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 levels

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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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