Jean-Eric AUBER is a senior expert, with over 40 year experience in international organizations advising governments in innovation strategies and related policies (research, technology, education, industry, etc.). Interventions in more than 50 countries of all development

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levels for policy advice, evaluation, coaching, training, design and delivery of awareness raising events for policy making communities. Specialized in rapid diagnosis, societal analysis and policy dialogues. Foresight and future studies specialist. Chairman of the French National Foresight Society (Société Française de Prospective) (2018), Vice Chairman of Foundation 2100.

Président, Université internationale de la mer, Cagnes sur mer, France


Master in Economics — Paris I University, 1971
Engineer in Economics of R&D — Institut des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires, 1972
Ph.D in Applied Mathematics (Operational Research) – Paris VI University, 1974

Summary of Professional Experience

Senior consultancy for international organizations (2009-2018),including :

UNCTAD: Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Reviews
OECD Development Center – Foresight studies
World Bank, Country and regional policy reviews
Center for Mediterranean Integration: Senior advisor and analyst
WISE (World Innovation Summit on Education): Haiti education program
Union for the Mediterranean: institutional analysis and program evaluation
African Capacity Building Foundation: institutional analysis and reform

World BankLead Specialist[2000-2009 — Washington, Paris]

 Head of the Knowledge for Development program, World Bank Institute

Management of the World Bank center in Marseille
Management of the Paris office of the World Bank Institute
Cross-support to other World Bank Departments

OECD – Principal Administrator in the Science, Technology and Industry Directorate [1973-2000, Paris]

Lead of Flagship Publications (Outlooks) and National S&T Policy Reviews
Management of an inter-government group on science systems
Lead of cross-country studies
Initiation and management of OECD work on social sciences
Lead of technical assistance programs and technology audits in transition economies
Assistance for an in-depth review of the OECD committee system.


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