Barassou Diawara is a Knowledge Management Expert and Coordinator of the Africa Think Tank Network at the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF). He is a member of the Africa Capacity Indicators Report Team, which produces the ACBF Flagship Report measuring and assessing capacities in relation to the development agenda of African countries. Dr. Diawara is the focal point of the ACBF’s supported knowledge networks, namely the Policy Institutes Committee and the Strategic Studies Group initiatives. Dr. Diawara holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Senegal, and a Master’s and PhD in Economics from the Kyushu University Graduate School of Economics in Japan, where he was also a research fellow before joining ACBF. His areas of expertise include development economics, education and poverty economics where he has published a number of papers.