janvier 2020 Zone franc, croissance économique et réduction de la pauvreté Sosso FEINDOUNO, Samuel GUÉRINEAU, Patrick GUILLAUMONT, Sylviane GUILLAUMONT JEANNENEY, Patrick PLANE

Une étude indépendante, menée dans le but de faire le point sur la question de savoir si au cours des quarante dernières années pour les pays africains qui en sont membres, l’appartenance à la Zone franc a eu un impact sur la croissance économique et la réduction de la pauvreté.

janvier 2020 Présentation : Looking Ahead to 2021 in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs: the Agenda for Research, Outreach and Activities. Comments by Patrick Guillaumont Patrick GUILLAUMONT

Présentation de Patrick Guillaumont (Ferdi), réunion d’experts du groupe “LDC IV Monitor”, organisée par le Commonwealth, Londres, 29 janvier 2020.

janvier 2020 Présentation : Out of the trap Supporting the least developed countries Patrick GUILLAUMONT

Présentation de Patrick Guillaumont (Ferdi), CNUCED, Genève, 23 janvier 2020

avril 2018 Decentralization, spending efficiency and pro-poor outcomes in Morocco Maria EL KHDARI, Babacar SARR

This paper studies how decentralization affects poverty, vulnerability, and inequality in Morocco, in the context of ongoing regionalization reforms. We use different non-parametric approaches to assess spending efficiency of Moroccan municipalities and regions over the period 2005-2009. The results indicate that the efficiency of spending in improving pro-poor outcomes is dependent on the fiscal autonomy […]

avril 2018 Deconcentration, political and fiscal decentralization, in Morocco Maria EL KHDARI

The paper examines how the Government of Morocco has addressed the issue of decentralization in recent years and how these processes have evolved and affected fiscal and public policies. More specifically, this paper analyzes the current legislative and institutional provisions governing administrative, political and fiscal decentralization in Morocco and presents a detailed analysis of the […]

avril 2018 School or work? The role of weather shocks in Madagascar Francesca MARCHETTA, David SAHN, Luca TIBERTI

We examine the impact of rainfall variability and cyclones on schooling and work among a cohort of teens and young adults by estimating a bivariate probit model, using a panel survey conducted in 2004 and 2011 in Madagascar—a poor island nation that is frequently affected by extreme weather events. Our results show that negative rainfall […]

mars 2018 [2018-2]Inégalités et vulnérabilités en Nouvelle-Calédonie Michaël GOUJON

This short note recalls the debated conclusions of the literature on the impact of decolonization for small islands. It also presents an overview of compared performances of New-Caledonia in terms of human development and inequalities. It concludes with some thoughts on the vulnerability of New-Caledonia, in the face of climate change particularly.

mars 2018 CO2 mitigation in developing countries: the role of foreign aid Mohamed BOLY

This paper empirically investigates the link between foreign aid and pollution, specifically CO2 emissions in developing countries. We use a more complete and recent dataset to re-assess the environmental impact of foreign aid. Focusing on 112 aid recipient countries over the period 1980 – 2013, we find that the effect of aid depends on the […]

février 2018 Income-generating Effects of Biofuel Policies: A Meta-analysis of the CGE Literature Johanna CHOUMERT, Pascale COMBES MOTEL, Charlain GUEGANG DJIMELI

While the production of biofuels has expanded in recent years, findings in the literature on its impact on economic growth and development remain contradictory. This paper presents a meta-analysis of computable general equilibrium (CGE) studies published between 2006 and 2017 on the effect of biofuel production on economic development worldwide. Using 30 CGE studies, we […]


We examine how inflation targeting (IT) and fiscal rules (FR) affect inflation and fiscal performance in a large panel of countries during 1990–2009. In line with theory, both FR and IT appear to shape monetary and fiscal outcomes. Significant cross-effects seem to exist as IT strengthens fiscal performance, whereas the combination of FR and IT […]