Period: From October 2010

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Manager West and Central Africa Office (WCAO)

Institution: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Senegal

Tasks: Coordinating the network component of the African Growth and Development Policy (AGRODEP) Modeling Consortium; contributing to coordinate the WCA Office’s research, capacity strengthening, and communication activities; undertaking research on issues of energy and climate shocks and policies; undertaking research and contributing to strengthen individual and institutional capacities on economic forecasting, macro-micro modeling for medium and long term strategic planning.


Period: 2003-10

Title: Research Professional

Institution: Université Laval, Canada

Tasks: Developed tools and strengthened capacities in developing countries (Africa, Asia, and Latin America) on issues related to macroeconomic policies and shocks for poverty reduction; provided supports to researchers on building up Social Accounting Matrices, Computable General Equilibrium models, and survey-based micro-simulation techniques. Acted as director of African Office of the Poverty and Economic Policy Network in Dakar (Senegal) over the period 2005-07 and assisted in the overall management of the network and the establishment and expansion of the Office’s activities.


Period: September 2010

Title: Consultant

Institution: World Bank

Tasks: Contribution to the review of the National Agriculture Investment Plan in Guinea.


Period:  2009-10

Title: Consultant

Institution: Fiscal and Financial Commission (FFC), South Africa

Tasks: Quantifying the efficiency and equity effects of intergovernmental fiscal transfers in South Africa, i.e. the established arrangements for national government payments to the provincial and local governments; empirical assessment of fiscal policy instruments, such as conditional grants, equitable share transfers, and taxes with a focus on equity and efficiency using a multiple regions CGE model; the simulation results will inform on the most efficient and equitable intergovernmental transfer formula for South Africa.


Institution: UNICEF - West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO)

Period: From May to December 2009

Activities: Contributing to provide projections on the vulnerability of selected West and Central African countries at the macro level and with respect to multi-dimensional child poverty, as a result of the shocks resulting from the global economic crisis; simulating the effectiveness, cost and affordability of relevant policy options to safeguard children from these shocks; ex ante simulation of the effects of the crisis and of policy options at macro and micro levels in three countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Ghana.


Institution: Agriculture Ministry of Guinea and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) – Dakar, Senegal

Period: From May to November 2009

Activities: Stocktaking and review of existing strategies, plans, and resources allocation in the agricultural and rural sector; analyze the role of agriculture in growth and poverty reduction and alignment of long term agricultural development efforts in the country with the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Policy (CAADP) and ECOWAS Agriculture Policy frameworks (ECOWAP); formulation of policy and investment strategy options for sustained agricultural growth, poverty reduction, and food and nutrition security.


Institution: World Bank

Period: From May to June 2009

Activities: Elaborating an analytical document on the construction and the use of Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for shocks and economic policies impacts assessment.


Institution: Fiscal and Financial Commission (FFC), South Africa

Period: July 2007 – July 2008

Activities: Developed an energy augmented Social Accounting Matrix of South Africa; the energy SAM is linked to micro-simulation techniques to actual households from the Income and Expenditure survey from Statistics South Africa; constructed an-energy focused model extended to include a poverty module; compare the policy tests under likely policy response scenarios to the energy shock and proposed sustainable pro-poor policy strategies; results are used to draft a set of recommendations that inform the FFC Commission’s submission on the fiscal interventions in the economy as a response to high oil prices as well as a basis for a comprehensive response to proposals on oil windfall profit taxation and energy policy in general.


Institution: Oxford Policy Management (United Kingdom)

Period: August and September 2008

Activities: Contribute to the production of a comprehensive Economic and Socio-Economic Impact analysis of the Guinea Aluminum project carried out by Oxford Policy Management on behalf of GAC; make use of a Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Guinea and the associated Computable General Equilibrium Model (CGE) help clarify the size of the likely multiplier effects of the Construction and Operating expenditures on the project, the likely magnitudes of the indirect effects of the spending of the project generated by project taxes and other revenues paid to government, and the likely relative price changes that could create an overvaluation of the real exchange rate.


Institution: World Bank (USA)

Period: From Mars 2007 to June 2008

Activities: Contributing to Senegal’s case study in understanding medium- to long-run impact of trade liberalization on gender, and poverty in selected Developing countries (Ghana, Honduras, Senegal and Uganda). Providing the research team with all the necessary data (Social Accounting Matrix) for the envisaged macro analyses; elaborating the micro-econometric and poverty analysis as well as identifying the relevant trade policy questions; discussing the project’s research agenda, progress and results with the relevant participants in the national debate (academics and policy makers).


Institution: United Nation Economic Commission for Africa (Addis Ababa)

Period: From April 2005 to December 2006

Activities: Assistance to the Africa Centre for Gender and Development (ACGD) in implementing the recommendations of an Expert Group Meeting in May 2003 in developing a micro-simulation gender-aware CGE model for South Africa. We are developing a macroeconomic framework that integrates real households from a representative national survey and both market and non-market activities to evaluate impacts of policy reforms on poverty reduction and, on the well-being of men and women in Africa.


Institution: World Bank (USA)

Period: From October 2003 to June 2005

Activities: Working with local research teams in Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, and Senegal in using CGE-based simulations with “real” households, from a national representative household survey, for assessing the relationship between trade and poverty in these countries. We are preparing a number of simulations suggesting what the likely impact on poverty of past liberalization may have been, and assessing the impact of terminating all tariffs, or reducing tariff rates further.


Institution: United Nation Economic Commission for Africa (Addis Ababa)

Period: From April to September 2004

Activities: Assistance to the Africa Centre for Gender and Development (ACGD) in implementing the recommendations of an Expert Group Meeting in May 2003 in developing a gender-aware CGE model in initially one country. We developed a macroeconomic framework that integrates both market and non-market activities, as well as male and female work to evaluate impacts of policy reforms on poverty reduction and, on the well-being of men and women in Africa, with a pilot study applied to South Africa