Edmond Degaiffier is a retired psychotherapist and international economist/project manager. Between 1972 and 1997 he was a staff member of the World Bank where he worked mostly on francophone countries in Africa. Following his retirement, he went back to school and trained to become a psychotherapist. He was in private practice in Washington DC between 1999 and 2015. In his retirement, he continues to be engaged in issues of economic development, healing from trauma and mental health more generally. He is married to Kunthary de Gaiffier and has two children.