Expert in international cooperation and development

Born the 31st August 1976, François-Xavier lives in France. Graduate of a PhD in sociology and economy of development and a Master in Economics and International Finance, he began his career as an assistant project officer at the United Nations Development Programme for Development in Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby). Early on, he has participated in debates on development cooperation issues through his collaboration with Coordination SUD, the national platform of French NGOs based in Paris. He continues his research with the World and Development Institute (IMODEV) and the association francophone des experts et consultants de la coopération au développement (AFECTI).

In 2004, François-Xavier joined the French international 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 taught at the Université du Panthéon Sorbonne (Paris 1), at the University Paris Descartes (Paris 5) and at the University Vincennes St Denis Paris 8. He conducts research on the evaluation of public policies mainly in Europe, Asia 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.


  • PhD in Sociology and Economy Development (EHESS Paris)
  • Master in Sociology and Economy Development (EHESS Paris)
  • Master in Finances et International Affaires (ISC Paris)

Key qualifications:

Francois-Xavier de Perthuis de Laillevault is an international consultant in economic, anthropology and sociology of development and in evaluation of development policies. 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, Niger, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, 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, Water Technique Assistance (WTA), The World and Development Institute (IMODEV)

Membership of professional bodies:

  • Member of Administration Council of the World and Development Institute (
  • Member of Administration Council of the French Association of Experts and Consultants of International Technical Cooperation (AFECTI)
  • Member of the Centre of Africans Research of Paris – CEAf (EHESS/CNRS)


  • Official publications of official reports:

    Contribution for the Senate to the report “Rebuilding the law and governance of public information in the era of open government.” Mission of information regarding access to administrative documents and public data, Senate, April 2014, Paris.

    Expérimentation sociale – Progress – Projet TREMPLIN. Rapport Final d’exécution technique. Documentation annexée. Report published in July 2015, Paris. Reference of the convention: VS/2012/0347 SI2.629820

    Evaluation des mesures et des stratégies mises en œuvre dans le cadre du programme d’urgence pour l’éducation au Maroc. Axe III : Evaluation du dispositif de coopération entre le MEN et les partenaires techniques et financiers (PTF) au Maroc. Report published in February 2014 by the European Commission under the reference EUROPEAID/132938/C/SER/MA.

    Suivi de la réalisation des objectifs des projets de l’AFD : état des lieux. Revue Ex post n°36, Série Évaluation et capitalisation, French Agency for Development, December 2010, Paris. Evaluation of the cooperation of the European Commission (8th and 9th FED), Belgium, Denmark, France and Luxembourg with Niger under the period 2000-2008.
    Published for the Department of Special Evaluation of the FPS Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Kingdom of Belgium, August 2010, Luxembourg.

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