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N° 1 et 2, Cité Iba Ndiaye Diadji, Pyrotechni
Rue 10 prolongée près du collège Sacré coeur
12 023 Dakar
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About the CRES 

The Consortium for Economic and Social Research (CRES) is a non-profit organisation created in 2004 by a group of lecturers and researchers of various disciplines from the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar. The mission of CRES is to inform policy makers and promote African expertise through quality research and capacity building in economic and social development. To fulfil its mission, CRES has a critical mass of researchers. Through its research, CRES relies on a privileged partnership with regional institutions, development partners, public administration, Ministries and the private sector and civil society organisations. Research is conducted by multidisciplinary research teams among five departments: Growth and Equity; Economics of Human Resources; Information Economy and Innovation; Globalisation, Regional Integration and Local Development; Rural Sector. To support all these activities, CRES has established an administrative and financial direction and a department of management and communication.

CRES key staff members

Pr Abdoulaye Diagne is professor in Economics, Chief Executive of CRES and leads the Department of Economics of Human Resources. His research interests are public policy, regional integration, Economy for Education and Health. He has directed several research projects and programmes and co-edited several books.    

Dr Fatou Cissé is a teacher, researcher in economics. She works on issues of Liberalisation, Growth, Poverty and Migration dynamics. She specialises in general equilibrium modelling and microsimulation techniques. She coordinated programs and research projects under the Growth and Poverty. She is in charge of the Department of Growth and Equity at CRES. 



Pr Théophile Azomahou works on dynamics of population, social protection and micro-econometric methods of evaluation of development programme. 

Dr François Cabral (PhD in economics), works on issues of trade liberalisation, agricultural agreement, poverty and income inequality. He has developed many models of CGE. He is responsible of the scientific coordination of CRES. 

Dr Suzanne Badji holds a doctorate in economics. She works on Poverty, Gender and Health nutrition of children issues.


CRES has conducted over the past five years many research programmes in the areas of growth, trade liberalisation, and effectiveness of public spending, access to basic social services and dynamics of poverty.

Relevant references

Annabi N., Cisse F., Cockburn J. & Decaluwe B., 2008, «Libéralisation commerciale, croissance et pauvreté au Sénégal : une analyse à l’aide d’un MEGC microsimulé dynamique», Revue Economie et Prévision, Numéro 186, Mai.

Badji M. S., 2008, «Nutritional health of the children in Senegal: A comparative analysis», The Journal of African Development JAFED).

Cabral F. F. J, Cisse F., Diagne A., Boccanfuso D. & Savard L., 2008, « Stratégie de réduction de la pauvreté au Sénégal : une analyse par la modélisation en équilibre général calculable microsimulé », Revue L’Actualité Economique, Vol.83 Numéro.

Cabral F. J., 2010, «Is Senegalese growth strategy pro-poor?», Journal of Economics and International Finance, Vol. 2(8), pp. 144-155, August.

Cisse F., Daffé G. & Diagne A., 2005, « Dépenses Publiques d’Éducation et Équité au Sénégal », Revue d’Economie du développement, Vol. 18 –2004/2.



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