Agnès Couffinhal is the Global Program Lead for health financing in the Global Engagement Unit of the Health Nutrition and Population Global Practice.
Agnès Couffinhal is a health system expert with close to 20 years of experience in low-, middle-income as well as OECD countries. Her primary area of expertise is health financing and spans other domains, notably service delivery. At the Bank, she has gained extensive policy dialogue and operational experience in South Asia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia as well as Africa West and Central. She has also worked at the OECD (2015-19) and for the World Health Organization in Copenhagen. She has a track record of impactful publications on efficiency (wasteful spending in health systems), equity (comparative assessments across countries) and governance. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Paris IX-Dauphine.