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September 2017 Trade Related Institutions and Development Jaime DE MELO, Marcelo OLARREAGA

The paper focuses on the role played by Trade Related Institutions (TRIs) in shaping trade flows and their development impact in low-income countries and how these TRIs are shaped by international trade. Three types of TRIs are examined: i) trade agreements; ii) trade promotion organizations; and iii) private TRIs, i.e. fair trade labelling, trading platforms […]

September 2017 The same, only different: estimating the magnitude of bribery in business surveys Frédéric LESNÉ

As first shown in Clarke (2011), Word Bank’s Enterprise Surveys data suggest that the magnitude of bribery estimated by firm owners and managers in Africa is considerably higher when estimates are formulated as a percentage of turnover rather than in monetary value. This working paper confirms these findings with a randomized experiment carried out in […]

August 2017 [2017-15]Does fiscal decentralization enhance citizens’ access to public services and reduce poverty? Evidence from a conflict setting Tiangboho SANOGO

This paper investigates whether, and how, the devolution of revenue raising responsibilities to municipalities enhances access to public services and contributes to reducing poverty in Côte d’Ivoire. The analysis uses a local government’ revenue and expenditure dataset from 2001 to 2011 for 115 municipalities in 35 departments. An adjusted multidimensional poverty index and a headcount […]

August 2017 [2017-14]Social representations of money: Contrast between citizens and local complementary currency members Ariane TICHIT

This article analyses the social representations of money from survey data. More specifically, it tests how organizers of a complementary currency system have a distinct perception of money compared to other citizens. The main results confirm the existence of significant differences between the two groups. The structure of their representations shows that for the local […]

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Recent events
September 22, 2017 - Data from Madagascar and Senegal Life Course Transition of Young Adults Surveys now available

We are pleased to announce that data from the Madagascar and Senegal Life Course Transition of Young Adults Surveys are now available on the CERDI website. These data have been collected in 2012 in Madagascar and between 2012 and 2013 in Senegal with the financial support from IZA/DFID Growth Labor Markets in Low Income Countries […]

September 18, 2017 - Clermont-Ferrand Mesure de l’efficience des hopitaux

Formation aux méthodes non-paramétriques de mesure de l’efficience des structures de soins au Zimbabwe

September 18, 2017 - Dakar Formation de haut niveau sur l’adoption des nouvelles technologies agricoles

Modernisation et transformation de l’agriculture : comment induire l’adoption de nouvelles technologies agricoles ?

September 7, 2017 - Paris Bilan du Forum Politique de Haut Niveau

Le Comité 21 organise un débat suite au 2ème Forum Politique de Haut Niveau qui s'est achevé à New York le 20 juillet dernier.  Que ressort-il de ce Forum ? Un tel exercice permet-il une réelle discussion entre pairs et entre parties prenantes ? A quel  …

September 4, 2017 - Paris Convergences World Forum – 10th Edition

On September 4th and 5th, 2017, Convergences celebrates its 10th birthday for a more equitable and sustainable world. This 10th edition will be lead by a main topic, « Together, let’s innovate for a 3Zero World! ». [Zero exclusion, Zero carbon  …

July 12, 2017 - International Conference on Migration and Development

Clermont-Ferrand – June 29-30, 2017The aim of the conference is to investigate ways in which international migration affects economic and social change in developing countries. This year, the Foundation for Research on International Development (FERDI) and Cerdi (University of Clermont-Auvergne, CNRS) organised the event together with the French Development Agency (AFD) Research Department and the […]

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