Publications

juin 2021 Delivering regional public goods is key for successful African regional integration Bruce BYIERS, Jaime DE MELO

The “Africa Rising” narrative of strong economic growth over the past 20 years fueled by rising demand for primary commodities has failed to generate enough good jobs, in spite of the demographic dividend of a large working-age population. As recently put at the African Innovation summit, the dev…

juin 2021 Harmonising rules of origin for the African continental free trade area Jaime DE MELO, Julien GOURDON, Dzmitry KNIAHIN, Mondher MIMOUNI

For the African continental free trade area to become fully operational, it is essential for the 54 signatory countries to reach agreement on harmonisation of rules of origins – the ‘Made in Africa’ criteria to ensure that only bona fide African products will benefit from tariff concessions. This…

juin 2021 Revisiting the Relationship between Trade Liberalization and Taxation Rabah AREZKI, Alou Adessé DAMA, Grégoire ROTA-GRAZIOSI

This paper explores the dynamic effects of trade liberalization on tax revenue using a worldwide panel dataset. Results point to statistically significant negative effect of liberalization on (non- resource) tax revenues in the short term and no significant effect in the medium term. Liberalizati…

juin 2021 Foreign direct investment and domestic private investment in Sub-Saharan African countries: crowding-in or out? Askandarou DIALLO, Luc JACOLIN, Isabelle RABAUD

With a fall of 42% of Foreign Direct investment (FDI) flows worldwide in 2020, the Covid-19 crisis has raised important concerns about the impact of this source of financing on economic growth in Africa, in particular through its effect on national investment. While FDI is often seen as a welcome…

juin 2021 Revue d’économie du développement 2020/1 (Vol. 28): Varia

La Revue d’Économie du Développement est une revue d’analyse économique appliquée au développement et aux relations internationales, un lieu d’échanges scientifiques sur des thèmes économiques essentiels.

juin 2021 Projets de développement, conditions de vie et activité économique dans les pays du G5 Sahel Jean-Louis ARCAND, Lamissa BARRO

Cet article présente une méthode originale d’évaluation de l’impact des projets d’aide au développement dans les zones fragiles et difficiles d’accès, sur la base d’un exemple appliqué aux pays du G5 Sahel.

mai 2021 African regional integration: A problem-driven approach to delivering regional public goods Bruce BYIERS, Antoine CAZALS, Jaime DE MELO, Alfonso MEDINILLA

The paper focuses on the factors that determine the supply of RPGs as a way to better understand these implementation gaps, moving away from uniform thinking about regional cooperation and towards one that is more adaptive and “problem driven.” The characteristics of the different aggregator tech…

mai 2021 Présentation : La fiscalisation de l’aide. Contribution de la Ferdi. Anne-Marie GEOURJON

Anne-Marie Geourjon (Ferdi), Webinaire ATI (Addis Tax Inititative) sur la fiscalisation de l’aide. 28 mai 2021

mai 2021 Export Growth – Fuel Price Nexus in Developing Countries: Real or False Concern? Kodjovi EKLOU, Stefania FABRIZIO, Roland Kangni KPODAR

This paper investigates the impact of domestic fuel price increases on export growth in a sample of 77 developing countries over the period 2000-2014. Using a fixed-effect estimator and the local projection approach, we find that an increase in domestic gasoline or diesel price adversely affects …