Recent publications
January 2019 Measuring and improving the performance of customs valuation controls: An illustration with Gabon Joël CARIOLLE, Cyril CHALENDARD, Anne-Marie GEOURJON, Bertrand LAPORTE

Modern customs administrations aim to both facilitate legal trade and combat fraud. To meet this dual objective, many customs administrations in developing countries must give risk management a highly prominent role. In this context of modernisation, this paper first provides stylised facts on the performance of the customs controls carried out at the Gabon border. […]

January 2019 Does an Inclusive Citizenship Law Promote Economic Development? Patrick IMAM, Roland Kangni KPODAR

This paper analyzes the impact of citizenship laws on economic development. We first document the evolution of citizenship laws around the world, highlighting the main features of jus soli, jus sanguinis as well as mixed regimes, and shedding light on the channels through which they could have differentiated impact on economic development. We then compile […]

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
January 9, 2019 - Clermont-Ferrand Formation sur la modélisation des risques volcaniques liés aux retombées de cendre

Une formation du Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans (OPGC – Université Clermont Auvergne) et de la Ferdi à l’intention de cadres d’AXA Assurances.

December 17, 2018 - Paris 8th Annual Conference on immigration in OECD countries

Jaime de Melo (FERDI, University of Geneva) gave a lecture on Climate change, Inequality, and Migration

November 15, 2018 - GDRI IDE Network Conference

Clermont-FerrandThe IDE-GDRI network holds a conference every two years, starting this year on 15-16 November 2018 at the Centre of Studies and Research on International Development (CERDI) and School of Economics, Université Clermont Auvergne in Clermont-Ferrand. The 2018 edition will cover all aspects of development economics. The GDRI-IDE Symposium will be held at the Center […]

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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