DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS INSTITUTE
Multiple Solutions existe to solve development issues
Development Solution Institute
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:
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.
DS Institute has three main areas of expertise :
- Applied research on development and poverty reduction issues
- research on key development problems
- 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.
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 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.
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.
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
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
Managing Director, DS Institute Myanmar |Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Danielle Ghislaine GOHOU
Representative DS Institute Côte d’Ivoire | Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
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.
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
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.
Representant DS Institute Tunis, Tunisia
Web designer and sharepoint developper
Project manager, environment and climate change expert
Expert in climate change mitigation, wildlife management, sustainable development, biodiversity, environmental awareness, and natural resource management
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.