Thomas Roca

Thomas Roca is a researcher and statistician at the French Development Agency (AFD) Research Directorate. Thomas is developing AFD’s research program covering well-being, Human development, alternative welfare indicators & Data for Development. Thomas’ field of work also covers data visualization and programming. Within this research program, partnerships have been built with Data-Pop Alliance, UNDP, the World Bank, UNU-MERIT. In 2015 Thomas was a visiting research fellow at the Human Development Report Office, UNDP (NY). As a statistician, Thomas was in charge of the Institutional Profiles Database 2012 (IPD), a global perception survey, probing institutions and governance quality. Before joining AFD in 2011, Thomas taught Economics in Hungary, Vietnam, and Kurdistan as a lecturer for Université de Picardie. During his PhD, probing governance measurement, Thomas interned twice at UNDP: first in Morocco within the governance program (2006), then in New York at the Human Development Report Office (2010).