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Tomas Lievens is an experienced health economist with expertise in quantitative research, health financing, health labour markets and health insurance. Much of his work is concerned with issues of access, financial protection and equity in health. He has carried out several health expenditure reviews, tracking surveys and costing studies, often to inform health financing strategies. He has done extensive work on fiscal space analysis for health and AIDS services and on health worker motivation and behaviour to improve health labour market outcomes. Currently he is Director of the Social Policy Programme at Oxford Policy Management. Previously, he was an International Labour Organisation regional advisor in Africa, senior advisor to the Belgian minister for international development, and consulted with Philippe Naert. He holds an engineering degree from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium and a master's degree in economics from the University of Nottingham.