Momodou Touray

Poverty Research Director

Start date with DI: April 2016

Where I am based: Nairobi office

What I do: I lead DI’s new thematic area measuring the progress of people out of poverty, which seeks to drive commitments and much-needed investment towards improving poverty data. It aims to unpack the data that does exist, to build a more accurate picture of poverty.

Previous experience: I have worked in the development sector for fifteen years, including as an advisor at the United Nations Development Programme and more recently as Executive Director at the African Forum and Network on Debt and Development. My academic background includes an MSc in Economics from the University of Montpellier, France, and a BSc in Economics from Pierre Mendès-France University, France.

Likes: Tweeting, football

Dislikes: Pork, alcohol

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