About Khady Dia Sarr

Khady Dia Sarr, a multilingual economics expert, has been the Program Director for the Dakar Municipal Finance Program (DMFP) since December 2012. The DMFP, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has provided critical technical and financial assistance to the City of Dakar as it prepares to launch the region's first municipal bond. Prior to assuming this role, she was responsible for overseeing external relations for the City of Dakar (2009-2012), acting as the city's liaison for the 2012 Dakar Africities summit. Since 2016, she has been a consultant for the MIF Program at the UNCDF Regional bureau in Senegal. She holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Quebec and an Executive Masters in Development Management from Sciences Po, Paris.

Boosting Urban Development in Africa Through New Mechanisms of Financing

By |2019-06-18T10:30:27+02:00June 18th 2019|municipal & climate finance, , , , , |

With the sectors for development and finance closely intertwined, a municipality's financing mechanism of choice significantly influences its development path. Khady Sarr, Programme Director of the Dakar Municipal Finance Programme, outlines several models and explains the advantages of bond loans – for municipalities and investors alike.

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