United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Niamey
Director, ECA, Sub-Regional Office for West Africa , SRO-WA- Office of the Director
Mrs. Ngone DIOP is the Director of ECA Sub-Regional Office for West Africa (SRO-WA), based in Niamey, Niger, covering the 15 West African countries.
Ms. Ngone DIOP is Economist; Policy development Expert; Gender and Economics Expert with over 20 years of experience and track records in results-based policy formulation and advice on poverty reduction, inclusive development, gender equality and the empowerment of women; and demographic dividend.
Prior to her appointment as Director of the ECA SRO-WA, Ms Diop was Chief of the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment at ECA, during which she led the formulation and implementation of innovative tools, policy researches and results-based tailored advisory services to African Member States,
Prior to ECA, she served as The UK Department of International Development Senior Advisor to the Government of Rwanda, after the genocide, during which, she led the conceptualisation and effective implementation of transformative policies and programmes for Rwanda’s socio-economic reconstruction; gender equality and women’s empowerment, which have been recognised by the Government as an enormous contribution to Rwanda’s transformative results, including on gender equality.
While heading the Poverty, Growth and MDGs work at UNDP, New York, Ms. Diop spearheaded innovative policy work on economic growth, development, inequality, as well as the nexus between that trilogy and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with technical support and capacity building components that benefitted 56 countries, the majority of which were African.
Ms Diop served as Regional Technical Advisor of the World Bank Public Finance, Gender Budgeting Outreach Programme for West and Central Africa; Her other major positions include researcher, economic analyst; Lecturer in Economics at the Institute of Economics and Management in Dakar, Senegal. She also served as course director for gender and economics at IDEP.
Her publications include on gender budgeting, public finance in The Commonwealth and IDRC Book “Gender Budgeting Makes more cents” with the Commonwealth; Zed book “Women and Land in Africa Culture; Rights and Realizing Women’s Rights”, with Emory University, USA; Book on Engendering Justice (forthcoming, April 2020), Policy researches on “Inclusive Economic Growth and Development”; on “Measuring the economic cost of Violence against Women” and other development issues; among others.
Mrs Diop was the Vice President of Akina Mama Wa Africa (AWwA), and a Board Member of the Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development. Her professional networks include the Feminist Economist Network; All Women Leagues; Donors Working Group on FGM.
Mrs Diop has a Master Degree in Economics at the University of Aix Marseille 3, France and 3rd Cycle in Economic Research/In-deep Research Studies in Economics, at Aix-Marseille 2 University, France.
Mrs. Diop is from Senegal.