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November 15, 2018 - GDRI IDE Network Conference
October 1, 2018 - Clermont-Ferrand Research residence of Mr. Arcade Ndoricimpa
Recent publications
September 2018 Fiscal Convergence in Africa: What Role for Regional Economic Communities? Daouda SEMBENE, Vigninou GAMMADIGBE, Ismaël ISSIFOU, Sampawende J.-A. TAPSOBA

The literature on Optimal Currency Areas (OCA) has identified several channels for the ex post justification of common monetary areas based on the synchronicity criterion. These include trade, cross-border investments, mobility of factors, mobility of goods and services, and fiscal convergence of member countries. We focus on the later for the African continent. We analyze […]

September 2018 Challenges ahead for Trade Promotion Organizations in Africa Mauro BOFFA, Jaime DE MELO

This study provides an anatomy of the activities of Trade Promotion Organizations (TPOs) in Sub-Saharan Africa, mostly LDCs. Both opportunities and challenges facing TPOs were identified by using a quantitative survey administered online and a structured questionnaire used during phone interviews. The study relied on ITCs’ TPO Network and contacts through FERDI and IGC. Of […]

April 2018 [2018-5]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 […]

April 2018 [2018-4]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 […]

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Recent events
September 17, 2018 - Clermont-Ferrand Health Economics Training

Avec le soutien du Gouvernement Princier de la Principauté de Monaco et de la Fondation Mérieux, la Ferdi propose une formation en économie de la santé qui se tiendra du 17 au 21 septembre 2018 dans les locaux de la Ferdi à Clermont-Ferrand.

September 13, 2018 - Varsovie European Trade Study Group (ETSG) 2018

Presentation by Jaime de Melo (FERDI and University of Geneva) and Jean-Marc Solleder (University of Geneva) : “Barriers to Trade in Environmental Goods”

June 19, 2018 - Nemera Mamo (Queen Mary University London)

Natural Resources and Political Patronage in Africa: An Ethnicit Level AnalysisAbstract : We investigate the effect of resource discoveries on ethnicity level political patronage in Africa using a large geospatial dataset of more than 250 ethnic groups in 15 countries over the period 1960 to 2004. We find that the first (or single first) resource […]

April 11, 2018 - Madrid Sustainable mobility: challenges for the sector – With Teresa Ribero

11:30 a.m KINEPOLIS An intervention by Teresa Ribera at the Gasnam conference, on "Natural gas: intelligent ecology for mobility". The conference will bring together national and international experts to discuss issues such as air quality, emissions in our cities and  …

February 21, 2018 - Dakar First Steering committee of the Offshore West Africa project

On 21 February 2018, the first steering committee of the Offshore West Africa Project was held in Dakar, Senegal. The project is funded by the Mava Foundation and coordinated by IDDRI. This meeting provided an opportunity for partners to plan activities for the coming months  …

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