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  • February 8, 2024
    Depuis 2016, on assiste à une dynamique de création de fonds souverains africains. En 2023, on recense 21 pays et 24 fonds souverains. Sur la seule période 2016-23, celle de la deuxième vague, huit pays vont se doter d’un premier fonds souverain, et d’un deuxième, dans le cas du Maroc, en 2022. Cette étude rappelle tout d’abord l’historique d’une création qui commence, dès 1994, au Botswana, avec le Pula Fund, précisant pour chacun des 24 fonds leur date de création, leur ...
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    Elhoussaine Wahyana
    January 12, 2024
    The debate on global value chains (GVCs) has emphasized countries’ contributions to value-added creation. From an intercountry perspective, a new body of research is addingto this debate by studying how subnational regions contribute to the indicators in specific countries. Proper assessment of economic contributions is essential for designing incentive policies. This paper analyzes the role played by the main trading partners of Moroccan regions in local value chains. We use input- ...
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    January 12, 2024
    A 2023 United Nations progress report (UN, 2023) showed that, of the 169 targets that make up the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), only 15% are on track, and progress on many has either stalled or regressed. The Water-Energy-Food nexus approach has highlighted the utmost importance of understanding the interconnections between systems in order to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs. In this policy brief, we use the lessons learned from the water sector through a case study f ...
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    January 2, 2024
    The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), launched by Xi Jinping, passed its tenth anniversary in 2023. It has entered a third phase. The initiative added a label to China’s financing and construction of infrastructure abroad, which had already totaled more than $400 billion in the previous 10 years. In addition to the use of investment projects as part of Chinese ‘soft power’, the BRI has served to increase levels of usage of the country’s excess installed capacity. China’s economic re ...
  • December 26, 2023
    في ختام هذا العام، يُخصص مركز السياسات من أجل الجنوب الجديد حلقة خاصة من برنامجه الأسبوعي"حديث الثلاثاء"، لاستعراض أبرز تطورات الاقتصادية خلال عام 2023. هذا العام شهد تحولات عديدة وتحديات غير اعتيادية ، فكيف أثرت هذه التغيرات على الاقتصادات العالمية؟ وما هو الدور الذي أضافته الجغرافيا ا...
  • December 19, 2023
    يخصص مركز السياسات من أجل الجنوب الجديد حلقة خاصة من برنامجه الأسبوعي "حديث الثلاثاء" لمناقشة اشكالية المديونية في الجنوب : الواقع والافاق. حلقة خاصة في اطار النسخة الثانية عشر لمؤتمر الحوارات الأطلسية الدي ينظمه مركز السياسات من أجل الجنوب الجديد كل سنة، والتي اقيمت بمراكش بعد شهرين م...
  • December 8, 2023
    In this interview, Dr. Harinder Kohli, Founding Director and Chief Executive of the Emerging Markets Forum discusses the escalation of interest rates in the U.S. has consistently instilled a sense of apprehension in emerging markets, given the conventional outcome of capital outflows re...
  • December 5, 2023
    في حلقة هذا الأسبوع سنحاول مناقشة موضوع القطاع غير المُهيكَل في المغرب، أبرز التحديات وأفاق المستقبل. حيث أن ظاهرة العمالة غير الرسمية أصبحت تأخذ حيزا كبيرا في مختلف النقاشات العالمية الدائرة حول مسألة التنمية، والمغرب يعد من بين الدول التي تبقى فيها الظاهرة عند مستويات مرتفعة كون منظو...
  • November 30, 2023
    This Chapter was originally published on Cape Town Chronicles   The history of debt in Africa is a long and painful one. It began in the 1980s, when the public finances of most developing countries deteriorated following two episodes of oil shocks, leading to a "lost decade" of low growth, increased poverty, and political instability. The recovery from the debt crisis only became possible following initiatives in favour of heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) and the Multilatera ...
  • November 24, 2023
    Debt in the Global South was a key point of discussion during the last annual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund which took place in Marrakesh on October 2023. Whi ...
  • November 22, 2023
    As part of the webinar series: “The Global Economy in Transition : Implications for Developing Countries”, the Policy Center for the New South is organizing a webinar titled: " The Future of Central Banks in Emerging Markets and Developing Countries” to contribute to the debate around t...
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    November 21, 2023
    Multiple shocks faced by the global economy over the past three years have apparently shaken the conventional wisdom on gains from economic integration, and have sparked widespread calls for protectionist and nationalist policies. Is there already evidence of some ‘deglobalization’, or do the factors that underlie globalization remain strong enough despite the shocks? So far, there are no signs of an overall reversal in the long-term trend of greater global trade integration. Howev ...
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    Ali Elguellab
    Elhadj Ezzahid
    November 1, 2023
    The role of the production network in shock propagation has been an issue of considerable interest since the Great Recession. However, the empirical literature has only focused on advanced and emerging countries. This paper aims to contribute to filling this gap by examining the case of Morocco, a developing country belonging to the lower-middle-income group. The question is whether its production network is a factor in amplifying idiosyncratic industry-level shocks or, conversely, ...
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    October 26, 2023
    The Brazilian economy is stuck in a so-called middle-income trap—growth that stalled long before Brazil caught up with the living standards of the highly industrialized countries. After exhibiting a stellar performance in the decades before the 1980s, the economy has since been unable to sustain growth for long periods. The predicament can be summarized using a medical analogy: Brazil has been suffering from both productivity anemia and public sector bloat. On the one hand, it hasn ...
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    Xiaofeng Wang
    October 13, 2023
    The surprising victory of Javier Milei, the unconventional ‘anarcho-capitalist’ candidate, in the August primaries ahead of Argentina’s October 2023 general election, can be largely credited to his commitment to dollarize the Argentine economy, a move perceived as the ultimate solution to bring an end to the nation's economic turmoil. The potential shift from the local currency to the dollar has sparked concerns about Argentina's bilateral currency swap line with China. This swap l ...