Dr. David B Evans


David B. Evans is a health financing expert working as a consultant to the World Bank. He was until February 2015 Director of the Department of Health Systems Governance and Financing in the Cluster on Health Systems and Services at the World Health Organization. He has a PhD in economics and worked as an academic in Australia and Singapore before joining WHO. His work has covered social and economic aspects of tropical disease control, the assessment of health system performance and the generation, analysis and application of evidence for health policy. His current focus is on supporting countries to develop effective, efficient and equitable health financing systems, and to strengthen leadership and governance within health systems. He was the lead author for the World Health Report 2010 entitled "Health systems financing: the path to universal coverage"


  • External Collaborator, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute; Consultant Lead Economist (Health Financing), World Bank.