In 2004, François-Xavier joined the French cooperation as project officer at the Embassy of France in Senegal (Dakar). Since 2006, he is an international consultant for NGOs, international institutions and private companies. His areas of study enabled him to work in different contexts such as the food crisis in Niger, humanitarian crisis (Indonesia – Banda Aceh, Ethiopia) and poverty contexts (Senegal, Thailand and Lao PDR). From 2009 to 2010, he led and delivered an expertise at major evaluation such the Review of the AFD’s result-monitoring system at development project level and the joint evaluation of the cooperation of the European Commission, Belgium, Denmark, France and Luxembourg with Niger over the period 2000-2008.
In addition to his consulting activities, he is a cooperation program officer at the Ministry of Education (France). He is also a teacher at the Université du Panthéon Sorbonne (Paris 1) and conducts research on the perception of poverty in Dakar (Senegal) and on poverty alleviation strategies mainly in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. It is in this perspective that he co founded in 2009, with his colleagues William Gilles and Irene Bouhadana, lecturers at the l’Université du Panthéon Sorbonne, the World and Development Institute.

Francois-Xavier de Perthuis de Laillevault is an international consultant in economic, anthropology and sociology of development and evaluation of development cooperation. It operates with private companies, international institutions, NGO, civil society actors and governments involved in international activities mainly in Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia. His key qualifications are:


  • Poverty alleviation strategy and research
  • Economic, Sociology and Anthropology of Development
  • Evaluation of project, programme and development cooperation policies
  • Project and programme monitoring
  • Evaluation methodology
  • Data collection methodology
  • Training in evaluation and monitoring of project/programme
  • Bilateral and multilateral development policies : implementation, monitoring and evaluation (European Commission, French Cooperation, Luxembourg Cooperation, Belgian Technical Cooperation, World Bank, United Nations Agencies System)


Countries experience:


Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Luxembourg, Mali, New Zealand, Morocco, Niger, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Senegal, Spain, Ukraine




Association pour le Développement des Échanges en Technologies Économiques et Financières (ADETEF), Agence française de développement (AFD), The Belgian development agency (BTC), Centre of Africans Research of Paris (CEAf), Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques (CIEP), Egis Bdpa subsidiary of Egis Bceom International (Egis Group), European Commission (EuropeAid), French Red Cross (CRF), Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes (MAEE France), Ministère de l’éducation nationale, de la jeunesse et de la vie associative  (MEN France), SEE Policies (SEE Luxembourg), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne, Université Paris 5, Université Paris 8, Water Technique Assistance (WTA), The World and Development Institute (IMODEV)

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