François Paul Yatta
François Paul Yatta has a Diploma in Urbanism from the African School of Architecture and Urbanism, Lomé, Togo (1989), a DEA in Urbanism, Urban and Regional Economics branch of the University of Paris XII-Val de Marne, France (1994), Specialized Master's Degree in Urban Engineering from the National School of Ponts et Chaussées, ENPC, and from the Technological University of Compiègne, UTC, Paris, France (1995) and a PhD in Urban Planning, in the urban and regional economics branch of the University of Paris XII -Val de Marne, France (1998).
It benefited from the first global course on "Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations and Local Financial Management" taught by the World Bank, the Georgia State University (USA) and the OECD, at the OECD Multilateral Fiscal Center, Vienna, Austria (1998 ). He also has a Qualification for Direct Research (HDR) from the University XII - Val de Marne, France (2005).
Head of Division in the Ministry of Urbanism and Equipment of Niger from 1990 to 1992, Dr. Paul Yatta was from 1993 to 1998, researcher at the Observatory of Economy and Local Institutions, OIL, Paris, France. After working from 1998 to 2008 in the Municipal Development Program for West and Central Africa (26 countries), Dr. Yatta is Director of Operations and Technical Assistance in United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (CGU Africa) based in Rabat since 2015.
Dr. Paul Yatta's work focuses on urban economics, the macroeconomic implications of urbanization, local finance, and fiscal decentralization in Africa. It also provides international university education and training.