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Recent publications
Reconstruction and transformation: the key role of financing for sustainable development and the public development banks Sébastien Treyer

How to finance the recovery and transformation of entire sectors of the economy Every country and every territory is different: each one will have to find its own path to the reconstruction and restructuring of its economy, in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which must […]

Reconciling recovery and sustainability on the ground: the role of subnational public development banks Maria Alejandr…, Sergio Gusmão …, Cinthia Helena…, Adauto Modesto…

Thinking local, acting global A recent study published by the OECD estimated that 65% of the 169 targets underlying the 17 SDGs will not be reached without proper engagement of and coordination with local and regional governments.1 Furthermore, the Covid-19 crisis has been a strong reminder of the integrated and interconnected nature of the common […]

A shock that shakes our certainties about the resilience of our societies: what international responses? Sébastien Treyer, Nicolas Berghmans

Do we need a new social contract? In Asia, the countries that seem to have coped best with the crisis are those that have already experienced this moral imperative in depth in previous health crises. But in tomorrow’s world, where such crises are likely to be recurrent, the fact that some of the best-resourced countries […]

What the Covid-19 economic crisis could change to the development finance agenda Tancrède Voituriez

A heavy blow for poor countries: DFIs need to step up The Covid-19 turned into a major economic crisis for low-income countries well before the pandemic peaked in these countries. And containment and lockdown measures are expected to bring additional economic hardship in countries where informal jobs make up for 75% or more of labour […]

The role of Public Development Banks in supporting the post-COVID-19 crisis recovery in emerging and developing countries Maria Alejandr…

Servicing debts The more than 400 PDBs around the world can play a vital role not only in minimising economic decline and supporting recovery, but also in financing structural transformation, helping to lay the foundations for a financial model that is conducive to an equitable and sustainable growth, in line with the 2030 Agenda’s Sustainable […]

Un choc qui ébranle nos certitudes sur la résilience de nos sociétés : quelles réponses internationales ? Sébastien Treyer, Nicolas Berghmans

Faut-il un nouveau contrat social ? En Asie, les pays qui semblent avoir le mieux fait face à la crise sont ceux qui ont déjà vécu profondément l’expérience de cet impératif moral lors de crises sanitaires précédentes. Mais dans un monde de demain où de telles crises risquent d’être récurrentes, le fait que certains des […]

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Recent events
November 9, 2020 - “Finance in Common”, the first world summit of public development banks

From 9 to 12 November, the Finance in Common Summit, first world summit of public development banks (PDBs), takes place under the patronage of Emmanuel Macron. 450 public development banks are gathered to discuss their role, ambition, challenges and opportunities. The summit also brings together the broader financial community to shape a financial system in which public development banks […]

June 4, 2019 - Paris How can we build a more just society? The proposals of the International Panel for Social Progress

During this session of the Sustainable Development and Environmental Economics Seminar (SDDEE), Marie-Laure Djelic and Marc Fleurbaey, members of the panel’s steering committee, present the main conclusions of the report, which will also be put into perspective as to their reception and impact in the public space, their potential appropriation by the various social actors […]

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 […]

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 […]

January 16, 2018 - Bladimir Carrillo (IPEA, Brazil)

 More Doctors, Better Health? Evidence from a Physician Distribution Policy [PDF]Abstract: In 2013, the Brazilian government implemented one of the largest physician distribution programs on record. Using a difference-in-difference framework, we document that the number of physicians increased by 17 percent in treated areas, with effects that are substantially larger in magnitude for family doctors. […]

December 18, 2017 - Researcher competitive recruitment (CNRS)

Associate scientist on "Development economics"The CERDI, a joint research centre on development economics of the Université Clermont Auvergne and of the French CNRS (, invites any candidate to the positions of associate scientists normal class (chargé de recherche classe normale) offered by CNRS in Section 37 (economics and management) to give a seminar at CERDI.  […]

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