University of Nottingham.