Mr Mohamed-El-Heyba Lemrabott Berrou, PARIS21
Mr Mohamed-El-Heyba Lemrabott Berrou joined the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in March 2009 as Manager of the PARIS21 Secretariat at the Development Co-operation Directorate. He joined the Health Metrics Network Executive Board in April 2009.
Mr Berrou, a Mauritanian national, has over eight years of experience in his country's government as an Adviser in charge of the Studies, Analysis and Evaluation Unit and subsequently as Director of Studies and Planning at the Human Rights, Poverty Reduction and Social Integration (Government) Commission. He was responsible for the design, monitoring and evaluation of targeted poverty reduction programmes, as well as conducting studies aiming at a better understanding and monitoring of poverty and poverty-related issues (poverty profiles, qualitative and quantitative surveys, etc.).
Following the launch of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) process by the international community, Mr Berrou was appointed Coordinator of the participative process in his country in September 1999, in addition to his duties above. In this capacity, he coordinated the design of the first and second generation PRSPs of Mauritania, the production of annual progress reports, and the establishment of a Monitoring and Evaluation Unit; and participated in the organization of donor roundtables.
In August 2007, he was appointed Senior Adviser to the democratically-elected President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. He was in charge of the Productive Sectors, Infrastructure and Land Planning Unit. His duties included: advising the President on policies in numerous sectors (mining, oil and gas; agriculture; fisheries; livestock; water; energy; industry; environment; information and communication technologies, tourism, etc.); monitoring the implementation of government action plans and presidential instructions; and contributing to the preparation of presidential official visits and participation in relevant summits.
Mr Berrou, who prefers to be called Abadila, holds two Master of Science (MSc) degrees in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from the University of Arizona (United States of America), as well as a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Paris-VII (France).