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Patrick Nkengne is Head of the Quality Management Support Programme

Patrick Nkengne is a public policy analyst. Since 2002, he has been putting his skills at the service of educational development in sub-Saharan Africa.

He was a technical adviser at PASEC, where he contributed to the design, implementation and use of pupil learning assessments. He then worked as a consultant for various international organisations and public administrations before joining IIEP in 2011 as an Education Policy Analyst. He contributed to and supported a number of countries in a variety of areas: education sector analysis, teacher-related issues, quality of education, education policy development and implementation, and policy evaluation. He participated in applied research, using both quantitative and qualitative methods. He contributed to the production and dissemination of methodological tools for educational analysis and planning.

Since October 2017, Patrick Nkengne has been in charge of the Programme to support the management of basic education quality. The aim of this programme is to understand what education stakeholders are doing for quality, at each level (school and its community, local administration, central administration), to know the rationales underpinning these actions and to propose on a documented basis improvements that assist the implementation.

Patrick Nkengne holds a master's degree in statistics from the National School of Applied Economics (ENEA) in Dakar, and a doctorate in economics and political science from the University of Burgundy and the University of Zurich.


Methodological guide

  • Une analyse des pratiques de pilotage de la qualité de l’éducation, Guide méthodologique, IIPE-UNESCO Dakar, 2020. Co-author
  • Education sector analysis methodological guidelines. Vol. 1: Sector-wide analysis, with emphasis on primary and secondary education. A UNESCO, World bank and UNICEF publication, 2014. Co author 
  • Methodological guide for the analysis of teacher issues. A UNESCO publication, 2010. Co author

Published in a review

  • Teacher allocation in Francophone sub-Saharan Africa: towards more equitable educational systems, Education et francophonie, vol. XLV, n° 3, 2018. with Léonie Marin
  • Teacher Job Satisfaction and Students Achievement: The case of Ugandan Primary Schools (2015), A contribution to the volume Teachers in Uganda, Service Delivery and Poverty Studies, World Bank, Volume 11. With Pieume, Quentin and Tsimpo.
  • Le développement économique de l’Afrique : Quel est le rôle des investissements extérieurs privés et de l’aide au développement ? (2010), Revue de la Prévoyance Professionnelle Suisse, numéro de Mars 2010, avec Katharina Michaelowa.
  • Réformes des programmes scolaires et acquisitions à l’école primaire en Afrique : mythes et réalités ». Revue Internationale de l’Education (2007), vol. 53, n° 5-6, p. 555–575, avec Jean-Marc Bernard et François Rober

Country or thematic reports

  • Publication series: “synthèse des principaux résultats du diagnostic des pratiques de pilotage de la qualité de l’éducation“ for each of the following countries : Burkina Faso, Madagascar Niger, Sénégal, Togo, IIEP-UNESCO Dakar, 2021 and 2022. Co author
  • Teacher Issues in Uganda: A Shared Vision for an Effective Teachers Policy (2013), A UNESCO publication with the collaboration of Olivier Pieume and Diane Coury


  • Analyse du processus de politique publique en Afrique francophone: le cas de la politique des enseignants contractuels de l'Etat, Mai 2011, ISBN 978-613-1-57906-6.