A propos


Created in January 2014, SMD Policy Management Associates is an international consulting firm which specialises in results based management. The firm is composed of international development experts with proven experience in the field of public sector reforms.

Over the years, the firm’s founder has been involved in the implementation of initiatives supported by International Development Institutions including the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, the World Bank Group, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the European Union (EU), and a wide range of government institutions and NGOs.

SMD Policy Management Associates has extensive experience in results based management and assisting governments, public institutions and non-governmental organizations in Africa and elsewhere. The firm’s associates have a diverse range of linguistic expertise, particularly in French and English.


The SMD Policy Management Associates team have expertise in areas including capacity building and the implementation of public financial reforms. We operate in most countries in Africa, particularly in post- conflict and fragile states, and have several representatives in Europe. We provide services through a network of consultants from Africa, Europe and the Americas.

Sana M. Darboe, the Founder and Director General of SMD Policy Management Associates, has over 20 years of experience in the field. With particular experience in Africa, He specialises in the development of Results -Based Management (RBM), as well as providing technical assistance and support to public sector reform projects.


Our mission is to provide technical assistance, training and capacity building to development professionals and institutions. We intend to meet our clients’ needs and unique specificities by providing them with comprehensive solutions. In doing so, we aim to provide the skills and knowledge needed to develop effective management tools and improve transparency for better public management.


SMD Policy Management Associates values performance and professionalism. The trust of our customers and their loyalty is our primary objective in developing a stable and sustainable partnership.


SMD Policy Management Associates works to develop knowledge of the highest standards in order to support our partners and clients. Our operations aim to promote excellence in the field of Public Management and to make a difference in regards to enhancing the capacity of African governments to implement public programmes and development projects.