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Tomas Lievens

Social policy programme director

Social policy programme director

Tomas Lievens is the Director of our Social Policy Programme. He is an experienced health economist with expertise in quantitative research, health financing, health labour markets, and health insurance. He has been an International Labour Organisation regional advisor in Africa, senior advisor to the Belgian minister for international development, and has consulted with Philippe Naert.

Much of Tomas’s work is concerned with issues of access, financial protection and equity in health. He has carried out several health expenditure reviews, tracking surveys and costing studies. He has done extensive work on fiscal space analysis for health and AIDS services and on health worker motivation and behaviour to improve health labour market outcomes.

Tomas holds an engineering degree from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and an MA in economics from the University of Nottingham.