Publications

décembre 2020 COVID-19 and socioeconomic development in Africa: The first 6 months (February 2020-August 2020) Michel GARENNE

The study covers the first 6 months of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemics in 56 African countries (February 2020-August 2020). It links epidemiological parameters (incidence, case fatality) with demographic parameters (population density, urbanization, population concentration, fer…

décembre 2020 Agricultural Commodities of Ethiopia, Madagascar and Tanzania Luca CHIARATO, Magdi FARAHAT, Raymond SANER, Lichia YIU

The authors assess to what extent the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) provides assistance to LDCs through its “Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS)” towards more effective trade and development policies. The DTISs raison d’étre is to improve LDC’s trade capabilities and – thence – reduc…

décembre 2020 Boys are more likely to be undernourished than girls: a systematic review and meta-analysis of sex differences in undernutrition Michel GARENNE

Excess male morbidity and mortality is well recognised in neonatal medicine and infant health. In contrast, within global nutrition, it is commonly assumed that girls are more at risk of experiencing undernutrition. We aimed to explore evidence for any male/female differences in child undernutrit…

décembre 2020 A Sensitivity Analysis on the Economic Vulnerability-Growth Nexus: Theory and Practice Ibrahima Amadou DIALLO

This paper performs a sensitivity analysis of the effects of the Economic Vulnerability Index (EVI) on economic growth both theoretically and empirically. The first part uses Continuous Time Stochastic Optimal Control techniques to build a stochastic endogenous growthmodel which illustrates that…

décembre 2020 Valéry Giscard d’Estaing (1926-2020), président d’honneur de la Ferdi Patrick GUILLAUMONT

Dès sa création en 2003 le conseil d’administration de la Ferdi a pu s’enorgueillir d’avoir comme président d’honneur l’ancien grand Président de la République (1974-1981), devenu plus tard un exceptionnel Président de Région (1986- 2004). Son lien avec la Ferdi et précédemment avec le Cerdi étai…

décembre 2020 International connectivity and the digital divide in Sub-Saharan Africa Joël CARIOLLE

In recent decades, international connectivity has improved significantly with the worldwide deployment of some 400 fiber submarine cables (SMCs), transmitting more than 99% of international telecommunications. If sub-Saharan African (SSA) has long remained excluded from this interconnection proce…

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…

décembre 2020 Les opérateurs de téléphonie mobile plus taxés que les mines d’or en Afrique ? Grégoire ROTA-GRAZIOSI, Fayçal SAWADOGO

La taxe sur les appels internet via WhatsApp, Skype ou Viber a déclenché de nombreuses protestations au Liban entraînant la crise politique du pays quelques mois plus tard. De nombreux autres pays, particulièrement en Afrique sub-saharienne (comme l’Ouganda, la Zambie, ou encore le Kenya) ont ins…

décembre 2020 International Connectivity and the Digital Divide in Sub-Saharan Africa Joël CARIOLLE

During the last decades, international connectivity has improved significantly with the worldwide deployment of some 400 fiber submarine cables (SMCs), transmitting more than 99% of international telecommunications. If sub-Saharan African (SSA) has long remained excluded from this interconnection…