Abdoulaye Seck, a Senegalese National, is the World Bank’s Country Manager for Moldova.
Until mid-2011, Seck was on a two-year external assignment in the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Tokyo, where he served as an advisor in the Credit Risk Analysis Department. In this position he provided strategic advice in managing the overall credit risk bearing capacity of one of the world's largest bilateral aid agencies, also mentoring regional desk economists in the assessment and monitoring of sovereign credit risk in over 70 countries.
Prior to joining JICA, Seck was based in the Africa Region of the Bank’s headquarters in Washington as a Senior Economist. He led the dialogue on economic policies and growth strategies, development policy lending, and the implementation of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. Seck also worked on post-conflict recovery operations in fragile states and was an economist with the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Sector. Between 1995-2001, Seck was based in the World Bank’s Senegal office.
Before joining the Bank, Seck was an economist in the Ministry of Finance in Senegal, where he oversaw the preparation of national accounts, macroeconomic forecasts and economic planning. He has also worked with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in 1993-1994. He collaborated in a research program on Endogenous Growth, Financial Systems and Resources Allocation, resulting in a publication "Growth in Senegal: A lost opportunity?”
Seck's operational experience has been built on the ground in numerous countries, both low- and middle-income, in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Middle-East.
Seck holds a Masters Degree in Development Economics from ENSAE, the Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance in Paris (France).