Publications

septembre 2020 Digital Technologies for Small and Medium Enterprises and job creation in Sub-Saharan Africa Joël CARIOLLE

This report is an attempt to deepen the comprehension of the past, current and forthcoming transformations induced by the diffusion of digital technologies among African small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

septembre 2020 Digital spillovers and SMEs’ performance in Sub-Saharan Africa Joël CARIOLLE

In this policy brief, we use survey data from the WBES to provide an empirical assessment of the contribution of digital technologies diffusion to African SMEs’ performance. Compared to existing empirical evidence on the impacts of digital technologies on African firms, the quantitative analysis …

septembre 2020 L’ironie du Corona: Épidémie de Covid-19 et développement en Afrique. Les 6 premiers mois (février – août 2020) Michel GARENNE

L’étude porte sur les six premiers mois de l’épidémie de Covid-19 dans les 56 pays et territoires d’Afrique. Elle relie les paramètres épidémiologiques (incidence, létalité) à des paramètres démographiques (densité de population, urbanisation, degré de concentration, fécondité, mortalité, struct…

septembre 2020 Bilateral digital connectivity and firm participation in export markets Joël CARIOLLE, Jaime DE MELO, Michele IMBRUNO

This paper studies how bilateral digital connectivity resulting from telecommunications submarine cable (SMC) deployment affects firm participation in export markets. Using an unbalanced panel of bilateral trade data from 48 countries during the period 1997-2014, we find that a SMC connection bet…

septembre 2020 Education systems and foreign direct investment: does external efficiency matter? Sampawende J.-A. TAPSOBA

This paper examines the effect of the efficiency of the education system on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). First, it applies a frontier-based measure as a proxy of the ability of countries to optimally convert the average years of schooling into income for individuals. Second, it shows the rela…

septembre 2020 Aid Volatility, Human Capital, and Growth Pierre-Richard AGÉNOR, Nihal BAYRAKTAR

We study the effect of aid volatility on education outcomes and economic growth, in a model that focuses on a low-income economy where acquiring skills benefits from public subsidies partly financed through foreign aid. By creating uncertainty about the net return to education, a high degree of a…

septembre 2020 Foreign Exchange Intervention and Financial Stability Pierre-Richard AGÉNOR, Timothy P. JACKSON, Luiz A. PEREIRA DA SILVA

This paper studies the effects of sterilized foreign exchange market intervention in an open-economy model with financial frictions and imperfect capital mobility. The central bank operates a managed float regime and issues sterilization bonds that are imperfect substitutes (as a result of econom…

septembre 2020 Capital controls and welfare with cross-border bank capital flows Pierre-Richard AGÉNOR

This performance of time-varying capital controls on cross-border bank borrowing is studied in an open-economy, dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model with financial frictions and imperfect capital mobility. The model is parameterized for a middle-income country and replicates the stylized …

septembre 2020 Présentation du rapport de la Chaire numérique “The Use of Digital for Public Service Provision in Sub-Saharan Africa” Joël CARIOLLE

Présentation de Cariolle J. (FERDI), Webinaire “Confiance numérique et fourniture de services de base en Afrique”, 17 septembre 2020.

septembre 2020 Revue d’économie du développement 2019/2 (vol.27): 13e Conférence internationale de l’AFD sur le développement « Inégalités et lien social »

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.