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…

mars 2021 A new approach for evaluation of the economic impact of decentralized electrification projects Jean-Claude BERTHÉLEMY, Mathilde MAUREL

This paper proposes a new methodology for evaluating off-grid electrification projects, based upon Nighttime Light (NTL) observations, obtained by a combination of Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) data and Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) data. The methodology cons…

janvier 2021 Mesurer l’impact des projets d’électrification décentralisée: une approche par triangulation Jean-Claude BERTHÉLEMY

La FERDI a mis au point une initiative originale pour évaluer l’impact et identifier les bonnes pratiques des projets d’accès aux services essentiels, en s’appuyant sur l’exemple des projets d’électrification décentralisée. Un grand nombre de résultats de travaux d’évaluation de tels projets a ét…

janvier 2021 Les nouveaux modèles de financements des services essentiels Jean-Michel SEVERINO

Les États ont investi de manière croissante ces dernières années dans le secteur de l’eau, de l’assainissement et de l’énergie sur le continent africain. Néanmoins, l’étendue des infrastructures se situe encore bien en dessous de la moyenne mondiale, et la croissance démographique sur le continen…

janvier 2021 Does mobile money services adoption foster intra-African goods trade? Fayçal SAWADOGO, Abdoul-Akim WANDAOGO

Using a propensity score matching methodology, we study the causal effect of mobile money services adoption on intra-African goods trade. We find that countries that adopted MM register a higher goods trade share in GDP of about 0.6 percent in comparison to non-adopters.

décembre 2020 Advancing digital frontiers in African economies: lessons learned from firm-level innovations Joël CARIOLLE, David A. CARROLL

Multiple initiatives across sub-Saharan Africa are currently leveraging digital technologies to provide transformative solutions to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as well as consumers across the region. This paper presents a deeper dive on several promising key players currently push…

décembre 2020 The tax burden on mobile network operators in Africa Grégoire ROTA-GRAZIOSI, Fayçal SAWADOGO

We estimate the tax burden on the mobile telecommunication sector in twenty-five African countries. This tax burden encompasses not only standard and particular taxes under the control of the Ministry of Finance (MoF), but also fees raised by national telecommunication Regulatory Agency (RA). Giv…

novembre 2020 Firm growth in developing countries: Driven by external shocks or internal characteristics? Florian LÉON

The purpose of this paper is to assess the importance of external shocks relative to internal characteristics in explaining variation of firm growth in developing countries. To do so, we compile firm-level panel data covering 12,562 firms operating in 72 low-income and middle-income countries. Ou…

novembre 2020 Education and Protection of the Environment to shape Mauritius’ future in a COVID-19 landscape Jaime DE MELO

In a span of fifty years, Mauritius has reached high-income status according to the World Bank criterion. Key to this success was the combination of: (i) effective policies; (ii) resilience to shocks; (iii) adaptation to changing external events cemented by close collaboration between Government,…