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United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Yaoundé
Statistician-Economist, SRO-CA- Economic Diversification Policy and Reforms Section
Issoufou Seidou Sanda has a Master of Science in Development Management, option Technology Management, a combined master in economics and statistics (statisticien-économiste), and is currently enrolled at NorthCentral University to complete a Phd in Technology management, option Data science. He has more than fifteen years of experience at the United Nations and a range of industry certifications including Microsoft Certified Programmer, Microsoft Certified Database Manager, Certified Blockchain Developer, Certified Ethereum Developer, Certified Cryptocurrencies Expert, Prince2 Practitioner, etc. and has completed advanced training trainings in database technology, data integration, quantitative modeling, big data integration, quantitative research design, monitoring and evaluation with reputed educational institutions. He has an extensive work experience in economics and statistics acquired in the Central Bank of West African States, the Statistics Division of United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the Quality Assurance and Information Management Unit of Department of Field Support, United Nations Secretariat , the African Centre for Statistics of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the Sub-Regional Office for Central Africa of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. He has supported various high level projects such as the Human Resources Action Plan of the Department of Field Support, the Global Strategy for Improving Agricultural and Rural statistics, Production of Environmental Statistics and Natural Capital Accounts in African countries, structural transformation analysis for Central Africa economies, macroeconomic modeling for supporting the central Africa Regional Programme for Industrialization and Development, the African Regional Integration Index, the economic study of Ebola impact in Africa, models about the economic impact of COVID-19 in African countries, the revised Strategy for the Harmonization of Statistics in Africa, the development of various dashboards about economic development and structural transformation in central Africa, etc. His current interest areas are statistical development, trade in value added and value chains, data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning and their applications in economics, blockchain technology and innovative finance and their application in development, natural capital accounting, and the interface between technology and development management.
Areas of Expertise
Computational Economics, Computational Mathematics, Computer Science And Technology, Data And Information Analysis And Mining, Data Integration, Data Management, Data Mining, Development, Development Finance, Development Planning, Econometrics, Economic Development And Development Finance, Economics/econometrics, Macroeconomics, Quantitative Economics, Statistics, Sustainable Development


Master's Degree
Statistical Economics
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et d’Economie Appliquée (ENSEA) d’Abidjan
Ingenieur Statisticien-Economiste
Master's Degree
Development Studies
The Open University
Master of Science in Development Management, option Technology Management
Data Science
PhD in Data Science (on-going)




Strategy for the Harmonization of Statistics in Africa 2017-2026 (contribution)

African Development bank, Africa Union Commission, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Africa Regional Integration Index Report, 2016

African Development bank, Africa Union Commission, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Transformation structurelle, emploi, production et société: Cameroun 2018

Commission Economique pour l'Afrique des Nations Unies

Country profile Congo 2017 (contribution)
Profil de pays Sao Tomé-et-Principe 2017
Profile de pays Gabon 2017 (contribution)
How can system thinking help inter-agency collaboration in the design and implementation of a harmonized training system for agencies producing agricultural statistics in Africa?
La gestion des connaissances pour le développement : le cas du Centre Africain de Statistique

Taylor & Francis

Le COVID-19 en Afrique. Sauver des vies et l'Economie (contribution)


Construction d'un modèle d'allocation optimale des ressources agricoles : application au cas du coton et des cultures vivrières associées dans dans le nord de la Côte d'Ivoire


Dashboard : Product space for Central Africa - ECA-SRO-CA - Computed from COMTRADE data using Harvard OEC code
Central Africa - Economic dashboards
Dashboard: Central Africa - Key fiscal and debt indicators
Dashboard: Structural transformation in Central Africa : Employment, productivity and labor mobility