Damien de Walque is a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group (Human Development Team) at the World Bank. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2003. His research interests include health and education and the interactions between them. His current work is focused on evaluating the impact of financial incentives on health and education outcomes.
He has worked on evaluating the impact of HIV/AIDS interventions and policies in several African countries. He is also evaluating the health and education impacts of cash transfers programs in developing countries. On the supply side of health services, he managed a large portfolio of impact evaluations of results-based financing in the health sector leading to the publication the World Bank Policy Research Report, Improving Effective Coverage in Health: Do Financial Incentives Work?