Dr Sonila Tomini’s principal areas of expertise relate to public health and social protection financing mechanisms, techniques in policy evaluation, as well as indicators of poverty and vulnerability. She has advised international organisations like the World Bank, UNICEF, the World Health Organisation and the UK’s Department for International Development on a variety of issues, including social policy programmes targeted at poor and vulnerable children in Kazakhstan and the Pacific Islands. She has conducted evaluation studies for emergency and humanitarian interventions, for example looking at humanitarian assistance through mobile cash transfers in Zimbabwe.
Sonila is a research fellow at the United Nations University-Merit and the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. She is also a scientific collaborator at the Department of Economics of the University of Liège in Belgium and has previously worked for the Department for Health Services Research at Maastricht University. She holds a PhD in health economics and public policy analysis from Maastricht University. She has published a number of articles in health care and long-term care in Europe in international peer-reviewed journals.