Seydina Ousmane Sene is the senior economist at IPAR. At IPAR he is the lead researcher and project manager of a multi years project funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on water hygiene and sanitation (WASH) in Senegal and West Africa. At IPAR, Seydina is the lead researcher and coordinator of a project focusing on the development of Agricultural database for food security, and agricultural policies in Senegal funded by HEWLETT in partnership with government agencies in Senegal and around the World. Seydina serves as a technical advisor on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) working in collaboration with the office of general direction for long term economic planning and policy (DGPPE) of Senegal. In the framework of no one left behind, Seydina works on open data algorithm promoting the use of private and disaggregated data tracking SDGs goals and targets in Senegal in collaboration with UNICEF. Seydina is also involve on impact evaluation on weather insurance index and farmer investment behavior project in collaboration with 3ie.
Seydina has distinctive skills in Statistics & Econometrics and provide training and practical solutions for capacity building. Seydina hold a Ph.D. in applied Economics, a Masters of Finance and Investment, a Master in Applied Econometrics from Louisiana State University. Seydina is author of scientific articles in academic journals and his research interest focuses on Econometrics, Causal Inference and, Impact Evaluation program and project, Incomplete Markets, Fiscal and Monetary Policy, International Trade, Food Security and Nutrition, Labor Market dynamics, and Development Finance looking at the application of blended finance instrument and SGDs in LDCs countries.