The Knowledge to Act



Liesbeth Casier

Policy Advisor
  • Topics of Expertise

    Green economy strategies

    International economic governance

    Public procurement

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  • Education

    Master of Developmental Studies (2013), Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

    Master of Complementary Studies in Business Economics (2010), University of Ghent, Belgium

    Master of Political Science (2009), University of Ghent, Belgium

    Bachelor of Political Science (2008), University of Antwerp, Belgium

Liesbeth Casier is a Policy Advisor with IISD’s Economic Law and Policy Program. She works with the Public Procurement and Infrastructure Finance team on research and advisory services that involve innovation in public procurement. She also works on IISD’s Sustainable Asset Valuation. Liesbeth has advised governments in Bhutan, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, India, Morocco, Paraguay, Senegal, South Africa and the Netherlands.

Liesbeth also works extensively with the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on policy frameworks and the business case for sustainable infrastructure. She represents IISD at the OECD Working Group on Leading Practitioners on Public Procurement.

Liesbeth previously worked with UN Environment and started her career as consultant in auditing and corporate finance with a family-owned consultancy business in Belgium.

Liesbeth has an academic background in political science and law. She holds a master’s degree in development studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland). She also has master’s degrees in complementary studies in business economics and in political science, both from the University of Ghent (Belgium).

Liesbeth works in Dutch, English, French and Spanish.

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