Hervé Nicolle is the Co-Director and Co-Founder of Samuel Hall. Since 2009, he has led the economic unit at Samuel Hall focusing both on micro-economic research centered on livelihoods and employment in urban and rural settings, with a focus on men, women and youth; and on macro-economic research feeding into National Labor Policies and National Labor Migration Policies, for a variety of actors in Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, India, Tajikistan), and since 2013 in East Africa (Yemen, Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda). Prior to founding Samuel Hall, Hervé worked as a socio-economic advisor in the strategy unit of the European energy utility company GDF-Suez, and prior to that as the speechwriter to the Chairman and CEO. Hervé holds an MBA from Cornell University, and three Masters degrees in Economics, Literature, and Philosophy from the Sorbonne. Hervé is a graduate of the French Ecole Normale Supérieure. He teaches philosophy and economics to university students in France, and at the Alliance Française in Nairobi.
RESEARCH & ONGOING WORK
IOM: Labour Market Analysis to support the sustainable socio-economic reintegration of vulnerable persons and returnees in Northeast Nigeria
ILO: Rapid Integrated Labour Market Assessment in Jigjiga, Somali Regional State
MIGNEX: Aligning Migration Management and the Migration–Development Nexus: A five-year research project (2018–2023) with the ambition of creating new knowledge on migration, development, and policy.
UNICEF Bangladesh: Addressing Gender-based Violence and Economic Flows in the Rohingya Refugee Response