Global Governance

The initiative aims to inform the international debates on the global governance of sustainable development and development assistance.

The main issues addressed will particularly concern:

  • prospects for changes in the global economic and financial governance framework, based particularly on the analysis of needs and financing capacities in developing countries in general and emerging countries in particular;
  • the conditions under which development assistance policies are coordinated within a context marked by the arrival of new actors (new donor countries, private funds, global funds) and by a certain kind of re-politicisation of bilateral aid policies;
  • the interactions between the different facets of global governance, especially the growing linkages between objectives concerning climate commitments, trade liberalisation negotiations and issues relating to intellectual property rights for developed and emerging countries.


Recent publications
Measuring physical vulnerability to climate change: The PVCCI, an index to be used for international development policies Sosso FEINDOUNO, Patrick GUILLAUMONT

Many donors, international agencies and national policy makers, have called for the development of vulnerability to climate change indices which would make it possible to prioritize the recipients of financial support for adaptation to climate change. Indeed, despite the complexity of the phenomenon, there has been a proliferation of indices of vulnerability to climate change. […]

An Action Agenda for biodiversity: Expectations and issues in the short and medium terms Aleksandar Rankovic, Sandrine Malje…, Matthieu Wemaëre, Yann Laurans

Key Messages The Action Agenda is by no means anecdotal. It fulfils fundamental strategic functions to stimulate a positive political momentum prior to COP15, and to help achieve an ambitious agreement in Kunming in 2020. There is therefore an urgent need to energise the Action Agenda as soon as possible.   In the short term […]

Can the Belt and Road Initiative reinforce the multilateral agenda for sustainable development? Sébastien Treyer, Aleksandar Rankovic

Launched in 2013 to guide China’s foreign policy and to affirm its global role, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) aims to improve global connectivity (terrestrial, maritime and digital infrastructure, and also the coordination of policies, financial flows, innovation, and of cultural and academic exchanges), with the objective of ushering in a new phase of […]

Rapport de l’Atelier de haut niveau organisé par la Chaire Sahel sur l’analyse des flux financiers pour le développement des pays membres du G5 Sahel

La Chaire Sahel de la Ferdi a organisé les 25 et 26 mars 2019 un atelier de haut niveau sur l’analyse des flux financiers pour le développement des pays membres du G5 Sahel. Quatre-vingt-deux (82) participants se sont réunis à Ouagadougou au Burkina Faso dans la grande salle de la Direction Générale de la Coopération, […]

L’électrification décentralisée dans l’UEMOA : leçons de l’expérience et recommandations Jean-Claude BERTHELEMY, Vincent NOSSEK

Les pays membres et les institutions communautaires de l’UEMOA se trouvent face à un défi de taille s’agissant d’atteindre l’objectif d’accès universel à l’électricité dans le cadre des objectifs de développement durable. L’une des principales difficultés réside dans la faible électrification des zones rurales, qui nécessite la mise en œuvre d’une politique innovante d’électrification décentralisée. […]

Foreign Aid and Domestic Revenue Mobilization in Conflict-affected Countries Maïmouna DIAKITE, Souleymane DIARRA, Sampawende J.-A. TAPSOBA, Tertius ZONGO

In recent years, there has been increasing interest in the impact of conflict on taxation, and a few articles have focused on aid effectiveness in conflict-affected countries. Both aid and conflict have been identified as major determinants of tax performance, however there is little agreement on the nature of their individual and joint effects on […]

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Recent events
May 10, 2019 - Paris AFD’s workshop on Commons in off-grid electrification

Jean-Claude Berthelemy presented the database on off-grid electrification.

March 27, 2019 - Niamey Présentation de la Chaire Sahel lors de la réunion des ministres de la Zone franc.

Tertius Zongo, ancien Premier ministre du Burkina Faso, directeur de la Chaire Sahel et Patrick Guillaumont, président de la Ferdi, ont présenté les objectifs et les travaux de la Chaire Sahel.

February 20, 2019 - Paris Migration et santé : approches économiques et sociodémographiques

Josselin Thuilliez (CNRS, Centre d’économie de la Sorbonne et Ferdi) a participé à ce séminaire organisé par le Collège de France et l’Institut Convergences Migrations.

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 - Paris Agricultural value chains development and smallholder competitiveness

Workshop organised by the Agence française de développement and FERDI.

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