Maud Hazan is an economist specializing in project and public policy evaluation, and conducts studies to assess the impact of development actions on beneficiaries.
These impact evaluations concern projects related to urban development, water and sanitation, gender issues and employment. Maud Hazan also helps AFD project managers define their monitoring and evaluation needs, and works to enhance projects’ capacity for evaluation.
An economist by training, Maud Hazan is a graduate of the Paris School of Economics and École Normale Supérieure de Paris-Saclay (sociology and economics dual degree). She has contributed to research on the aspirations, expectations and realities faced by Haitian youth, as part of an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) research program on youth in the Latin America and Caribbean region.
Maud Hazan joined AFD's Evaluations and Learning Division in 2016. She first carried out statistical and geospatial analyses of data from household surveys in order to improve beneficiary targeting, to enhance intervention quality and support ex-post evaluations (carried out after project completion).
She has been overseeing impact evaluations since 2018 and has worked with university researchers to create new partnerships between the spheres of development and academic research.
Publications as an author
- "Aspirations, attentes et réalités de la jeunesse dans un Etat fragile : le cas haïtien", with R. Novella and C. Zanuso, in Les Millennials en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes : travailler ou étudier ?, eds. Inter-American Development Bank, pp. 257-297 (2019)
- "Prices, patents and access to drugs: Views on equity and efficiency in the global pharmaceutical industry", with Q. Cavalan, I. Hu, and R. Zighed, Revue française des affaires sociales n°2018/3 p. 249–268 (2018)