Valerie lives in France and mainly works in Africa and the Middle East. She holds a Degree in Political Sciences from the Institute of Political Studies of Aix en Provence (Sciences Po Aix). 


  • 1994: Manager in the French Department of Public Works, Transportation, Housing and Tourism,
  • from 1996 to 1999 responsible between for bilateral cooperation with African and Middle Eastern countries.
  • Since 2002: Consultant in local development in Africa for several donor agencies including GTZ, the European Commission, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
  • Application of the PACA methodology (Participatory Appraisal of Competitive Advantage) in South Africa, Benin, Algeria and Morocco.
  • Evaluation of rural development programmes for the UNCDF in Senegal, Rwanda and Burkina Faso.

Main areas of expertise
Local economic development, private sector development, poverty reduction and decentralised governance.

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