Dimitri Sanga

Dr. Sanga is currently the Director of the Regional Office for West Africa of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Formerly, he served the Commission as Director of the African Centre for Statistics. In this capacity he contributed to the conceptualization, design, and operationalization of the Africa Programme on Accelerated Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics.

Prior to the United Nations, he was Senior Economic Statistician at Statistics Canada and part time Professor of economics at the University of Ottawa. He has substantively published in refereed journals with special interest in index number theory and practices. An elected member of the International Statistical Institute, he currently serves on the Editorial Board of the African Statistical Journal. He holds a Ph.D. in Econometrics, Masters in Econometrics, and a Bachelor in Engineering from Laval University in Quebec, Canada.