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
Sahel faces poverty and conflict traps: A call for international action Jaime DE MELO

Conditions in the Sahel are grim—some say emigration is the only recourse as economic, social, demographic, and environmental vulnerabilities worsen there. The Sahel—Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Chad—often called the “G-5” in recognition of the group set up to deal with their precariousness—are either in, or are about to fall into, poverty and conflict […]

[2017-0]Microeconomic mechanisms behind export spillovers from FDI: evidence from Bulgaria Andrea CIANI, Michele IMBRUNO

This paper studies how the presence of multinational enterprises affects the export performance of Bulgarian manufacturing firms—export spillovers from FDI. Using export data at the firm/product/destination level for the period 2004–2006, it finds positive forward spillover on export value and quantity, related to quality upgrading. Conversely, it finds negative (or insignificant) backward and horizontal spillover […]

[2016-0]The Elasticity of the Migrant Labour Supply: Evidence from Temporary Filipino Migrants Simone BERTOLI, Jesús FERNÁNDEZ-HUERTAS MORAGA, Sekou KEITA

The effect of immigration on host and origin countries is mediated by the way migrants take their labour supply decisions. We propose a simple way of integrating the traditional random utility maximisation model used to analyse location decisions with a classical labour demand function at destination. Our setup allows us to estimate a general upper […]

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Recent events
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.

November 15, 2018 - Clermont-Ferrand 2nd IDE GDRI conference

FERDI is a partner of the symposium.

November 5, 2018 - Casablanca Economic Research Forum : Conflicts, Governance and Post-Conflict Economic Agenda in War Afflicted Arab Countries

Jaime de Melo (FERDI) presented evidence and simulation results for MENA migration towards OECD.

November 5, 2018 - Dakar IHEDD training – The modernization and transformation of agriculture: Technology adoption and impact assessment

Second session specially designed for researchers and decision-makers working in the agricultural field in English-speaking African countries.

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