Thierry van Bastelaer is Principal Associate/Economist at Abt Associates in Bethesda, MD, where he provides leadership in addressing a broad set of issues involving livelihoods, health, and protection from financial risk. His work includes identifying regional trends in community-based health financing and other forms of community insurance, and providing innovative solutions to problems of financial risk protection. Thierry is the Facilitator of the Health Working Group at the MicroInsurance Network.
The Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI) promotes programs, policies and practices that make quality health care delivered by private organizations affordable and accessible to the world’s poor. Operated through a global network of partners since 2010, CHMI is managed by the Results for Development Institute. CHMI is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation.