Yacouba DitZonon Kone is a Programme Budget Officer at the Finance & Budget Section, in Division of Administration. His areas of expertise include administration, finance and budgeting. Prior to joining ECA, he worked as a Finance Professional Officer for the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) in Burkina Faso, and as Chief Budget and Performance Reporting Service in Budget and Finances Department of Côte d'Ivoire and Budget Controller for the Ivorian Office of Intellectual Property in Côte d'Ivoire. He is also a Member of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS). Mr. Kone holds a MSc. in Development Evaluation and Management from the Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB) of the University of Antwerp in Belgium, a M.A. in economic policy management from the Université d'Auvergne-Clermont-Ferrand, France and an MBA in Banking and Finance from the African Centre for Advanced Studies in Business Administration (CESAG) in Dakar, Senegal.