Publications

avril 2022 (Mis-)information technology: Internet use and perception of democracy in Africa Joël CARIOLLE, Yasmine ELKHATEEB, Mathilde MAUREL

This paper investigates the impact of internet use as a means of accessing news on African citizens’ demand for and perception of the supply of democracy. This question is addressed using cross-sectional data from the last three rounds of the Afrobarometer survey for a sample of 25 African countr…

avril 2022 How impact evaluation methods influence the outcomes of development projects? Evidence from a meta-analysis on decentralized solar nano projects Fatoumata CISSÉ

This study analyzes the effect of impact evaluation methodologies on the positive and negative outcomes of decentralized solar nano projects in developing countries. Data originate from the Collaborative Smart Mapping of Mini-grid Actions (CoSMMA) developed by the Foundation for Studies and Resea…

avril 2022 The State of Digital Financial Services in Francophone West Africa Jenny C. AKER, David A. CARROLL

The introduction of digital financial services (DFS) offers new opportunities to reduce the transaction costs associated with money transfers. Over the past decade, the number of DFS deployments has increased substantially, with over 300 deployments worldwide as of 2020. While there is substantia…

mars 2022 Towards an Environmental Goods Agreement Style (EGAST) agenda to improve the regime complex for climate change Jaime DE MELO, Jean-Marc SOLLEDER

Chapter 13 in Handbook on Trade Policy and Climate Change.

mars 2022 Lost in impact : une nouvelle cartographie pour les aventuriers du sens Jean-Michel SEVERINO

Impact, sens. Le merveilleux film de Sofia Coppola, « Lost in Translation », de 2003, disserte avec génie sur la rencontre, le mal-être, le langage, l’isolement… Avec une infinie modestie, l’objet de cet article est, à son image, de rendre compte de la rencontre si difficile et il faut l’espérer …

mars 2022 How internet helped firms cope with COVID-19 Joël CARIOLLE, Florian LÉON

Since 2020, the stringent distancing measures put in place around the world in response to the spread of the COVID virus have highlighted the vital importance of digital technologies for maintaining economic exchanges and social interactions. As a result, increased digitalization may have softene…

mars 2022 Comment internet a aidé les entreprises à faire face à la Covid-19 Joël CARIOLLE, Florian LÉON

Depuis 2020, les mesures de distanciation rigoureuses mises en place dans le monde entier en réponse à la propagation du virus Covid-19 ont mis en évidence l’importance vitale des technologies numériques pour le maintien des échanges économiques et des interactions sociales. Ainsi, une numérisati…

mars 2022 Using a Vulnerability Index to Simulate a Reallocation of SDRs? Alban CORNIER, Laurent WAGNER

The voluntary reallocation of a portion of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) from advanced countries to developing countries is potentially an important transformation in the international monetary system. Attention has so far been focused on the channels of this reallocation, because of the need to …

mars 2022 How internet helped firms cope with COVID-19 Joël CARIOLLE, Florian LÉON

This paper questions whether firms’ internet connectivity and adoption helped them cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Using data on 31,387 firms from 39 developing and developed economies, our results stress that businesses using website before the crisis showed higher absorption capacities than ot…

février 2022 Climate migration frightens… climate poverty is frightening! Michal BURZYŃSKI, Jaime DE MELO, Christoph DEUSTER, Frédéric DOCQUIER

Published during the 2021 COP26 summit in Glasgow, this eBook provides a selection of solution-oriented research studies first featured on CEPR’s policy platform VoxEU.org, which highlight key policy issues for governments going forward, as well as detailed analyses of the effectiveness of polici…