Publications

août 2022 The Use of Digital for Public Service Provision in Sub-Saharan Africa Jenny C. AKER, Joël CARIOLLE

Accessible, affordable and qualitative public service delivery is critical for the well-being of populations living in developing countries and for the functioning of their economy, but these services are often undermined by market imperfections and weak institutions (Aker, 2017). In light of the…

août 2022 The Use of Digital for Public Service Provision in Sub-Saharan Africa Joël CARIOLLE

The objective of this report is to provide an in-depth review of the digitization of public service provision in Sub-Saharan Africa in general and West Africa in particular by highlighting both the opportunities and the challenges faced by digital initiatives multiplication in the region.

août 2022 L’Afrique, étonnante et résiliente, face aux menaces d’inflation et de récession Paul DERREUMAUX

Une partie du monde est depuis 2021 sous le coup de deux menaces économiques ; le retour d’une inflation forte, et peut-être durable ; un ralentissement marqué de la croissance économique, voire une récession à plus ou moins large échelle. Les pays d’Afrique subsaharienne n’échappent pas à ces tu…

août 2022 Digital Connectedness and Exports Upgrading: Is Sub Saharan Africa Catching Up? Joël CARIOLLE, Camille DA PIEDADE

In this paper, we highlight a new dimension of the submarine cable infrastructure network, termed ‘digital connectedness’, reflecting a country’s digital proximity to main world markets, and assess its impact on export upgrading. Adopting an instrumental variables approach conducted in a sample o…

juillet 2022 Averaging is Key to Build and Use a Multidimensional Vulnerability Index Patrick GUILLAUMONT

In the general presentation of the criteria that the MVI should meet, we emphasized the importance of the way by which the three dimensions of the MVI are averaged in a single index and the need to limit the substitutability between them, so that the specific vulnerability of each country can be …

juillet 2022 The Landscape of CO2 Emissions Across Africa: A Comparative Perspective Jaime DE MELO, Jean-Marc SOLLEDER

Expansion of Global Value Chains (GVCs) is a mixed blessing for the environment. Effects of growth and emissions from transport associated with international trade have negative effects; but greater flows of knowledge and associated spillovers, and adoption of environmentally innovative products …

juillet 2022 Opinion: The World Bank should become the ‘IMF of climate’ Rabah AREZKI, Philippe LE HOUÉROU

The United Nations should entrust the World Bank Group with a clear mandate on global climate stability by monitoring countries’ commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions. …/… Blog sur https://www.devex.com.

juillet 2022 Civil Conflict and Firm Recovery: Evidence from Côte d’Ivoire Ibrahima DOSSO, Florian LÉON

This paper examines how firms bounce back after a short, albeit severe, civil conflict. Thanks to a rich firm-level database, we follow surviving enterprises before, during and after the 2011 post-electoral crisis in Côte d’Ivoire. Main findings are summarized as follows. First, recovery was rapi…

juillet 2022 L’intégration régionale est-elle un instrument de résilience pour les pays de la CEMAC ? Mathias Marie Adrien NDINGA

Les chocs adverses représentent des défis cruciaux pour les pays engagés dans le processus d’intégration régionale du fait de leurs effets néfastes et, parfois, asymétriques sur les différentes économies. Étant donné que les processus d’intégration régionale influencent le fonctionnement des État…

juillet 2022 The drivers of COVID-19 vaccination attitudes in a low-income country Assessment and policy implications in Burkina Faso Marlène GUILLON, Jacky MATHONNAT

Despite low numbers of COVID-19 infections, most African countries have implemented very restrictive sanitary measures to protect their health systems since the start of the pandemic. While of crucial importance in preventing a surge of the epidemic, the drastic sanitary measures adopted by most …