Agnes Soucat

Director, Human Development, African Development Bank (AfDB)

Dr. Agnes Soucat is the Global Leader for Service Delivery at the World Bank. Previously she was Director for Human Development for the African Development Bank, where she was responsible for health, education, and social protection for Africa, including 54 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the Maghreb. Dr. Soucat was previously a Lead Economist at the World Bank. She is a commissioner of the recent “Lancet Commission on Investing in Health” 2013, and a co-author of the WDR2004 “Making Services Work For Poor People“. She recently published “The labor market for health workers in Africa: A New look at the crisis.” Dr. Soucat holds an M.D. and a Masters in Nutrition from the University of Nancy in France as well as a Master of Public Health and Ph.D. in Health Economics from the Johns Hopkins University.

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