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Emiko Masaki

Emiko Masaki, Senior Health Economist
Emiko Masaki is currently based in the Vientiane Office of the World Bank where she leads the analytical work and policy dialogues on health financing and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Lao PDR. She also supports the Cambodia Health, Nutrition and Population team with health financing analytics and advisory work. Emiko joined the World Bank in 2013 and her initial work focused on supporting governments to optimize their HIV resource allocations, improve their financial sustainability, and on measuring efficiency and effectiveness of their programs. 
 
Prior to joining the Bank, she was with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) responsible for lending operations, policy advisory, and knowledge management in social sector operations (health and social protection) in the Southeast Asia Department. She also engaged in various public-private partnership initiatives in the health sector involving joint operations with the ADB’s private sector department. Emiko is a Japanese national and holds PhD and Master’s degrees in the field of health economics and demography from the University of California at Berkeley and is interested in aging issues in Asia.