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Principal Associate, International Development

Yann Derriennic has more than 20 years of experience in health finance, strategic planning, sector-wide approaches (SWAps), program and project implementation, and evaluations. He has in-depth knowledge of health system functioning and reforms and has worked on and in SWAps. He served as a health finance adviser to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in Bangladesh and co-facilitated the development and implementation of the health care financing strategy. He is working on several initiatives in support of universal health care in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.

Derriennic has participated in a health sector assessment for the Government of Senegal and assisted the Government of Mali in the evaluation of its SWAp and in an analysis of health expenditure data from the Demographic and Health Survey. In Mali he also led a study on the impact of free under-five services and drugs on health system sustainability, and he participated in a study on the quality of malaria treatment.

In addition, he has worked in Benin, providing institution-strengthening support to the National HIV/AIDS Commission, and he completed a study on indigent care and community-based health financing organizations. As health financing team lead in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he led the first National Health Accounts, a review of Performance Based Financing (PBF) initiatives and assisted in the design of a nationwide government PBF scheme and a PMTCT-focused PBF model.

An expert on malaria financing, Derriennic was co-chair of the Roll Back Malaria Resources Working Group and developed ACT costing methods. He recently contributed to a study on the quality of malaria treatment in Mali.  

Derriennic, currently based in Vienna, joined Abt Associates in 1998 as a deputy chief of party and health reforms advisor for the Zambia Integrated Health Program (ZIHP). In this position, he worked with the Central Board of Health and district health management teams in the development of a user-fee system. He also participated in the management of the Zambian SWAp mechanisms and was a member of the National Malaria Working Group. As deputy chief of party, he was an integral part of the ZIHP integrated management team and worked on the joint workplan and integration mechanisms.

While at Abt, Derriennic has undertaken outside consultancies for the World Bank in the areas of health financing strategy development, financing frameworks for SWAps, and HIV and AIDS strategic plans.

Prior to joining Abt, he worked as an independent consultant in the field of health finance and management. He worked on such diverse activities as assessing private-sector health investments opportunities for the International Financing Corporation in Macedonia, appraising the Zambian and Rwandan social marketing programs, and advancing the strategic management capacity of private pharmaceutical companies in Kazakhstan. Other clients have included the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, and United Nations Development Programme.


  • Health systems and financing
  • Strategic planning
  • SWAps
  • Malaria, HIV/AIDS
  • Project implementation and evaluations
  • Languages: English (fluent) and French (fluent)

Key Projects

  • Zambia Integrated Health Program (ZIHP)
  • Health Financing and Governance project (HFG) in Haiti, Bangladesh, Benin, USAID
  • Assistance Technique Nationale (ATN) and ATNplus, Mali, USAID
  • President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, USAID


  • With Comfort Alison, Allen Craig, Rose Gabert, Petan Hamazakaza, Sonali Korde, Sungano Mharakurwa, Steve Musau, Nancy Nachbar, Kathryn Stillman, Phil Thuma, Janneke van Dijk, Khozya Zyambo, Nancy Zyongwe. September 2012. Malaria control and its relationship with resource use and costs incurred at the facility-level in Zambia. Bethesda, MD: Health Systems 20/20 project, Abt Associates Inc.
  • With Bara Berthé, Issa, Fomba Gomba, Samba Diarra, Boubacar Guindo, Haguiratou Ouédraogo, Alpha Guitéyé. Janvier 2012. Etude sur l’effet de l’introduction d’une prise en charge financière des enfants de moins de cinq ans dans les formations sanitaires publiques et privées au Mali. Bethesda, MD: Health Systems 20/20, Abt Associates Inc.
  • With Marianne El-Khoury, Anne Brandjord, and Hong Wang. September 2011. The Financial Impact of Removing Malaria User Fees for Children under Five in Mali. Bethesda, MD: Health Systems 20/20, Abt Associates Inc.
  • With Bertone, Maria Paola, Anatole Mangala, and Dieudonné Kwété, March 2011. Review of Results-Based Financing Experiences in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Bethesda, MD: Health Systems 20/20 project, Abt Associates Inc. Available in French.
  • With Riley, Pamela, and David McGuire. November 2009. What Role Can the Private Sector Play in Scaling Up and Sustaining Integrated Malaria Control Programs? Bethesda, MD: Private Sector Partnerships-One Project, Abt Associates Inc.
  • With Cheick H.T. Simpara, Dr. Mamadou Diop and Dr. Sulaiman Mariko, Décembre 2007, Maladie, Dépenses de Santé et Sources de Financement, Chapitre 19 de l’Enquête Démographique et de Santé du Mali 2006, Cellule de Planification et de Statistique Ministère de la Santé Direction Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Informatique du Ministère de l’Économie, de l’Industrie et du Commerce, Bamako, Mali, Macro International Inc. Calverton, Maryland.
  • With Natasha His and Katherine Wolf, November 2005, Modeling Financing Requirements of Artemisinin-Based Combination Therapies of Anti-malarial Drug Treatments in Sub-Saharan African Countries, Bethesda Maryland: The Partners for Health Reformplus Project, Abt Associates.
  • With Paul Kiwanuka-Mukiibi and Gloria Karungi, June 2005, The Good Practice Model: Community Participation in Luweero District, Uganda, Bethesda Maryland: The Partners for Health Reformplus Project, Abt Associates.