Abdoulaye Diagne is a professor with tenure at the Faculty of Economics and Management of the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar (UCAD) and Director of the Consortium for Social and Economic Research (CRES) in Dakar. He is chairman of the section of the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) for Africa.
Abdoulaye Diagne is also a consultant to the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) and the Community Development Program. In Senegal, he is very active in the developing of economic and social policies, particularly in the areas of education and agriculture.
Founder of the Association for the Development of Gandiolais and Touba (ADGT),he is heavily involved in local development in rural Ndiébène community where he originates, located in the north of Senegal, near the city of St. Louis.
From 1992 to 1994, he was Head of the Department of Economics at the UCAD and Director of the Center for Applied Economic Research (CREA) from 1994 to 2004.
His work focused on policy development with particular emphasis on those relating to economic reforms, education, poverty, regional integration and new information technologies and communication.
Their main characteristic is to rely largely on primary data collected through research programs that he directed, and cover macroeconomic, sectorial, as well as microeconomic dimensions of these policies. He is well known for his work on education, economic growth. He wrote many books and over two dozen articles.
Associate university professor and Professor with tenure, Abdoulaye Diagne obtained his Master’s degree in economics at UCAD, his PhD at the University of Orleans in France where he began his career as a teacher and researcher.