Making policies work

San Bilal

  • Economic governance
  • Private sector and development
  • Domestic resource mobilization
  • 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 the Head the Economic Transformation and Trade programme at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) in Maastricht, the Netherlands and in Brussels, Belgium, where he is based. 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

    Youth employment in fragile countries

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 21-02-2017

    Shifts in trade development

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 22-12-2016

    Shifts in trade development - Editorial

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 19-12-2016

    Sustainability and human rights in EPAs

    Publications | Published on 16-11-2016

    Sustainability and human rights in EPAs

    Publications | Published on 16-11-2016

    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

    Youth employment in fragile countries

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 21-02-2017

    Shifts in trade development

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 22-12-2016

    Shifts in trade development - Editorial

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 19-12-2016

    2030: Smart engagement with business

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 06-10-2016

    Regional integration dynamics in Africa

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 14-07-2016

    Regional integration dynamics in Africa: Editorial

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 14-07-2016

    San Bilal

    Head of Programme Economic Transformation and Trade - Editor of GREAT Insights magazine

    Nationality

    Swiss

    Languages

    English, French

    Contact

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

    Location

    Brussels office

    Rue Archimede 5

    1000 Brussels