Research is developed in partnership with national and international institutions and studies are conducted on behalf of development partners in two clusters:

  • The Population and Development cluster (POPDEV) aims to (i) build the capacities of statisticians in conducting population studies; (ii) update both theoretical and practical knowledge on population issues; (iii) support institutions working in the field of reproductive health in terms of statistical analysis.
  • The Applied Economics Unit (CERMEA) aims to capitalise on the experience acquired by lecturers; to build the capacities of statisticians in statistics and applied economics and to better respond to the requests of institutions and administrations in the following areas: (i) the productive system and growth; (ii) regional economics, decentralization and development; (iii) poverty and social relations; (iv) international comparison of indicators and (v) labor economics; (vi) information systems and databases.

Research Team

To achieve its objectives, the team is composed of the best specialists in these fields in Côte d’Ivoire. This multidisciplinary team, composed of lecturers-researchers, and a panel of external professionals, combines practice and theory, which is a major asset and a guarantee of quality unmatched in the sub-region and particularly in Côte d’Ivoire. The permanent confrontation of theory and practice through the teaching and the conduct of studies leads to a permanent questioning, source of quality research.

The excellence and quality of ENSEA’s work are recognised in Africa, earning it the labels of WAEMU Regional Centre of Excellence and that of the World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence. All specialists in statistics and applied economics are trained at ENSEA. To extend this expertise to as many people as possible, the training of senior statistical offcials is delocalized in a network of local training centres in Africa: Niger, Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Guinea and Togo.

ENSEA has extensive experience in conducting studies and research. The school has a pool of experienced interviewers who can be mobilized quickly to produce high quality work. These experienced interviewers include school graduates who have received solid training in statistics and applied economics and their applications in the social field. These graduates are mobilized at all stages of the study process and according to the skills required for the study.

ENSEA is recognized as a leader in conducting studies in its fields of expertise, as evidenced by the orders received from partners and development organizations such as the World Bank, the African Development Bank, UNDP, UNICEF, FHI, etc.

To accomplish these missions, ENSEA has material resources but above all human resources:

  • 25 permanent teachers, including 3 non-Ivorian Africans,
  • Approximately 80 temporary staff,
  • Research assistants, generally ENSEA graduates, who effectively complete the research team

Since its creation, ENSEA has carried out numerous studies in collaboration with various institutions and on behalf of national and international public and private organisations.