Development efficiency

Recent publications
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 […]

La TVA dans les pays africains : un nouveau droit de douane ? Anne-Marie GEOURJON, Bertrand LAPORTE, Céline DE QUATREBARBES

Depuis deux décennies, la TVA a permis dans la plupart des pays africains de relever le défi de la baisse des droits de douane. Or, en Afrique moins qu’ailleurs, elle remplit les conditions permettant d’affirmer qu’elle est uniquement supportée par le consommateur final et sans effet sur les décisions des producteurs locaux. Cette situation crée […]

[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 […]

Economic growth and escaping the poverty trap: how does development aid work? Ngoc-Sang PHAM, Thi Kim Cuong PHAM

This paper introduces a theoretical framework for studying the effectiveness of aid for a recipient country, receiving aid to finance its public investment. It contributes to the debate on the nexus between aid and economic growth and in particular on the conditionality of aid effects. Focusing on autonomous technology, government effort, corruption in the use […]

Integration along the Abuja road map – A progress report Jaime DE MELO, Meriem NOUAR, Jean-marc SOLLEDER

This paper reviews integration among the eight African Regional Economic Communities by comparing their characteristics and progress with three other South–South Regional Integration Arrangements.  Three conclusions emerge: (i) slow progress towards meeting overly ambitious objectives; (ii) small changes in the destination of trade across all Regional Economic Communities, indicative of persistent high trade costs and […]

[2017-13]Mining taxation in Africa: The gold mining industry in 14 countries from 1980 to 2015 Bertrand LAPORTE, Céline DE QUATREBARBES, Yannick BOUTERIGE

The lack of information about the sharing of mining resource rent between governments and investors is an easy statement to make for Africa. The existing datasets are often insufficient for a deep analysis of African tax law as applied to the natural resource sectors, which has limited the academic and operational approaches. This paper describes […]

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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 6, 2017 - Paris Forum : Investir au Tchad

Patrick Guillaumont, Sylviane Guillaumont Jeanneney et Grégoire Rota Graziosi sont intervenus sur la capacité de résilience aux changements climatiques, l’éducation primaire et la fiscalité.

September 4, 2017 - Paris 10th Convergences World Forum

Anne-Marie Geourjonmoderated the session on fiscal optimization and development financing.

July 3, 2017 - Clermont-Ferrand Formation au modèle d’équilibre général calculable

Suite du cycle de formation à l’intention des cadres du Ministère de l’Économie et des Finances du Mali

June 29, 2017 - Clermont-Ferrand 10th International Conference on MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Conference organized by the AFD, the World Bank Development Research Group, the CERDI with the financial support of the FERDI

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