Jacky Mathonnat has a PhD in Development Economics and a Master in Public Law. He is professor of Economics at the School of Economics and at the Centre for Studies and Research on International Development (CERDI, which is part of the French National Centre for Scientific Research – CNRS), at the University of Auvergne, France. He leads the Master degree programme “Health Economics and International Development” that he launched in 2002. He was vice-president of the University of Auvergne in charge of International Affairs and Policy from 2007 to 2012. He is currently member of the Academic Council of the University of Auvergne. His main fields of interest are public policy in developing countries with a special focus on social and health policies and programme evaluation. He has published numerous articles in international journals and books on development issues and is a peer reviewer for several international journals. He has worked as consultant in more than twenty countries in Africa and Asia for various organizations as UNDP, WHO, The World Bank, The European Union, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, for private companies, including Samuel Hall, and for international NGOs.