Senior Research Economist - African Development Bank Group
Thierry Kangoye is a national from Burkina Faso and is currently a senior research economist with the Macroeconomic Policy, Forecasting and Research Department of the African Development Bank group. His main duties and responsibilities involve knowledge generation and mainstreaming of financial inclusion in the Bank’s private sector operations, as well as advising operations on the design of financial inclusion products in order to maximize the quality-at-entry of these projects. He is part of the Bank’s core team is charge of assessing and measuring the ex-ante development impact of its financial sector operations in the Africa region and also providing guidance to the operational departments on how to improve their design and their inclusiveness. He also conducts policy-oriented research mainly in the areas of financial inclusion, financial sector development, gender and entrepreneurship, small and medium enterprises development and access to finance.
Prior to joining the Bank, he served as a research fellow at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Ethiopia, working on issues related to development finance, private investments and banking, private sector development capacity building initiatives. Prior to that, he worked as an economist with the Chief Economist Office of the World Bank’s Africa Region on issues related to private sector development and development finance. He graduated from the Clermont School of Economics at the University of Auvergne and received a PhD in development economics.