Aminata Bakouan Traoré is a quantitative social protection specialist with extensive experience in data analysis and policy formulation in the field of social protection, poverty analysis and reduction, and food security, with the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), UNICEF and Oxford Policy Management (OPM). She is currently working with FAO as a resilient measurement and analysis economist, covering the Sahel region and West Africa. She has also been working on mapping of social protection systems and social protection strategies, notably in Guinea, Morocco, and Cote d’Ivoire, and the child poverty analysis in Benin. As a human development economist in the World Bank in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, she assisted in the preparation of social protection projects, notably a social safety net project and a project in the disability and development subsector aiming at strengthening the capacity of local institutions for a more inclusive development. Aminata has an extensive experience in policy dialogue with country counterparts, project development and institutional strengthening. She is a trained economist from American University, fluent in French, English and Malinké.