Global Governance

The initiative aims to inform the international debates on the global governance of sustainable development and development assistance.

The main issues addressed will particularly concern:

  • prospects for changes in the global economic and financial governance framework, based particularly on the analysis of needs and financing capacities in developing countries in general and emerging countries in particular;
  • the conditions under which development assistance policies are coordinated within a context marked by the arrival of new actors (new donor countries, private funds, global funds) and by a certain kind of re-politicisation of bilateral aid policies;
  • the interactions between the different facets of global governance, especially the growing linkages between objectives concerning climate commitments, trade liberalisation negotiations and issues relating to intellectual property rights for developed and emerging countries.


Recent publications
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 […]

La question des conséquences socio-démographiques des crises économiques et politiques africaines Michel GARENNE

Cette note brève présente un résumé d’études antérieures concernant les impacts inattendus des crises économiques et politiques sur les paramètres socio-démographiques et sanitaires. Ces études sont présentées en détail dans un document de travail de la FERDI, qui comprend aussi une bibliographie sur le sujet. [Garenne 2016] Les pays d’Afrique sub-saharienne ont en effet connu […]

Impacts Démographiques des Crises Africaines: Une perspective historique Michel GARENNE

The study presents various cases of demographic and health impacts of major crises, economic, political, epidemiological and climatic, that occurred in sub-Saharan Africa since 1960. The parameters studied were: child mortality, women’s fertility, urbanization, level of education of adults, age at first marriage, and height of adult women. Data were derived mainly from the Demographic […]

Planning familial et fécondité en Afrique subsaharienne Michel GARENNE

Introduction La maîtrise de la fécondité est une condition nécessaire du développement sur le long terme. Une trop forte fécondité entraîne inéluctablement une croissance démographique insoutenable qui aurait d’innombrables répercussions sur l’économie comme sur l’environnement et la sécurité. D’ailleurs, les pays développés ainsi que les pays en développement à revenu intermédiaire ont tous réalisé leur […]

Planning familial et fécondité en Afrique : Évolutions de 1950 à 2010 Michel GARENNE

The study analyzes the links between family planning, contraceptive prevalence and fertility trends in sub-Saharan Africa. It is based on case studies of countries with demographic surveys. The study reveals a variety of situations. Some countries have completed their fertility transition, while others have reduced their fertility level rapidly in urban areas, but less so […]

[2017-12]The effects of tax coordination on the tax revenue mobilization in West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) Maïmouna DIAKITE, Jean-François BRUN, Souleymane DIARRA, Nasser ARY TANIMOUNE

A main objective of the regional integration in West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) is the effective harmonization of national legislations at Community level notably tax legislation. To coordinate taxation in the zone, WAEMU Commission translates into Directives the Decisions taken by the Council of Ministers of the member states. The implementation of the […]

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Recent events
August 31, 2017 - Boston (Massachusetts) IPBES and Sensing the Politics of Biodiversity incoherent Aleksandar Rankovic

Dans le cadre du 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Aleksandar Rankovic dirige et anime un panel sur l'IPBES, auquel participe également Yann Laurans. Présentation de la session [en anglais] : The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and  …

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 […]

July 6, 2017 - Nairobi CGIAR Conference on Impacts of International Agricultural Research

Alain de Janvry, University of California, Berkeley and Ferdi, presented a communication on the technology adoption puzzle.

July 5, 2017 - Paris Global governance and systemic risks: how to deal with challenges from the climate and finance systems François Gemenne, Teresa Ribera, Malini Mehra, Damien Navizet, Laurence Pessez

A conference co-organized by the Global Challenges Foundation and IDDRI, at Sciences Po (Room Caquot) from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Follow the conference on twitter: #GCF17 ———————————————– Cooperation on climate or financial regulation will be difficult without American actors, whether public or  …

June 8, 2017 - Brussels European Development Days : session on security and development for the Sahel.

FERDI and European External Action Service (EEAS) organised a session on security and development for the Sahel.

June 6, 2017 - Geneva Presentation and discussion on the book “Global Capitalism in Disarray : Inequality, Debt and Austerity”

Jaime de Melo was a commentator of the Andres Solimano’s book

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