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DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS INSTITUTE

Multiple Solutions existe to solve development issues

Development Solution Institute

DS Institute is an independent think tank and applied research institute for sustainable development and economic growth. With 10 years of spreading “a new vision for development”, the new mission of DS Institute is to support countries in “achieving an inclusive and sustainable development for all”. Our approach is centered on three main pillars:

Features

Through these pillars, DS Institute offers to its clients operational tools to achieve an inclusive and sustainable economic development.

DS Institute ensures the sustainability of development projects and programs by incorporating the theory of change (managing for development results) and information systems technologies as supporting tools.

DS Institute is innovating by combining three key fields required for a successful inclusive and sustainable development:

Approach

DS Institute’s approach is based on best international practices and standards for Managing for Development Results (MfDR) and development project management.

DS Institute, thanks to its flexible organizational structure, is able to focus fully on any country’s specific needs and to provide it with all the support required to achieve its development objectives.

DS Institute guarantees that its experts have both comprehensive academic backgrounds and longstanding field experience. Thus, the Institute can ensure a continuous transfer of knowledge to a country’s public and private administrations both at the operational and theoretical levels.

Our Expertise

DS Institute has three main areas of expertise :
  1. Applied research on development and poverty reduction issues
  2. research on key development problems
  3. technical assistance to countries and to the private sector to design and implement development projects and programs
DS Institute implements its expertise by integrating the following three complementary fields: Economic development projects/programs: An effective implementation of well-designed development projects is necessary to achieve successful results in poverty reduction programs. We offer technical assistance for the design, implementation and also the monitoring and evaluation of poverty reduction programs/projects. Managing for development results (theory of change): The theory of change combines a focus on achieving results and managing based on results. We ensure that all of our assistance helps our clients to achieve sustainable changes in behaviour of the population. Information technology: The computerization of service delivery methods and management of public services brings improvement in the efficiency and effectiveness of development programs. We offer technical assistance to support our clients in the design and implementation of secure computerized management systems.

Our Staff

DS Institute has a dynamic, multidisciplinary, and multilingual team of experts and researchers. For each project, the Institute offers to its clients a multidisciplinary team that can be rapidly deployed and operational in the field. Our experts have the aptitude, the teamwork skills, and the capacity to adapt rapidly to various work environments.

Our experts and researchers have at least 10 years of professional experience, working with governments, civil societies, non-governmental organizations (NGO), bilateral (AFD, CIDA, SIDA, KfW,…) and multilateral agencies (World Bank, African Development Bank, UNDP, ACBF, WAEMU,…), and private firms, as well as in academia.

The theoretical and practical knowledge of our experts allows them to address poverty reduction and development issues via a multidimensional approach.

Dr. Gaston GOHOU, ISE

Dr. Gaston GOHOU, ISE

CEO, Founder

Dr. Gaston GOHOU holds a PhD in Economics and a Master’s in International Economics and Econometrics from the University of Maryland at College Park, USA. He also holds a Master’s in Applied Mathematics from the University of Abidjan and a Master’s in Statistics and Applied Economics (ISE) from ENSEA of Abidjan in Cote d’Ivoire.

Aimee Usanase

Aimee Usanase

Director of Operations and Managing Director of DS Institute Rwanda

Mrs. Aimée USANASE, LLM is the Director of Operations and Managing Director of DS Institute Rwanda. She is a senior legal, social and gender expert with more than 15 years of experience. She held various positions in different public and private institutions and at DS Institute before joining DS Institute.

Adama Konseiga

Adama Konseiga

Benin, Operation Manager, Project Manager

Dr. Konseiga did his PhD research at ZEF from August 2000 to March 2004. His degree was in Development Economics and his research was done in the framework of a unique cooperation ZEF and the Center for International Development Studies and Research (CERDI) in Clermont Ferrand (France).

M. William Pardy

M. William Pardy

Community Development Expert | Project Manager

Mr. William Pardy is a Senior Economist and a Community Development Expert. He has more than 35 years of professional experience.

M. Kyaw Thein Min, MBA

M. Kyaw Thein Min, MBA

Managing Director, DS Institute Myanmar |Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Danielle Ghislaine GOHOU

Danielle Ghislaine GOHOU

Representative DS Institute Côte d’Ivoire | Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Salmon Marchat, Phd

Salmon Marchat, Phd

Expert en développement communautaire | Chef de projet

Dr. Salmon MARCHAT is a Senior social development and gender expert with more than 25 years of experience. She holds a PhD in Sociology. She is an expert in sociology and economic development with excellent analytical skills with minorities/vulnerable groups, and strong organizational qualities including expertise in developing public outreach initiatives and strong advocacy networks.

Laval Tremblay

Laval Tremblay

Senior Agro Economist Expert

Laval Tremblay is a Senior Agro Economist Expert with more than 35 years of experience in agribusiness project management, agricultural economics analysis and value chain development. He is a special partner of DS Institute. He has worked for governments and international organisations in more than 30 countries in Africa. He holds a Master’s in Agricultural Economics.

Charles OGUIE, Phd

Charles OGUIE, Phd

Senior Economist

Prof Charles OGUIE holds a PhD in Economics with more than 35 years of experience in international development. He is a professor emeritus of economics at San Francisco University and a special partner at DS Institute. His expertise includes poverty reduction, development program design, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity building.

Oueslati Hamza

Oueslati Hamza

Representant DS Institute Tunis, Tunisia

Web designer and sharepoint developper

Ira SARI

Ira SARI

Project manager, environment and climate change expert

Expert in climate change mitigation, wildlife management, sustainable development, biodiversity, environmental awareness, and natural resource management

Putri Kusumastuti

Putri Kusumastuti

Project manager, social and political science expert

Project Manager with more than 10 years’ experience performing multi-function management for various projects. Effectively lead project research and management.

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