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Recent publications
Financial Deepening, Terms of Trade Shocks, and Growth Volatility in Low-Income Countries Roland Kangni KPODAR, Maëlan LE GOFF, Raju Jan SINGH

This paper contributes to the literature by looking at the possible importance of the structure of the financial system—whether financial intermediation is performed through banks or markets—for macroeconomic volatility, against the backdrop of increased policy attention on strengthening growth resilience. With low income countries (LICs) being the most vulnerable to large and frequent terms of […]

Barriers to trade in environmental goods: How Important they are and what should developing countries expect from their removal Jaime DE MELO, Jean-marc SOLLEDER

Few developing countries have participated in the environmental goods agreement (EGA) negotiations to reduce barriers on trade in Environmental Goods (EGs). Reasons for this reluctance are first reviewed along with a comprehensive description of barriers to trade (tariffs and NTBs) on two lists of EGs used in negotiations comprised mostly industrial products (The APEC and […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[2018-3]School or work? The role of weather shocks in Madagascar Francesca MARCHETTA, David SAHN, Luca TIBERTI

We examine the impact of rainfall variability and cyclones on schooling and work among a cohort of teens and young adults by estimating a bivariate probit model, using a panel survey conducted in 2004 and 2011 in Madagascar—a poor island nation that is frequently affected by extreme weather events. Our results show that negative rainfall […]

Analyse de la relation entre commerce et le marché de l’emploi dans l’UEMOA Céline CARRERE

Dans une étude récente, Carrère et al. (2016) montrent que l’effet du commerce sur le chômage dépend du fonctionnement du marché du travail dans les secteurs bénéficiant d’avantages comparatifs. L’impact du commerce international sur le chômage serait positif si l’avantage comparatif porte sur des secteurs dont le marché du travail est sujet à des frictions […]

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Recent events
February 14, 2019 - Paris Foreign exchange policy and sustainable development in low–income countries

A conference organised by the Banque de France and FERDI (Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development), in association with AFD (French Development agency).

December 14, 2018 - Tbilisi International Solidarity and Innovative Financing Forum

Matthieu Boussichas, Head of programme at FERDI,  will speak at the parallel session on civil society perspective.

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 […]

October 18, 2018 - Brussels European Think Tanks Group : Research conference

Matthieu Boussichas (FERDI) spoke at the parallel session entitled “How can the European Union sustain the momentum of “transforming our world”?

September 25, 2018 - Abidjan Regional seminar – Modernization of customs procedures and controls in major West African seaports.

Anne-Marie Geourjon, FERDI Head of program, was an IMF expert attendee.

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