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Recent publications
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. […]

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 […]

A model for sharing mineral resource rent in African countries Yannick BOUTERIGE, Bertrand LAPORTE, Céline DE QUATREBARBES

The debate on the sharing of mineral resource rent between governments and investors is recurrent. It resurfaces especially when the prices of minerals increase. The question is an important one for African countries, more than half of which produce mineral resources. However, there are no public databases to analyse and compare the fiscal and parafiscal […]

A database on mining taxation in African countries Yannick BOUTERIGE, Bertrand LAPORTE, Céline DE QUATREBARBES

The legal database lists the laws and regulations that govern the taxation and mining activity of each country. Taxation in force during a year is based on a multitude of legal texts. Filters allow you to select only those that are in force during the selected year(s). Legal texts are classified by theme to facilitate […]

L’évaluation des dépenses fiscales : des principes à la pratique – guide méthodologique Anne-Marie GEOURJON, Yannick BOUTERIGE, Emilie CALDEIRA, Bertrand LAPORTE, Céline DE QUATREBARBES

Ce guide a été réalisé par la Fondation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (Ferdi), par une équipe coordonnée par Anne- Marie Geourjon et composée de Bertrand Laporte, Emilie Caldeira, Céline de Quatrebarbes et Yannick Bouterige. Il s’appuie sur les expériences d’évaluation des dépenses fiscales de la Ferdi dans plusieurs pays en […]

Reported Corruption vs. Experience of Corruption in Public Procurement Contracts Bernard GAUTHIER, Frédéric LESNÉ

This paper examines the accuracy of estimates of corruption reported in business surveys by comparing reported experience of corruption in public procurement from Malagasy firms having won public contracts with a more objective measure of corruption in the sector using a red flag indicator of corruption risk. This red flag indicator of corruption identifies contracts […]

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Recent events
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 27, 2018 - Saint Denis de La Réunion International conference on The Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) in the Indian Ocean

Jaime de Melo (FERDI, University of Geneva) gave a presentation on preferential trade agreements in the era SDGs.

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.

September 18, 2018 - Paris Formation sur l’investissement d’impact : une nouvelle génération de financements au service des enjeux de société – Session 2018

Investisseurs & Partenaires and Ferdi are pleased to inform you of the second edition of the Impact Investment Training to be held from September 18 to 20, 2018 at I&P Headquarters, 9 rue Notre Dame des Victoires, 75002 Paris

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