About the university: Cheikh Anta Diop University aims at adapting academic knowledge relevant to local needs and in particular to enterprises. It promotes dialog and cooperation between academic institutions, the public and the private sectors. The Centre of Applied Economic Research takes on consultancy assignments for specific projects such as projects from the World Bank and also works for the Office of the President on NEPAD. It is also of the African Economic Research Consortium and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa. Members of: PEP, MIMAP network, CIEREA, PTCI.
Areas of expertise: Market access; Investment; Competitiveness and industrial analysis; Informal sector in Senegal and in WAEMU countries; Governance and institutional development; Education - CREA has been advising the ministry of education for about a decade now, on designing and implementing the Programme decennal de l'education et de la formation (PDEF); Poverty analysis - CREA is one of the research centres in the sub region with a MIMAP program. MIMAP (Micro Impacts of Macro Policies) is a program sponsored by IDRC, on poverty. Our program involves researchers from the university as well as high ranked civil servants. Besides, CREA is a Member of PEP (Poverty and Economic Policy), which is a network of researchers on poverty involving people from developing countries. Furthermore, CREA was at the core of Senegal's PRSP preparation and is now assisting the government in implementing it.
Courses offered: Undergraduate degrees in Economics and Management
Professional Masters in: International Trade Negotiations (in collaboration with the faculty of Law and political sciences) - under development Management, with specialization in international trade Auditing Management of human resources Financial management Economic regulation Statistical and Econometrical Methods Finance and Banking Economic Policies and Project Analysis
Research Masters - Dakar is hosting one of the 5 campuses of the Programme de Troisieme Cycle Interuniversitaire en Economie (PTCI). This is a program common to 17 sub-saharan African countries. The specializations in this master include: environmental economics, the economics of human resources, public policies, industrial economics, macroeconomics etc. This program is sponsored by a panel of donors.
PhDs - The PhD program is implemented through PTCI. Doctorate candidates come from various countries of the sub region. It is mainly sponsored by the French government.