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Zakaria

Zakaria Zoundi

Project Officer, Tracking Progress
  • Topics of Expertise

    Economic development

    Indicators

    Measures of progress

    Sustainable Development Goals

  • Languages

    English

    French

  • Education

    PhD in Economics, Development Policies, Kobe University, Japan (2019)

    Master of Economics, Development Policies, Kobe University, Japan (2015)

    Master of Arts, Macroeconomics and Development Management, Université de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (2013)

    Bachelor of Arts, Macroeconomics and Development Management, Université de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (2011)

Zakaria Zoundi is a Project Officer with IISD’s Tracking Progress team, exploring emerging frameworks to measure national and international progress, including Comprehensive Wealth.

As an economist and SDG consultant, he has explored relevant economic indicators beyond GDP, such as natural capital, production in general, human capital, and net foreign assets. Past work experience includes the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)—including core contributions to A Guidebook for Assessing SDG Investment Needs—the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Zakaria holds a PhD in economics from Kobe University (Japan) and a master's degree in macroeconomics and development management from Université de Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).

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