L. Amédée Darga
Amédée Darga has a long and rich career combining public sector management experience, private sector involvement and business experience as well as academic and applied political economy research. He has in recent years been a regular consultant on economic governance and industrial development. He has thirty-three years of travel, academic and other forms of interaction with most countries of the African continent. He served for six years till 2010 as a Member of the Bureau of the Committee on Human Development and Civil Society of the U.N Economic Commission for Africa representing the Private Sector.
He has been the lead investigator on numerous surveys, commissioned both by public and private institutions as well as international ones to wit:
- For Afrobarometer from 2012 to 2022
- Survey on the State of Good Governance in Mauritius and Seychelles from 2006 to 2012
- For the Independent Commission against Corruption in 2003 and 2004
- For the Mauritius Revenue Authority in 2012
- For the International Trade Centre in 2011
Furthermore, he has been the Lead Consultant for the Preparation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) National Report for Mauritius for the UNDP in 2002, whereby the possibility for Mauritius to meet the MDGs by 2015 was fully assessed. His services were also hired by the UNDP for the Preparation of the Millennium Development Goals Sub-National Report for Rodrigues. Mr L. A. Darga and his then Research Assistant interviewed several institutions and regional departments in Rodrigues as well as members of the Rodrigues Regional Assembly to collect the necessary data for each of the 8 MDGs to be researched. In 2004, he provided a critical analysis of MDG8 and its implications on Small Islands Developing States and prepared the Mid-Term Report on the state of progress of MDGs in Mauritius in 2010, particularly regarding the achievements of Mauritius in meeting the MDGs, for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade in Mauritius and UNDP.
In 2010 and 2013, he was assigned for the Preparation of the Millennium Development Goals Status Report for Mauritius by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade and UNDP.