Gilles Yabi, 41, is a Beninese political analyst and economist based in Dakar and an independent consultant who analyzes conflicts, security and political governance in West Africa. He is the author of a blog (gillesyabi.blogspot.com) and, in December 2014, founded WATHI, a citizen, participatory and multidisciplinary think tank on West African dynamics. Gilles Yabi holds a Ph.D. in Development Economics (University of Clermont-Ferrand, France), and was formerly a journalist at the weekly newspaper Jeune Afrique and, for seven years, from 2007 to 2013, Senior Political Analyst then Director of the West Africa Office (in Dakar) of International Crisis Group (ICG), an international NGO which works to prevent and resolve armed conflicts.
2 published articles
ID4D gives the floor to 11 development experts on inequality. They address the different aspects of inequality and present solutions that can be implemented to tackle them.
Gilles Yabi, Founder of WATHI, the West Africa Citizen Think Tank, takes stock of the evolution of inequalities in the region. He analyzes the subregion’s North-South divide and advocates for more inclusive growth.