Hermann Pythagore  Pierre Donfouet

Hermann Pythagore Pierre Donfouet

Health Economist, World Bank

Hermann Pythagore Pierre Donfouet is an experienced Health Economist specializing in Health Economics and Applied Econometrics. With over 12 years of expertise, he has a proven track record in health financing, system strengthening, inequalities, economic valuation, and impact evaluation of health interventions in African countries (Kenya, South Africa, Cameroon, and Chad). Working with development partners and senior government officials in Togo, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, and Burundi. He is currently based at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Previously, he served as a Social Policy Specialist at UNICEF, Chad, focusing on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and community-based health interventions for maternal, newborn, and child health. His contributions include advisory services on health financing, cash transfers, and training government officials in poverty analysis. He is committed to improving the lives of vulnerable households in Africa using innovative techniques and robust evidence.

His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including World Development, Social Science and Medicine, The European Journal of Health Economics, and more. He had served on the boards of BMC Public Health and BMC Health Services Research as an Associate Editor. Outside of work, he enjoys skipping rope as his favorite physical activity. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Rennes 1.