Mariame Wattara



Academic Background

2017 - Present

PhD student in Health Economics and International Development


CLERSE (Lille Center for Sociological and Economic Studies and Research), University of Lille, France.

Thesis : Maternal mortality and institutional complementarities : A systemic analysis of socio-economic determinants of access to maternal health care in Côte d’Ivoire.


2015 - 2016

Master in Health Economics (with Distinction)

CERDI (Center for Studies and Research on International Development) - Université d’Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France


  • Master's degree in Health Economics and International Development
  • 2 dissertations

                   maternal mortality analysis

                   determinants of access to maternal health in Côte d'Ivoire


2014 - 2015

Master in Applied Economics, NPTCI (New Inter-University Postgraduate Program) - University of Félix Houphouët Boigny Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire and (Université of Abomey-Calavi, Bénin).

A program of the Conference of Educational, Economic and Management Research Institutions in Africa (CIEREA)


2012 - 2013

Master’s degree in Economic Science (with Honors) - Félix Houphouët Boigny university (UFHB) - Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Professional Experience

Nov 2020 - August 2021

Short Term Consultant, World Bank Group, Côte d’Ivoire

  •     Programmatic Advisory Services & Analysis

-          Support the activities related to the SDI (Service Delivery Indicators) survey for Preparation, Task Force coordination, Technical analysis in the pASA of Health (Pillar 1);

-          Support the activities related to improving health efficiency in the pASA       (Pillar 2);

-     Lead on behalf of the World Bank the activities of the health financing Technical Working Group (composed of Development Partners/ Task Force) (Pillar 2) (efficiency, Domestic Resource Mobilization, Development Partners Task Force coordination, Program Budget);

-       Support activities related to the Private Sector Engagement by facilitating the coordination with the SDI survey (Pillars 1 and 3);

-       Support the activities related to the National Health Financing Coordination Platform (Plateforme Nationale de Coordination du Financement de la Santé, PNCFS) and scale-up of strategic purchasing in the pASA (Pillar 4);

  • ·         SPARK-Heatlth Project

-      Participation in the Technical analysis to scale-up the Performance-Based Financing in the SPARK-health project

-        Support the harmonization and integration process of three health financing mechanisms in Côte d’Ivoire (PBF/RBF, UHC, free targeted health care).

  • ·       Covid-19 Additional Financing Project

-          Support activities related to the control of Covid-19 in Côte d’Ivoire (Drafting of the Additional Financing Project, Participation in the preparation of the Covid-19 additional financing project, Social and Community Mobilization)

  • ·         Joint Learning Agenda

                 - ¨Participation in the capacity strenghtening and accountability in health financing and governance of Civil Society Organizanitions.


2016 -  2017

Intern - African Development Bank (3 months)

  • Health security in Africa
  • Determinants of access to health care in developing countries
  • Value for Money in social sectors (Health and Education)

 2013 - 2014

Sales representative - Accent Language Institute (GMAT, GRE, SAT, etc), Ghana

Organize and contribute to the establishment of the company in Côte d'Ivoire


2012 - 2013

Project Volunteer - LEAF-INOVIS (Entrpreneurship - Leadership - Incubator), Côte d'Ivoire (13 months)

  • Work as part of the team in charge of building the business and management strategies
  • Training sessions organization
  • Reporting activities for business owners

 2011 - 2012

Sales person - Translation Service Pro (TSP), Abidjan (7 months)

Prospecting tactis by defining clear sales process and organizations