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Investing in “Migrant” Human Capital

Abdelhak Bassou , Amal El Ouassif | September 26, 2018

With the arrival of more than a million refugees in Europe, the majority of them Syrians, the migration crisis of 2015 left a profound scar on the...

Investir dans le capital humain "migrant"

La crise migratoire de 2015 qui s’est manifestée par l’arrivée, en Europe, de plus d’un million de réfugiés, syriens, en majorité, a eu sur le Vieux...

The Pivotal Importance of Good Access to Markets for Farmers

Isabelle Tsakok | September 17, 2018

Good access to lucrative markets is vital for farmers to be profitable and productive. This is evident in all agricultures that have successfully...

The Role of Fundamentals in Global Imbalances

Uri Dadush | September 13, 2018

The concern over global imbalances has become an effort to systematically reduce current account deficits and surpluses, feeding the protectionist...

Fertilizer Use in Africa: A Price Issue

Mohammed Rachid Doukkali , Tharcisse Guèdègbé | August 29, 2018

African leaders have made many commitments to promote strong growth in the agricultural sector, with a focus on productivity, in particular by using...

Le recours aux engrais en Afrique : les prix en question

De nombreux engagements ont été pris par les dirigeants africains en vue d’induire une forte croissance agricole en mettant l’accent sur la...

Angola: One year into the Lourenço presidency. What's next?

Mehdi Benomar | August 15, 2018

After João Lourenço was elected president of Angola in August 2017, succeeding José Eduardo Dos Santos, who had led Angola for thirty-eight years,...

Angola: Présidence Lourenço An I et après ?

Suite à l'élection en août 2017 de João Lourenço en tant que président à la place de José Eduardo Dos Santos, qui a dirigé l’Angola pendant...

China’s Economic Statecraft in Africa

Hisham Aidi | August 06, 2018

Africa is the top recipient of Chinese aid.  In the early 2000s, China became Africa’s largest trading partner and a leading investor and provider of...

Trends and cyclicality of commodity prices (part 2): questioning the commodity super-cycle

Yves Jégourel | August 01, 2018

As discussed in the Policy Brief n. 17/32, which largely focused on the Prebisch-Singer hypothesis, commodity prices are subject to very long-term...

Tendances et cyclicité du prix des matières premières (partie 2) : le super-cycle des matières premières en question

Comme le rappelle le Policy brief 17/32 consacré en large part à l’hypothèse dite de « Prebisch-Singer », la dynamique du prix des matières...

An Effective Technology Transfer System

Isabelle Tsakok | July 23, 2018

Why do farmers need access to newer technologies on a recurrent basis? Most subsistence farmers already know how to farm and undertake post-harvest...

Macro and Political Stability Essential Condition for Successful Agricultural Transformation

Isabelle Tsakok | July 06, 2018

Maintenance of macro and political stability over decades is essential for sustaining an environment where private incentives to invest in higher...

Welfare and Regional Integration Agreements: Lessons for Africa

Fatima Ezzahra Mengoub, Tharcisse Guèdègbé, Will Martin | July 03, 2018

In the developing world, regional integration is frequently seen as an opportunity to promote development. However, historical facts and economic...

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