Aurore Sokpoh

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Research Assistant

Aurore joined the Finance for Development Lab in November 2022 where she works on the Amplifying Africa’s Voice Initiative.

Aurore held research and coordination positions. At the pan-African organisation AFRODAD, she carried cross-disciplinary research on the interplays of public debt policies, taxation and gender in Africa. Prior to this she has led research on the private equity industry in France and on the African continent at the French Private Equity organisation, France Invest.

Aurore wrote on the African debt sustainability as well as the impact of the global tax reform on developing countries. She also coordinated events bringing together development finance actors such as the African Conference of Debt and Development (AfCoDD) and facilitated training seminars for policymakers. She provides thematic and sectoral studies for various organisations (think tanks, public organisations, …). Her research focuses on African agency in the global financial architecture.

Aurore holds two master’s degrees in Master in Africa and International Development at the University of Edinburgh and in Development Economics from the Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne. She holds a Certificate in Data, Economics, and Development Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MITx and a double major in Economics and Law from Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne.

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