Publications

avril 2021 Towards An Environmental Goods Agreement STyle (EGAST) agenda to improve the regime complex for Climate Change Jaime DE MELO, Jean-Marc SOLLEDER

Ever since the creation of the WTO, attempts at bringing together the trade and climate regime have failed. This paper reviews attempts at reducing tariffs on products classified as Environmental Goods (EGs), causes of failure in past attempts, and suggests requirements for a meaningful agenda in…

avril 2021 Do Banks and Microfinance Institutions Compete? Microevidence from Madagascar Pierrick BARATON, Florian LÉON

This paper examines whether the loan strategy of a microfinance institution is shaped by the entry of a bank. Specifically, we investigate whether the distance between a borrower of a microfinance institution and the closest bank influences loan conditions provided by the microfinance institution…

avril 2021 Guide méthodologique de bonnes pratiques pour la mise en œuvre des projets et programmes de développement dans les pays membres du G5 Sahel et de la Côte d’Ivoire

Rapport de l’atelier régional organisé du 1er au 3 mars 2021 par la Chaire Sahel de la Ferdi et ayant réuni 18 experts des pays membres du G5 Sahel et la Côte d’Ivoire.

avril 2021 Covid-19 : doit-on remettre en question les droits de propriété intellectuelle? Etienne BILLETTE DE VILLEMEUR, Vianney DEQUIEDT, Bruno VERSAEVEL

Cette note souligne l’intérêt d’instruments de mise en commun de la propriété intellectuelle tels que le Medicines Patent Pool pour la gestion par la communauté internationale de la crise sanitaire liée à la Covid-19. Troisième voie entre la suspension de la propriété intellectuelle et les accor…

mars 2021 Pool patents to get COVID vaccines and drugs to all Etienne BILLETTE DE VILLEMEUR, Vianney DEQUIEDT, Bruno VERSAEVEL

We call on pharmaceutical companies to contribute to a pool of patents set up by the World Health Organization (WHO). That will speed up the manufacture of generic, affordable COVID-19 vaccines and treatments while protecting firms’ incentives to invest in future research. The WHO’s COVID-19 Tech…

mars 2021 Does an Inclusive Citizenship Law Promote Economic Development? Patrick IMAM, Roland Kangni KPODAR

This paper analyzes the impact of citizenship laws on economic development. We first document the evolution of citizenship laws around the world, highlighting the main features of jus soli, jus sanguinis as well as mixed regimes, and shedding light on the channels through which they could have di…

mars 2021 Perception de la Covid et comportement des ménages au Burkina Faso. Une analyse sur données d’enquête Martine AUDIBERT, Jacky MATHONNAT, Vincent NOSSEK

Très rapidement après l’apparition des premiers cas de Covid sur le continent africain, les gouvernements ont adopté une série de mesures visant à en limiter la propagation. Pour être efficaces, ces mesures exigent qu’elles soient très largement acceptées et respectées par la population nonobstan…

mars 2021 Liberalization, Technology Adoption, and Stock Returns: Evidence from Telecom Rabah AREZKI, Vianney DEQUIEDT, Rachel Yuting FAN, Carlo Maria ROSSOTTO

The paper investigates the pace of technology adoption in telecom technology post liberalization and its effect on stock returns using a new global panel dataset. Results are twofold. First, evidence points to the complementarity between telecom liberalization and regulatory independence in drivi…

mars 2021 Rules of Origin across African Regional Trading Agreements: A Landscape with Measures to Address Challenges at Harmonization Jaime DE MELO, Julien GOURDON, Dzmitry KNIAHIN, Mondher MIMOUNI

To become operational, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) must harmonize Rules of Origin (ROO) across Africa’s Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) along two dimensions: regime-wide rules and product-specific rules. This paper describes and evaluates these ROO across the major multi…

mars 2021 Prospects and Challenges for Supply Chain Trade under the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Jaime DE MELO, Anna Twum

African countries are negotiating the African Continental Free Trade Area with the aim to spearhead global value chain (GVC) trade among African countries as a driver for robust economic growth. This paper evaluates the participation of sub-Saharan African Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in …