On November 6, Professor Segnôn (Sam) Aguey (who also serves as Dean of the ASE Master’s program) from the African School of Economics (ASE) was one of several researchers and policy experts to attend the historic first meeting of the Pan-African Network for economic Analysis of Policies (PANAP). PANAP is a new initiative by the EU Science Hub aimed at increasing cooperation between researchers and policymakers who work to strengthen food security in Africa.
At this historic conference, Professor Aguey presented on tools and methodology for ex ante evaluation and analysis of public policies. Professor Aguey also met with other participants at the conference, representing the UE, UA, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Kenya, Niger, Ethiopia and Rwanda.
The Network will substantially improve the state of the African agricultural and food sectors, advancing both the Zero Hunger target of the EU’s Sustainable Development Goals and the commitment laid out in the Malabo Declaration to end hunger in Africa by 2025. Professor Aguey expressed interest in PANAP’s macro-analytical approach to policy evaluation, and notes the opportunity for ASE to add macro-evaluation to its already well-established micro- and impact-evaluation centers.
Aguey is a lecturer at the African School of Economics who specializes in macroeconomics, financial crises, and developmental economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Quebec at Montreal (Canada) after having completed his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Economics at the University of Sherbrooke (Canada). He is a member of the Canadian Economics Association, the CIRPEE, and the GREDI. Professor Aguey has also previously taught at the College of Charlevoix, the University of Sherbrooke, and the University of Quebec at Montreal.