Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), higher education, external efficiency of education, school-to-work transition, youth employment, decent work.

Pablo Suárez Robles is an Education Policy Analyst – Labour Market Specialist with the Technical Cooperation team in the IIEP-UNESCO Regional Office for Africa in Dakar, Senegal.

Pablo provides technical support to African countries on the internal and external efficiency of terminal levels of education, labour market transitions, youth employment and decent work, as part of Education Sector Analyses and other research, technical cooperation, and capacity building projects.

Before joining IIEP in 2019, he worked for over five years as an Economist at the OECD (Development Centre, Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat) where he led the implementation of the EU-OECD Youth Inclusion Project in African partner countries.

Between 2010 and 2013, Pablo worked at the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, where he was the Technical Coordinator of the EU/ITC-ILO RECAP Project and a Coordinator, Lecturer and Thesis Supervisor at an ILO-supported Master Programme in Applied Labour Economics for Development of the Turin School of Development.

Previously, he carried out short-term assignments for the International Labour Organization’s Department of Statistics in Geneva, the World Bank’s Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa Region in Washington D.C., and the French Development Agency in Paris.


Pablo holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University Paris-Est Créteil and a Magistère of Economics and a Master’s degree in International, Development and Transition Economics from the Paris School of Economics (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne).