Robert Kolesar

Asesor de Financiamiento de Salud

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Sobre nosotros

I specialize in applied health economic analysis and health financing to maximize the effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of scarce public health resources and improve access to care.  I am highly motivated to pursue a PhD in Applied Economics at the University of Antwerp.  


I believe this course of study will enable me to further my skills and effectiveness in applying quantitative research methods to inform and advance social health protection policy development and the expansion of universal health coverage in Cambodia.   I have over 20 years of demonstrated results in public health analysis, health economics, strategy and policy development, monitoring, evaluation, and applied research.


Experiencia de Trabajo

January 2018 - present    

The Palladium Group/Health Policy Plus, Cambodia

Senior Health Financing Advisor to the General Secretariat for the National Social Protection Council, Ministry of Economy and Finance

  • Develop the national Social Protection M&E logical framework, indictor guide and operational manual, draft corresponding regulation, provide training and coaching to the national M&E team to develop and implement data collection among 11 line-Ministries, dashboards, and reporting system. 

  • Provide ongoing technical assistance to expand social health protection relating to coverage expansion, service quality improvement, and institutional strengthening; completed multiple quantitative analyses to support an evidence to action process for policy development.

  • Side-by-side comparative analysis of Cambodia’s social health protection schemes.

  • Costing of health insurance premium collection among the informal sector.

  • Population Size Estimates, poverty profile and capacity to pay assessment.

  • Econometric analysis of rural care-seeking and out-of-pocket expenditure.

  • Population coverage expansion cost and coverage modeling.

June 2016 - October 2017

Right to Care/EQUIP, Haiti

Health Economist

  • Costing of decentralized drug distribution, multi-month scripting, and viral load monitoring.

  • Differentiated models of care costing and modeling.

  • Financial gap, cost-driver and trend analyses.

  • Results-based performance benchmarking for 31 PEPFAR countries using data envelopment analysis (DEA).

  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) impact and cost modeling using Spectrum

June - September 2017

Social Impact/Liberia Strategic Analysis, Liberia

Health Economist

  • Cost-benefit Analysis (CBA) of nine intervention scenarios using a mixed-method approach including statistical and computational modeling as well as Willingness-to-Pay (WTP) methods.

  • Statistical analyses of increased health service care-seeking in intervention areas using District Health Information System (DHIS-2) data.

Meritorious Honor Award 

 for outstanding contribution to the technical, management and program design in the USAID/Madagascar Health, Population, and Nutrition Office over the past year


Antananarivo, Madagascar

June, 2013