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Recent publications
Concurrent wasting and stunting among under‐five children in Niakhar, Senegal Michel GARENNE, Mark MYATT, Tanya KHARA, Carmel DOLAN, André BRIEND

The study describes the patterns of concurrent wasting and stunting (WaSt) among children age 6–59 months living in the 1980s in Niakhar, a rural area of Senegal under demographic surveillance. Wasting and stunting were defined by z scores lower than −2 in weight for height and height for age. Both conditions were found to be highly […]

Improving screening for malnourished children at high risk of death: a study of children aged 6–59 months in rural Senegal Mark MYATT, Tanya KHARA, Carmel DOLAN, Michel GARENNE, André BRIEND

Objective To investigate whether children with concurrent wasting and stunting require therapeutic feeding and to better understand whether multiple diagnostic criteria are needed to identify children with a high risk of death and in need of treatment. Design Community-based cohort study, following 5751 children through time. Each child was visited up to four times at […]

Telecommunication Submarine- Cable Deployment and the Digital Divide in Sub-Saharan Africa Joël CARIOLLE

The recent deployment of fibre-optic submarine cables (SMCs) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) raised the prospects for the digital economy expansion and the whole sub-continent take-off, but also exposed countries and populations to new sources of vulnerability. This paper provides empirical evidence on the ambivalent effect of SMC deployment on the digital divide in 46 SSA […]

Boom de l’économie numérique en Afrique Subsaharienne : quelles perspectives pour l’emploi ? Joël CARIOLLE

Dans un article célèbre, Gordon (2012) souligne que l’impact de la troisième révolution industrielle, marquée par la pénétration des ordinateurs, de l’Internet et des téléphones portables, sur la productivité du travail et sur l’emploi aux États-Unis est très limité par rapport à celui de la première révolution industrielle (caractérisée par l’invention et le développement des […]

Impact of decentralized electrification projects on sustainable development: A meta-analysis Jean-Claude BERTHELEMY, Arnaud MILLIEN

This paper is the first product of a project which aims to build a Collaborative Smart Mapping of Mini-grid Action (CoSMMA), whose principal objective is to identify best practice in decentralized electrification projects. By evaluation of 421 projects, from published research papers, we have built a pilot CoSMMA which proves its feasibility. Its relevance is […]

Cinquante ans d’évolution de la fécondité à Niakhar (1963-2012) Michel GARENNE, Pierre CANTRELLE, Valérie DELAUNAY, Charles BECKER

Fondé en 1962 en zone rurale à 150 km de Dakar, l’observatoire de Niakhar est le plus ancien observatoire de population en Afrique encore en activité. Au coeur d’une histoire scientifique et humaine originale, il a permis d’assurer le suivi sanitaire, démographique, social, économique et environnemental de plus de deux générations. En revisitant 50 années […]

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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.

November 30, 2018 - Munich CESifo Area Conference on the Economics of Digitization

Presentation by Joël Cariolle (FERDI) on telecommunication Submarine-Cable Deployment and the Digital Divide in Sub-Saharan Africa

November 27, 2018 - Paris Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum 2018

Jaime de Melo (FERDI) contributed to the parallel session on International Competitiveness (28 November at 4:30 pm)

November 15, 2018 - Paris Launch of the blog “Entreprenante Afrique”

Official launch of the blog “Entreprenante Afrique” with a conference gathering journalists, bloggers, and the blog’s founding partners: I & P, FERDI and the Club Africain des Entrepreneurs.

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”

September 6, 2018 - Moscou Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade Conference (DEGIT) XXIII

Joël Cariolle (FERDI) : Digital vulnerability and the local performance of firms in developing and transition countries.

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