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Doctors/Dr. AZAOUA SILIMANE Alhassane


Alhassane Azaoua Silimane holds a graduate degree from the National School of Administration - ENA - of Niamey (Niger), where he specialized in Taxation and Domains, and a Master II in Training Engineering, with a focus on the Evaluation of the education system of the African Center of High Education in Management (CESAG, Dakar).

He began his career at the Ministry of Economy and Finances with the DGI [General Taxes Directorate]—from 2002 to 2004. From 2004 until 2005 he was Director of Public Relations and Communication in the Cabinet of the Delegate Minister in charge with Community Taxation and the Informal Sector. From 2005 to 2006 he was the Technical Advisor of the High Commissioner for the Restoration of Peace, attached to the Presidential Office of the Republic. Until the end of 2012, he was responsible for Local Finance and Strengthening the Capacities of Territorial Collectivities in the Territorial Communities Investment Fund (FICOD / KfW [Reconstruction Credit Institute]. Since 2013 he has held the position of Senior Agricultural Sector Coordinator at the KfW Office, which provides the financial Cooperation of Germany for the Development of Niger.

He completed his Executive DBA at the Business Science Institute of Luxembourg / CESAG in Dakar in September of 2017. His work stemed from his rich experience and the dynamics of decentralization being discussed in Africa. The intellectual demands of the Executive DBA, which offer the opportunity to conduct and share research, contribute to a deeper understanding new management practices in Africa in public administrations and communities.

Under the direction of Professor Beidari Boubacar of CESAG and Professor Ewald Eisenberg of the University of Kehl in the FRG, his research focused on the management of public services in West African local authorities, offering an analysis of the structures and practices of Nigerian decentralized communities.

The study was based upon the study of  44 Nigerian communities and was made possible through more than 15 years of German cooperation.


Thesis Summary

Management public et décentralisation en Afrique de l’ouest – Analyse de l’influence   des pratiques managériales sur la fourniture des services dans les des collectivités territoriales nigériennes.

[Public management and decentralization in West Africa - Analysis of the influence of managerial practices on the provision of services in the territorial communities of Niger.]

Organizational changes, which have been occurring in Niger local governments for a decade now, have resulted in new managerial practices. The objective of my research is to enumerate and categorize those various practices underway, as well as the various tools developed for better implementation, in order to create the conditions for providing populations with quality services. On the one hand, those various practices aim at creating the conditions for a transparent management of resources, local level objective-based planning and a management control culture. On the other hand, they aim at favoring accessibility and the permanence of quality and lower cost services to the larger number of people at the local level.

The findings of both the desk review analysis and the field survey, conducted in 44 local governments in Tahoua and Tillabery regions in Niger, show the existence and development of those managerial practices. Though some of the communes are in a state of absolute scarcity, the conceptualization of those practices is itself an innovation.

The multiplication and implementation of those various practices through the various tools, promote the development of a proximity management culture and a service offer that gives priority to both efficiency and effectiveness.