Senior Associate (Public Financial Management and Budget Oversight - Francophone Parliaments)

Hon Soule Adam Boucary Abou

Hon. Boucary AbouSoule Adam is an economist with over 20 years experience working in the fields of public finance, parliamentary development, institutional capacity development, gender budgeting and gender issues, anticorruption, community development and outreach, Parliament-Civil Society engagement, public policy evaluation, conflict prevention and mitigation. He has served as a Senior Civil Servant in the Ministry of Finance and the Office of the President in Benin as a Public Financial Management Expert. He has also served as a Parliamentarian (2 terms) in the Benin National Assembly and was the Chair of the Finance Committee. In addition, he served two terms as an MP in CIP-UEMOA.

His latest engagement before joining ACEPA was with the Parliamentary Centre, where he led the Francophone component of the Centre’s Africa Parliamentary Strengthening Program for Budget Oversight – a five-year program that supported seven African Parliaments. His professional/educational background is as listed below:

  • Speciality degree on Structural adjustment and economic forecasts (1990 at Institut Internationale d’Administration Publique Paris)
  • Post graduate diploma in International development economy with honours (1987 at Université de Paris 1 – IEDES)
  • Masters degree in Economics (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies at Université de Picardie Amiens in France in 1987)
  • Maîtrise en droit at Université Nationale du Bénin in 1983