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.
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.
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.
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: