Publications

janvier 2021 Au revoir, Soumaïla Paul DERREUMAUX

Au Mali, comme en beaucoup d’autres lieux, au moins en Afrique, Soumaïla Cissé était pour le plus grand nombre tout simplement Soumaïla, comme s’il était le parent ou même le frère que chacun de nous voudrait avoir. Pas de sigles en trois lettres comme pour beaucoup d’hommes politiques qui se sen…

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 Shaping Mauritius’ future: Education, Services, and Environmental Protection Jaime DE MELO

Despite Mauritius’ history of resilience, Jaime de Melo highlights some of the country’s fragilities in terms of governance, environmental protection and human capital. In the short-run, he calls on the country to improve its governance by committing to external scrutiny and to resist protectioni…

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 The determinants of internal conflict in the world: How to estimate the risks and better target prevention efforts? Sosso FEINDOUNO, Laurent WAGNER

Recent years have seen an increase in the number and intensity of armed conflicts. The dynamics of conflicts have been fuelled in particular by an increase in the number and intensity of terrorist incidents and an increasingly important part played by organised crime. However, the intensity of vi…

décembre 2020 The determinants of internal conflict in the world: How to estimate the risks and better target prevention efforts? Sosso FEINDOUNO, Laurent WAGNER

Recent years have seen an increase in the number and intensity of armed conflicts. The dynamics of conflicts have been fuelled in particular by an increase in the number and intensity of terrorist incidents and an increasingly important part played by organised crime. However, the intensity of vi…