Daouda Sembene

Daouda Sembene is Executive Director at the IMF. He was formerly an Adviser to Senegal’s Minister of Economy, Finance, and Planning. He also previously assumed various positions at the IMF in the Executive Board, the Independent Evaluation Office, and the Research Department. He also worked as a Consultant at the World Bank, as part of a team of lecturers in macroeconomic management. Dr. Sembene holds a PhD in development economics from American University.

Content by Daouda Sembene
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    Economic emergence is the new target for African countries, but how can it be achieved?

    As African countries work towards the goal of achieving economic emergence, Daouda Sembene points out that the key challenge is developing a concrete action plan to shape reform. While embracing the new Sustainable Development Goals last September in New York, a number of sub-Saharan African leaders were reminded of the painful reality that only their region failed to meet...

    15 Mar 2016 | Daouda Sembene

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    Disabling the drivers of unequal growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Fast growth and increasing levels of inequality have come to characterise many of Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic success stories. Understanding the drivers of unequal growth will require looking beyond the narrative of a ‘resource curse’ and exploring macro-economic factors that may also be inhibiting effectiveness of antipoverty programming. In this blog, Dr Daouda...

    22 Jul 2015 | Daouda Sembene