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.
- Toward Strategic Public Procurement in Latin America and the CaribbeanThis paper presents four best practice case studies and key ingredients of procurement reform to enable the shift toward strategic public procurement for sustainable development.
- Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) of Senegal’s Saloum DeltaThe assessment provides an economic valuation of the contribution of the Saloum Delta to local livelihoods and regional development.
- Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) of the Bus Rapid Transit Project in Senegal This report discusses the results of the SAVi analysis on the Bus Rapid Transit project in Dakar (Senegal).
- Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) Assessment of the N'Diaye Wind Farm in Senegal This SAVi analysis on the N'Diaye wind farm project in Senegal demonstrates that, compared to other energy technologies (coal and high-fuel oils), the wind project brings the most benefits to the Senegalese economy and environment.
- Canada's International Trade Obligations: Barrier or opportunity for sustainable public procurement?This paper explores the extent to which international trade agreements could pose a barrier to sustainable procurement or, conversely, enable sustainability to take a more prominent role in the procurement process.
- Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) of the Contournement de Rabat (Morocco) IISD has carried out an economic and financial assessment of different risk scenarios of the contournement de Rabat, the bypass road in Morocco. The assessment included the valuation of different externalities related to the road project.
- The Sustainable Asset Valuation of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor in Tanzania (SAGCOT) Initiative: A focus on irrigationThis report discusses the results of the application of the Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) tool to irrigation infrastructure in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor in Tanzania.
- Moving Towards Sustainable Performance-Based Procurement in the Western CapeRead this report to discover how public procurement is no longer a back-office function anymore, but a crucial pillar for delivering government services, and a strategic one for tackling climate change.
- Low-Carbon Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure: The role of public procurementThis report discusses how to leverage the power of public procurement laws, policies and practices to drive low-carbon innovation in the construction and infrastructure sectors.