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Liesbeth Casier is a Policy Advisor at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Liesbeth Casier is a Policy Advisor at the Economic Law and Policy Program of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). 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. In addition, Liesbeth has advised governments in Bhutan, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, India, Morocco, Paraguay, Senegal, South Africa and the Netherlands.

In her position, she 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 the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 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).