Since its creation in 1961, ENSEA has contributed to the training of more than 4,500 statisticians from African countries sharing the French, English and Portuguese languages. Since 1990, ENSEA has strengthened its research activities.

The quality of the training and the density of studies have successively earned it the label of WAEMU Regional Centre of Excellence in 2005 and the World Bank’s African Centre of Excellence (ACE) in 2015.

The activities of the “African Centre of Excellence (ACE)” are part of the ENSEA Strategic Plan, which is structured around four action plans.


Recruitment of Female Interviewers in 10 regions of Côte d’Ivoire and the autonomous county of Yamoussoukro

As part of the implementation of phase 2 of the Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA) project, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et d’Économie Appliquée (ENSEA) in Abidjan is launching a recruitment notice for 11 Resident female interviewer in 10 regions of Côte d’Ivoire and the autonomous county of Yamoussoukro (see list of localities in…

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Recruitment Notice of 19 resident female interviewers in the County of Abidjan

Within the framework of the research project “Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA)”, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et d’Économie Appliquée (ENSEA) of Abidjan is launching a recruitment notice for 19 resident female interviewers in the County of Abidjan (see list of municipalities and neighbourhoods concerned in the appendice).

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Press conference marking the official launch of ENSEA’s 60th anniversary celebrations

Mrs. Nialé KABA, Minister of Planning and Development, Minister of ENSEA, officially launched the activities marking the sixtieth anniversary of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et d’Economie Appliquée (ENSEA) of Abidjan, whose theme is as follows ”Sustaining Excellence”. This was during a press conference, which she held yesterday, Thursday 22 July 2021 in the…

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Annual Work Plan and ENSEA-ACE Procurement Plan

ENSEA-ACE Activities

ACE Tenders and Contracts results

ACE Financial Monitoring Report

ACE Audit Reports


ISSEA of Yaoundé, ENSAE of Dakar and AFRISTAT were selected as partners by ENSEA because of their common experience in the field of higher statistical training. Other academic and professional partners, particularly from the private sector and the research community, support the implementation of the various activities.

The various action plans aim to build ENSEA’s capacity in statistical training and research in order to ensure its long-term positioning as a regional reference centre. In this context, the creation of a Doctoral School in Applied Statistics and the development of distance learning will significantly contribute to its influence. These plans also include governance reforms aimed at ensuring greater ACE autonomy.

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  • Achieving Excellence in Teaching/Learning

    To achieve this objective, five activities will be implemented:

    • (i) strengthening existing courses and creating new training courses in response to the needs of National Statistical Systems (NSS)
    • (ii) building the capacities of ENSEA teaching staff
    • (iii) strengthening the use of ICT in the Centre of Excellence
    • (iv) facilitating the integration of graduates
    • (v) revitalising continuing training
  • Achieving Excellence in Research

    The objective of this second action plan is to create the conditions for establishing at ENSEA a reference research centre in statistics and applied economics to meet the methodological challenges faced by National Statistical Systems actors and to support decision-making. These include, among others :

    • (i) setting up a doctoral school
    • (ii) building the capacities of ESA (African Statistical Schools) researchers
    • (iii) enhancing the value of research results
  • Achieving Excellence by including Equity and Attractiveness

    The third action plan focusing on the Equity and Attractiveness Dimension is intended to increase the visibility and accessibility of ENSEA’s training offer to a greater number of students and lecturer-researchers in the sub-region. More specifically, it will be about:

    (i) improving the living environment of students
    (ii) strengthening English language learning
    (iii) providing assistance to non-fellowship students
    (iv) carrying out an accreditation process for diplomas

  • Achieving Excellence through Good Governance and Management

    The fourth action plan focuses on management and governance. The activities of this plan are organized around the following :

    (i) project governance
    (ii) financial management
    (iii) ENSEA government reform
    (iii) implementation of a communication policy towards partners
    (iv) provision of technical assistance to the African Institute of Statistics (AIS) and the National Statistical Institutes (NSIs)











Three main bodies are intended to ensure the coordination of the Centre: a Technical Committee, a Steering Committee and a Scientific Council. The choice of members of the Scientific Council was dictated by the personality and dimension of the people’s scientific work as well as their proximity to the ACE themes, a desire to guarantee a wide geographical and disciplinary distribution, a good mix between academics and industrialists, gender aspect, the presence of Anglophones.