Pan-African Institute on Economic and Financial Governance (IPAGEF) 2018-07-08T20:31:38+00:00

Pan-African Institute on Economic and Financial Governance (IPAGEF)

The idea of the creation of the Pan-African Institute on Economic and Financial Governance (IPAGEF is its French acronym for “Institut panafricain de la gouvernance économique et financière”) goes back to 2012 with several initiatives from Prof. Charles Moumouni and Prof. Issouf Soumaré of Université Laval (Canada), in partnership with institutions in Côte d’Ivoire and elsewhere in Africa.

The Pan-African Institute on Economic and Financial Governance (IPAGEF) was launched in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on 25 July 2017. IPAGEF is a partnership between Université Laval (Quebec, Canada), Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (Côte d’Ivoire), École Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et d’Économie Appliquée(ENSEA) of Abidjan, the Institut des Relations Internationales et des Études Stratégiques(IRIES) of Bénin, the Bourse régionale des valeurs mobilières(BRVM) of UEMOA and the Institut National des Administrateursof Côte d’Ivoire (INAD-CI), under the leadership of Prof. Charles Moumouni (CEO-IRIES) and Prof. Issouf Soumaré of Université Laval.

Vision

IPAGEF’s visionis to become the principal centre of excellence and the main reference in economic and financial governance in Africa. It positions itself as the vanguard network of emerging Africa.

Mission

IPAGEF’s missionis to deepen understanding of best practices and to contribute to the harmonization and standardization of good practices in economic and financial governance among African states in general, and in francophone Africa in particular, in order to improve their ranking in international governance.

Objectives

The objectivesof IPAGEF are to pool training programs, share knowledge in economic and financial governance and involving stakeholders synergistically, in order to provide answers to the immense human capital and knowledge gaps in African countries. More specifically, it aims to:

01

Build capacity of the different stakeholders (public, private and civil society) and train African specialists in the field of economic and financial governance.

02

Support in the design of well-defined training programs on economic and financial governance as a distinct disciplinary field of specialization for master’s and PhD students.

03

Organize exchange forums (workshops, seminars, conferences, etc.) to discuss topics related to economic and financial governance in Africa.

04

Share best practices and support African stakeholders on issues related to economic and financial governance.

05

Produce high quality scientific, technical and strategic reports on economic and financial governance for African countries.

06

Become a think tank and a vanguard network for emerging Africa, and in that sense, be a lobbyist and influence public policies and practices in economic and financial governance, through proper institutional and strategic communication.

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