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Liesbeth Casier is a Policy Analyst with IISD’s Economic Law and Policy Program. She works with the Public Procurement and Infrastructure Finance team on research and advisory services that involve innovation in public procurement. She also works on IISD’s Sustainable Asset Valuation. Liesbeth has advised governments in Bhutan, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, India, Morocco, Paraguay, Senegal, South Africa and the Netherlands.
Liesbeth also works extensively with the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on policy frameworks and the business case for sustainable infrastructure. She represents IISD at the OECD Working Group on Leading Practitioners on Public Procurement.
Liesbeth previously worked with UN Environment and started her career as consultant in auditing and corporate finance with a family-owned consultancy business in Belgium.
Liesbeth has an academic background in political science and law. She holds a master’s degree in development studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland). She also has master’s degrees in complementary studies in business economics and in political science, both from the University of Ghent (Belgium).
Liesbeth works in Dutch, English, French and Spanish.
- How Can Public Procurement in Canada’s Trade Agreements Contribute to Sustainable Development?Imagine this: A municipality pledges to make all of its buildings carbon-neutral by 2050.To do so, it needs to invest in renovations using the most...
- Canada's International Trade Obligations: Barrier or opportunity for sustainable public procurement?This paper explores the extent to which international trade agreements could pose a barrier to sustainable procurement or, conversely, enable sustainability to take a more prominent role in the procurement process.
- Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) of the Contournement de Rabat (Morocco) IISD has carried out an economic and financial assessment of different risk scenarios of the contournement de Rabat, the bypass road in Morocco. The assessment included the valuation of different externalities related to the road project.
- The Sustainable Asset Valuation of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor in Tanzania (SAGCOT) Initiative: A focus on irrigationThis report discusses the results of the application of the Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) tool to irrigation infrastructure in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor in Tanzania.
- Applying the Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) Tool to the 9.5 GW Offshore Wind Farm, North Sea, The NetherlandsApplied to the 9.5 GW offshore wind farm in the North Sea, the SAVi tool compares the financial attractiveness of the wind farm with other energy technologies under four different scenarios.
- Lack of competition with new GBP 600 million public procurement deal between the U.K. and Amazon may cost taxpayersAn online one-stop shop is a great opportunity for sustainable procurement, but the Yorkshire–Amazon example holds some cautionary notes.
- Moving Towards Sustainable Performance-Based Procurement in the Western CapeRead this report to discover how public procurement is no longer a back-office function anymore, but a crucial pillar for delivering government services, and a strategic one for tackling climate change.
- Low-Carbon Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure: The role of public procurementThis report discusses how to leverage the power of public procurement laws, policies and practices to drive low-carbon innovation in the construction and infrastructure sectors.
- Leveraging the Power of the Public Purse: Using public procurement of low-carbon innovation for sustainable infrastructure recommendations to the European Commission and EU member statesi24c and International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) publish recommendations for the European Commission and member state authorities on how to better leverage the power of the public purse to drive demand of low-carbon innovation in sustainable infrastructure.
- How Green Public Procurement Became a Crucial Pillar for Bhutan’s Sustainable Development StrategyThe Government of Bhutan has embraced the value of green public procurement (GPP) and is setting an example for other countries of how to leverage the power of the public purse to advance sustainable development. IISD led the GPP in Bhutan (GPPB) project and is proud to have contributed to this transformation.
- Response to the United States Trade Representative’s Stated Objectives on NAFTA Negotiations: An environmental perspectiveOn July 17, 2017, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published its Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA renegotiation. Taking a sustainable development perspective, this response examines the USTR objectives and how they directly or indirectly relate to sustainable growth through international trade and investment.
- How to Implement Strategic, Smart, Sustainable Public ProcurementPublic procurement is “not a back-office function anymore, but a crucial pillar for delivering government services, and a strategic one for tackling climate change.”
- IISD Perspectives on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable DevelopmentAs the Sustainable Development Goals were in the final hours of negotiation in 2015, and in the early days of implementation in 2016, IISD experts reflected on the implications for countries, the UN system, and our own programs of work. These articles, first published as a series of blog postings, are the outward expression of that thought process.
- The Role of Public Procurement in Deploying Sustainable InfrastructureThis report discusses how to maximise value-for-money when procuring sustainable infrastructure.
- Handbook for INGP Public Procurers / Manual para Agentes de Compras Públicas de las RICGThis handbook will guide government procurers on the design of procurement policies and preferential purchasing programs that will crowd-in SMEs, minority suppliers and women-owned enterprises.
- Why Infrastructure is Key to the Success of the SDGsInfrastructure is core to our quality a life—a fact that explains the prevalence of infrastructure, both implicitly and explicitly, in the...
- Fossil-Fuel Subsidies and Climate Change: Options for policy-makers within their Intended Nationally Determined ContributionsThis paper reviews international models of fossil-fuel subsidy reform and greenhouse gas emissions to support parties to the United Nations...
- Shining a Light on Fossil Fuel Subsidies at the WTO: How NGOs can contribute to WTO notification and surveillance Fossil fuel subsidies undermine efforts to mitigate climate change and damage the trading system. However, multilateral discussion is hampered by inconsistent definitions and incomplete data.
- WTO Members, Not the Appellate Body, Need to Clarify Boundaries in Renewable Energy SupportWhat constitutes appropriate state measures for incentivizing renewable energy development and deployment?This key question has been posed, not...