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Most businesses think that the product is the most important, but without great leadership, mission and a team that delivers results at a high level, even the best product won't make a company successful.

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Co-President - IDEA Group
FREDERIC MARTIN, Ph.D.

Frederic Martin is the Co-President of the Institute for Development in Economics and Administration (IDEA International) and IDEA group coordinator. He has 33 years of professional experience in 42 industrialized and developing countries. His work relates to supporting governments and the public sector in implementing Results-Based Management, in particular through strategic planning, budgeting for results, public finance reform, and results-based monitoring and evaluation. He taught 18 years at University Laval, Quebec where he was Professor and Chair, International development. He also served as a Board member of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) from 2008 to 2013. He is the author or co-author of around 115 publications and 55 presentations. He holds a Diploma from the École Supérieure de Commerce in Lyon, France, a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Montreal, Canada, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University, USA.

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Co-President - IDEA Group
SYLVAIN LARIVIERE, Ph.D.

Sylvain Larivière is the Co-President of the Institute for Development in Economics and Administration (IDEA International) and Director for the Francophone Africa Region. He cumulates 31 years of professional experience in 34 industrialized and developing countries. Over the last 20 years, his work relates to supporting governments and the public sector in implementing Results-Based Management, in particular through strategic planning, budgeting for results, public finance reform, investment project management, and results-based monitoring and evaluation. He previously occupied the position of Research Program Coordinator of the Chair in International Development of Laval University and taught at the same university for more than a decade. He spent many year in Africa as Head of Planning and M&E for a Canadian NGO, Field Director of the Food Security and Poverty Reduction Research Program in Burkina Faso (1991-1994) for Laval University, and has coordinated several Institutional partnerships with training centers. He is the author or co-author of 102 publications and 41 presentations. He holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Québec, Canada, a M.Sc. degree in Agricultural Economics from Université Laval, Québec, Canada, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and Business from University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Nicolas Botton
Executive Director - IDEA Europe
NICOLAS BOTTON, ING.

Nicolas is an economist specializing in public financial management (PFM) and an engineer in Information Sytems. He has a 20 years experience in both private environments (Bank of Scotland and Deloitte) and public institutions (French Ministry of Finance and Court of Accounts, International Monetary Fund). His work and publications focus on financial management information systems (FMIS) for governments but also on budget performance, treasury cash management and public investment management (under the PIMA methodology designed by the IMF). He has led and participated in PFM and FMIS projects in Cameroon, Chad, Columbia, Congo (Brazzaville), DR Congo (Kinshasa), Equatorial Guinea, France, Gabon, Italy, Ivory Coast, Macedonia, Morocco, Mali, Portugal, Senegal, Turkey, and United States. Nicolas holds a diploma in Economics from Sciences-Po Strasbourg, a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and a M.Sc. from Telecom ParisTech in Software Engineering.

IDEA relies on an international network with headquarters in Quebec (Canada), offices in Ciudad de Panama (Panama), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Paris (France), and Praia (Cape Verde) and a network of collaborators and partners in various countries. Our team is comprised of highly qualified experts in fields such as economics, results-based management, training, public management or information systems, as well as project management and quality control specialists who ensure we always provide the best products and services.