Aboubacar has more than 15 years’ experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of development programs with particular focus on agriculture, food security and natural resources management. He has developed and managed the M&E system for development projects funded by USAID and AFD (French Development Agency). He has worked as Monitoring and Evaluation officer for World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and Société Française d’Etude et de Conseil (SOFRECO) in Guinea. Prior to joining ARC, he was Senior Program Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation at the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), a multi-donor funded organization operating in 18 African countries where he spearheaded the design and implementation of the M&E policies and strategy with a focus on evaluations, economic analysis and household surveys. With AGRA, he contributed to building partnerships and professional linkages with both African based and external research institutions in M&E and impact evaluation.
In addition to his work at the VP and Director of Research and Evaluation in ICED, Diaby is also work as the M&E and Economist for the Africa Risk Capacity (ARC). ARC is a Specialized Agency of the African Union established in 2012 as an African-owned index-based weather risk insurance that provides African countries with a tools and products to quantify and manage disaster risk. ARC offers a comprehensive, integrated solution that transfers weather risk away from governments – and the vulnerable households they protect to ARC.
He holds a Ph.D in Economics from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, a MSc in Agroeconomics and a BSc in General Agronomy from Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II (Morocco). He is a member of African Evaluation Association (AfrEA), African Finance and Economic Association (AFEA), African Growth and Development Policy Modeling Consortium (AGRODEP) and American Economic Association (AEA). Aboubacar is a native French speaker and is fluent in English.