Flaubert Mbiekop Ouahouo has a Diplôme d’études approfondies in International Economics from the Programme de troisième cycle interuniversitaire, University of Yaoundé (1999), and a PhD in Economics from the Université du Québec à Montréal (2006). He has presented papers in South Africa, in Côte d’Ivoire and in the Central African Republic, as well as in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. In 2009, the International Institute of Public Finance and GTZ conveyed on him the first African Public Policy Award in recognition of his research on the question of reforming public institutions in Africa. He is also the author or co-author of several articles dealing with development and international trade, some of which have been published in prestigious reviews such as the Journal of Macroeconomics, the Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies, and the Trade and Development Review. Before joining IDRC in 2011 as Program Officer for the Supporting Inclusive Growth program and the Think Tank Initiative, he has taught at Cornell University and Drew University, in the United States, and the Université du Québec à Montréal, in Canada. He is based in IDRC’s Regional Office for West and Central Africa, in Dakar, Senegal.