A partnership with academia

Building knowledge for trade and development

SENEGAL - Cheikh Anta Diop University

Members: 27 members
Coordinator: Ahmadou Aly MBAYE
Member type: Core University Members
Member since: 01/02/2008


Cheikh Anta Diop University - Faculty of Social Sciences and Management, Dakar
Centre for Applied Economic Research
Km1, Avenue Cheikh Anta Diop
Dakar BP 16 996

Phone: 221-824 78 61
Fax: 221-825 19 79
Website: http://www.ucad.sn

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
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.