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Midori de Habich

Midori de Habich

Organisation: Instituto de Estudios Peruanos

Role: Associated Researcher

Twitter: @MidorideHabich

Midori de Habich is an economist with over 25 years of experience in research, policy design and implementation. As Minister of Health of Peru (July 2012 to November 2014), she led comprehensive health reform in Peru, aimed at achieving universal health coverage.

Midori is currently an associated researcher of the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, a highly respected and influential Peruvian think tank. Co-leader of the Public Policy Dialogue Initiative which has the aim of developing and disseminating Policy Briefs on crucial development issues, such as Health, Education, Water and Sanitation, Climate Change, Decentralization, Employment, among others. She is also a consultant for the World Bank and the International Development Bank regarding health reform.

Between 1995 and 2012, Midori served as Chief-of- Party of several USAID supported health projects in Peru, providing technical assistance for the development of management and financing systems within the Peruvian Health Sector. Prior to these projects, she also served as Chief of the Department of Macroeconomic Indicators and the Department of Social Studies for the Central Reserve Bank of Peru, and served as a technical advisor to the Minister of Health. Midori holds a Masters in Economic Policy and Planning from the Institute of Social Studies-Erasmus University.