Development efficiency



Recent publications
Pathways to structural transformation in Africa Jaime DE MELO

Sub-Saharan Africa has returned to growth. In order to pursue its structural transformation amid a weak industrial base and high labor costs, the adoption of policies promoting entrepreneurship in the promising service sector should assist in confronting the challenge of absorbing millions of young people into the labor market. After more than three decades of […]

Policy responses to terms of trade shocks Pierre JACQUET, Alexis ATLANI, Marwan LISSER

Terms-of-trade shocks are important determinants of long-term growth in commodity-rich developing countries. Transforming commodity assets into engines of development requires confronting two interrelated challenges: a long-term one of moving from commodity dependency to a diversified productive economy, a short-term one of managing commodity price volatility. Both challenges call for appropriate policies. The complexity of the […]

[2017-18]Minimum age regulation and child labor: New evidence from Brazil Olivier BARGAIN, Delphine BOUTIN

We suggest new evidence on minimum age regulations using a natural experiment. In 1998, a constitutional reform has changed the minimum working age from 14 to 16 in Brazil. The reform was the legislative counterpart of a broad set of measures taken by a government strongly committed to fighting child labor. We document the fact […]

Ad-valorem equivalents of NTMs in ASEAN Olivier CADOT, Lili Yan ING

To obtain country specific estimates of ad-valorem equivalent (AVE) of Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs), we propose a a new that relies on the estimation of bilateral trade flows on two-way panels (product X importer X exporter) at the HS 2-digit level with importer, exporter and product fixed effects and interaction terms between NTM variables and full […]

Cyclically adjusted provisions and financial stability Pierre-Richard AGENOR, Luiz A. PEREIRA DA SILVA

This paper studies the extent to which alternative loan loss provisioning regimes affect the procyclicality of the financial system and financial volatility. It uses a DSGE model with financial frictions (namely, collateral effects and economies of scope in banking) and a generic formulation of provisioning regimes. Numerical experiments with a parameterized version of the model […]

Principes et application à l’UEMOA d’un indice d’engagement des Etats dans l’intégration commerciale Joël CARIOLLE, Audrey-Anne DE UBEDA, Anne-Marie GEOURJON

Le suivi de l’intégration régionale (IR) effectué sur la base des indicateurs usuels de conformité et de résultat est limité. Si les indicateurs de conformité se limitent à la dimension réglementaire des politiques d’intégration, les indicateurs de résultats de ces politiques sont influencés par des facteurs internes et externes : la croissance démographique, les mouvements internationaux […]

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Recent events
November 8, 2017 - Paris Atelier sur l’intégration des ODD dans l’analyse sectorielle de l’APD

Atelier organisé par la Ferdi et l’Iddri en partenariat avec le Ministère de l’Europe et des affaires étrangères

October 18, 2017 - Paris Financial Volatility, Macroprudential Regulation and Economic Growth in Low-Income Countries

Conference organised by the Center for Growth and Business Cycle Research (University of Manchester), the Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development (FERDI) and the OCP Policy Center

October 12, 2017 - Paris Africa Strategic Consultative Committee

Patrick Plane (Ferdi) spoke on the African Regional integrations and the challenges of globalization

October 10, 2017 - Philippe LeMay-Boucher (Heriot Watt University)

Social Interaction and Technology Adoption: Experimental Evidence from Improved Cookstoves in MaliAbstract: We conduct a field experiment in neighborhoods of Bamako inviting women to training sessions, which provided information on more efficient cooking stove technology and offered participants a chance to purchase an improved cookstove at market price. After mapping the social network of the […]

October 9, 2017 - Paris Formation de haut niveau sur l’investissement d’impact

L’investissement d’impact : une nouvelle génération de financements au service des enjeux de société.

October 5, 2017 - Paris Réunion des ministres de la Zone franc

Anne-Marie Geourjon, Patrick Guillaumont et Grégoire Rota Gaziosi ont participé à la discussion sur la mobilisation des recettes fiscales en Zone franc.

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