Alain Kpassokro has over 10 years of experience in economic consultancy and research. He recently worked as financial sector research consultant with the African Development Bank, where he previously served as African Economic Outlook consultant. Alain is an expert in Development Finance, a field he focused on while working with several development institutions such as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership (MFW4A) and, more recently, the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF). Alain began his career by teaching applied economics and related quantitative techniques at higher education institutions in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Alain holds a master’s degree in Applied Macroeconomics from Felix Houphouet Boigny University.