Diery Seck is, since March 2002, Director of the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP) in Dakar, Senegal. Previously he served as Executive Director of the Secretariat for Institutional Support for Economic Research in Africa (SISERA) of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Before returning to Africa in 1995, he was Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Windsor in Canada, and Economist at the World Bank in Washington D.C. He specializes in financial economics and economic modelling.
Professor Seck has authored several articles in academic journals and published books on economic development. He was co-editor of the Journal of African Finance and Economic Development. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Global Governance Journal (University of Warwick), and of the Journal of African Development. His latest books are entitled Fixing African Economies: Policy Research for Development; NEPAD and Economic Policymaking in Africa; Sector-Led Economic Growth in Africa; and Growth and Economic Development in Africa.
He serves as an expert for the African Union, African Regional Economic Communities, African governments and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa on issues of economic policy and sustainable development.