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
Tackling inequalities and vulnerabilities: Why and how G7 development policies could do better Matthieu BOUSSICHAS, Tancrède VOITURIEZ, Julie VAILLÉ

Ahead of the G7 ministerial meeting on development, IDDRI and the Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development (FERDI), gathered in the Initiative for Development and Global Governance (IDGM), are publishing a recommendation note from the Think Tank 7 (T7) meeting that took place in Paris on June, 5th, 2019 under Ifri’s presidency. The […]

Improving the measurement of export instability in the Economic Vulnerability Index: A simple proposal Sosso FEINDOUNO

The Economic Vulnerability Index (EVI) is a well-recognized measure of the structural vulnerability of developing countries and is one of the three criteria used for the identification of Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Both for effectiveness and equity reasons, the EVI is also retained as a relevant criterion for aid allocation between developing countries. Such an […]

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. […]

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
July 10, 2019 - Paris Presentation of the new blended finance programme I&P Education to Employment (IP2E)

Presentation of the feasibility study led by FERDI “Supporting Education in Africa: Opportunities & Challenges for an Impact Investor”

July 4, 2019 - Paris DIAL Conference on Development Economics, 2019

Joël Cariolle (FERDI) will present his paper “Telecommunications Submarine Cable deployment and the Digital Divide in Sub-Saharan Africa”

June 21, 2019 - Paris 2nd meeting of the Sahel Community (COM Sahel) on the theme of the promotion of knowledge and AFD’s Sahel strategy.

Christophe Angely (Ferdi) participated in this seminar as a representative of the Sahel Chair to discuss and exchange on this theme.

June 19, 2019 - Rome Inclusive Agriculture and Rural Transformation: Building a Shared Research Agenda

Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet (Berkeley, Ferdi) presented a communication on the theme of agricultural modernization and value chains.

June 13, 2019 - Paris Consultation on the World Bank Group Strategy for Fragility, Conflict and Violence

Laurent Wagner and Sosso Feindouno (FERDI), presented the vulnerability indicators developed by Ferdi.

June 11, 2019 - Paris AFD workshop on Maghreb-Sahel relations

Youssoufou Hamadou Daouda, Niger focal point for the Sahel Chair, presented a communication on migration trajectories between the Sahel and Maghreb regions.

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