Gilles R.


I am a socio-economist/survey statistician, specialised in economic and social problems: needs assessment for investment projects, social economy (population, health-nutrition, social), information systems (surveys, censuses), personnel training (seminars, on-the-job training). I was involved in many projects, either as Project Director or as Consultant, in more than 50 countries from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Pacific Islands, the Caribbean, South America, as well as in Eastern Europe and in France, for several companies as well as international donors (ADB, AFD, AsDB, DANIDA, EU, UN, World Bank, etc.). Usually I am in charge of the socio-economic study of large-scale projects. For instance, I’ve been involved in more than 100 water and/or sanitation projects. I was in charge of the demand for water and/or sanitation, including urban development and population forecast, and very often household surveys focused on affordability and willingness to pay for water and/or sanitation. In the end, I was involved in 8 population censuses in developing countries (Central African Republic, Djibouti, French Polynesia, Nepal, Rwanda, Vanuatu) or transition countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo). and conducted more than 20 household surveys. More recently I achieved household surveys in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) for the World Bank and in Manila (Philippines) for the IFC. This experience led me to write a manual on demand for water and sanitation: How to analyse the demand of current and future users for water and sanitation services in towns and cities in Africa. Ed. pS Eau (Paris), 2012. Tow appendices are especially devoted to the achievement of household surveys. A copy of this document (in English or in French) may be sent to any person concerned.


  • development aid
  • waste management
  • scientific research
  • economic policy
  • development
  • nepal
  • rwanda
  • france
  • kosovo
  • vanuatu
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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