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THINK TANK

DS Institute is an independent think tank and applied research institute on development and poverty reduction issues.

LABORATORY
SOLUTIONS

DS Institute offers solutions to countries on issues related to sustainable development and inclusive growth.

ASSISTANCE
TECHNICAL

DS Institute provides technical assistance and advisory services to countries on the design, the implementation, and the monitoring/ evaluation of projects and programs.

THINK

TANK

DS Institute is an independent think tank and applied research institute on development and poverty reduction issues.Through applied research, DS Institute offers to its clients operational and technical solutions to development and poverty reduction issues. We also promote collaboration among researchers with shared interests in sustainable development and poverty reduction.

  • Research at DSI
  • Topics
  • Publications

Research

DS Institute is an independent think tank and applied research institute on development and poverty reduction issues.

Through applied research, DS Institute offers to its clients operational and technical solutions to development and poverty reduction issues. We also promote collaboration amongst researchers with shared interests in sustainable development and poverty reduction.

DSInstitute has a network of researchers with long field experience in poverty reduction and sustainable development.

DS Institute offers to its clients appropriate and operational solutions to key development and poverty reduction issues.

Some of our associated researchers include:

  • Dr. Gaston GOHOU, ISE, Economiste Senior
  • Dr. Salmon MARCHAT, Expert en Developpement Social Sénior
  • Dr. Salmon MARCHAT, PhD, Expert en Developpement Social Sénior
  • Dr. Keita MAMA, Senior Economist a l’UNECA

Topics

For 2018, the main areas of research of DS Institute are the following:
  • Gestion de Projet
  • Negotiation Technique
  • Agriculture Modernization
  • Gender and Development

Publications

DS Institute offers decision makers (public, private, bilateral and multilateral) applied research papers on various development and poverty reduction issues with real policy implications. Our research focus is mainly in the following areas: · Development economics · Taxation · Social security · Governance · Project management · Finance · Information technologies
  • Development economics
  • Social Security
  • Governance
  • Finance
  • Information technologies
  • Taxation

SOLUTIONS

LABORATOTY

DS Institute offers solutions to countries on issues related to sustainable development and inclusive growth. These solutions are in the form of white papers or training.
The Solutions Laboratory offers training, tailored specifically to the needs of our clients.
Our goal is to support our clients to address the challenges linked to the improvement of the welfare of their populations and to help public administrations and the private sector to strengthen their efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Project Management
  • RBM and Theory of Change
  • It and Security

Projects management

To support public administrations in meeting the challenges of improving the well-being of their populations, DS Institute offers capacity-building seminars for senior government officials in the following areas:

RBM and Theory of change

The purpose of our theory of change workshops is to familiarize participants with challenges related to change management and behaviour change management, for sustainable development related to development programs/projects. Our training topics are the following: 

IT and Security

Our training on new information technology (IT) aims to familiarize participants with issues related to information security and governance of information technologies.

The training on IT will cover the following topics:

  • IT security: cybercrime and cyber protection
  • Design of security practices and strategies

TECHNICAL

ASSISTANCE

DS Institute provides technical assistance and advisory services to countries on the design, the implementation, and the monitoring/evaluation of projects and programs. Our approach is based on best practices and international standards of Managing for Development Results (MfDR). We also assist private sector firms in optimizing their productivity in terms of financial management and also information technology. Our permanent staff, our network of international experts and our partners around the world allow us to effectively meet countries’ needs. Our technical assistance focuses on key sectors for the development of countries.

  • Development Programs
  • Finance
  • Information Technology

Development Programs

Sound implementation of well-designed public sector projects is instrumental for poverty reduction programs. DS Institute provides technical assistance and advisory services to countries on the design, implementation and monitoring/evaluation of public development projects/programs. Our aim is to assist developing and emerging countries in achieving their Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). For better effectiveness and selectivity, DS Institute focuses its technical assistance in three areas where it has a comparative advantage:

Finance

A sound and well-functioning financial sector is essential for successful implementation and sustainability of public projects and programs. DS Institute offers its technical assistance to strengthen and modernize the practices of financial institutions. Our technical assistance in finance covers the following areas:
  • Financial management
  • Risk management

Financial management

In today’s economic environment, public administrations and private organizations are facing several new challenges including in relation to financial decision making. The complexity of financial markets and the rapid evolution of financial instruments and tools require organizations to regularly update their financial architecture and practices in order to respond effectively to their stakeholders’ needs and to stay at the top. DS Institute offers advisory services in financial management to support organizations in their investment and financing decisions and their day-to-day financial management.

Risk management

The current evolution of financial markets and globalization expose private corporations and public administrations to increasingly complex risks. The management of these inter-related risks requires expertise in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). DS Institute provides innovative and up-to date advisory services on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), which allow its clients to adopt a modern integrated risk management approach. DS Institute is able to assist organisations in the design and implementation of an ERM system or help update existing risk management systems to the required international norms and standards by upgrading their existing risk management framework and designing an effective and independent risk management unit.

Information Technology


With the development of information technology, the implementation and the monitoring & evaluation of project/programs will be better accomplished through a computerization of service delivery. However, this computerization comes with challenges, including technological risks.

In order to mitigate these risks and to set up reliable and robust systems, DS Institute provides advisory services adapted to each client by taking into consideration their specificities.

Thus, we offer services in design and/or integration of data management systems (MDM, TDCI, BI), technological risk management and information security solutions. Our experts will assist you with identifying, controlling, limiting and monitoring the current risks.

Our information technology services and solutions focus on the following three areas:

  • IT Risk Management
  • IT Security
  • IT Design and Integration

IT Risk Management

The use of information technology improves the productivity of organizations but involves certain risks, which are mainly related to the availability, confidentiality and reliability of the information. DS Institute provides advisory services to better mitigate and manage computer and information security risks. This support is done mainly by:

IT Security

The protection of information resources is essential to the good performance of organizations and the achievement of their objectives. In this context, DS Institute offers services and solutions to allow organizations to better protect their information resources.
DS Institute assists organizations in:

IT Design and Integration

The integration of various computing systems of an organization is instrumental for good performance and improvement of productivity, especially in the context of a market which is in continuous technological evolution.
DS Institute offers a complete service to assist in the design and the integration of a system, from the analytical phase to its implementation.