Making policies work

San Bilal

  • Economic governance
  • Private sector and development
  • Domestic resource mobilisation
  • Emerging players in Africa
  • Extractive sectors and development
  • Trade and development
  • EPAs
  • Regional integration processes
  • Capacity development
  • Aid for trade

Biography

Dr. Sanoussi Bilal is a Senior Executive and Head of Programme at ECDPM in Maastricht, the Netherlands and in Brussels, Belgium, where he is based. He heads the Trade, Investment and Finance team of ECDPM’s Economic and Agricultural Transformation programme.

With a background in economics and international relations, he has a PhD in international economics from the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom), a Master from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and a Bachelor in Economics from the University of Geneva (Switzerland).

Before joining ECDPM, he worked at the Overseas Development Institute (United Kingdom), the European Institute of Public Administration (the Netherlands) and the Economics Department of the University of Geneva. His expertise relates mainly to economic and trade issues for inclusive growth, regional integration processes and development, with a focus on Africa and the ACP-EU relations (including economic partnership agreements).

His current activities focus on the structural transformation dynamics in Africa and financing for development, and include projects on trade and development; sustainable global value chains; EPAs; dynamics of regional integration processes in Africa; aid for trade; private sector and development; economic diplomacy; (resource-based) industrialisation; and emerging players in Africa. He is the author of numerous publications, as well as the founding editor of the magazine GREAT Insights dedicated to governance, regional integration, agriculture and trade matters. Dr. Bilal is also a Fellow at the West African Institute.

External publications and contributions

    ‘Making Africa work’ - What not to do

    Talking Points Blog | Published on 16-10-2017

    Sustainable food systems

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 12-09-2017

    On the political economy of reforms in the extractive sector

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 10-07-2017

    Embracing the complexity of mining for development - Editorial

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 10-07-2017

    She drives change - Editorial

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 16-05-2017

    She drives change

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 16-05-2017

    Sustainability and human rights in EPAs

    Publications | Published on 16-11-2016

    Sustainability and human rights in EPAs

    Publications | Published on 16-11-2016

    ‘Making Africa work’ - What not to do

    Talking Points Blog | Published on 16-10-2017

    Brexit: First post-referendum thoughts

    Talking Points Blog | Published on 01-07-2016

    The role of Aid for Trade in trade agreements

    Talking Points Blog | Published on 29-06-2015

    Sustainable food systems

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 12-09-2017

    On the political economy of reforms in the extractive sector

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 10-07-2017

    Embracing the complexity of mining for development - Editorial

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 10-07-2017

    She drives change - Editorial

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 16-05-2017

    She drives change

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 16-05-2017

    Youth employment in fragile countries

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 21-02-2017

    San Bilal

    Head of Programme Trade, Investment and Finance | Economic and Agricultural Transformation Programme

    Nationality

    Swiss

    Languages

    English, French

    Contact

    • +32 (0)2 237 43 89
    • sb@ecdpm.org

    Location

    Brussels office

    Rue Archimede 5

    1000 Brussels