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Last week at OCP Policy Center, the book "Cohésion sociale, institutions et politiques publiques" has been presented. We published the English version of the Arcadia report, a joint Policy Paper with CINDES on Brazilian and Moroccan Policies for Sub-Saharan Africa. Our Senior Fellow Otaviano Canuto wrote a Policy Brief on how a better match between private sector finance and infrastructure can be obtained. Finally, two podcasts have been added to our channel focused on energy: Gabrielle Desarnaud on the Chinese energetic diplomacy and Senior Fellow Francis Perrin asking about the evolution of the relations between United States, Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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This week is the last training week of the academic year 2016-2017. On this occasion two trainings are offered simultaneously.

1/ Advanced Training in Economic Analysis and Management - Micro-Econometrics – Quantitative Assessment of Public Policies II
2/ Advanced Training in Agricultural Economics & Environment - Irrigation and Water Economics

Long Term Development

Brazilian and Moroccan Policies for Sub-Saharan Africa: Description and Elements for Assessment

This paper retraces Brazil and Morocco’s economic strategies towards Sub-Saharan Africa since the beginning of the century, highlighting the characteristics and evaluating the performance of the instruments used to promote the flows of trade, investment and cooperation between each of the two countries and the Sub-Saharan region. The paper also includes an assessment of these policies, as well as conclusions and recommendations.

 

Matchmaking Finance and Infrastructure

The world economy – and emerging market and developing economies in particular – display a gap between infrastructure needs and its finance. On the one hand, infrastructure investment has fallen far short of what would be necessary to support potential growth. On the other hand, abundant financial resources in world markets have been facing very low and decreasing interest rates, whereas opportunities of higher return from potential infrastructure assets are missed. Here we approach how a better match between private sector finance and infrastructure can be obtained if properly structured projects are developed, with risks and returns distributed in accordance with different incentives of stakeholders...

Geopolitics and International Relations

La présentation du livre 'Cohésion sociale, institutions et politiques publiques' s'est tenue le 30 juin 2017 à la Bibliothèque Nationale du Royaume du Maroc, et a connu une grande affluence. Plusieurs auteurs ont présenté leurs contributions. Cet ouvrage collectif -destiné à éclairer la notion de cohésion sociale au Maroc, son histoire, ses implications ainsi que son implémentation- a été initié par le Professeur Abdallah SAAF, Senior Fellow à OCP Policy Center.

 

Deux nouveaux podcasts s'ajoutent à notre chaine cette semaine.
Gabrielle Desarnaud analyse dans ce podcast les tenants énergétiques de l'initiative diplomatique et commerciale chinoise, afin de déterminer quels ont été réellement les changements engagés.
 FrancisPerrin s’interroge de son côté sur l’évolution des relations entre les Etats-Unis, l’Iran et l’Arabie Saoudite, au moment même où l’année 2017 s’ouvre sur de nouvelles incertitudes, notamment après l’élection de M. Donald Trump à la tête des Etats-Unis.

Commodity Economics and Finance

Africa and the Global Commodity Markets

In 2016, the countenance of Africa emerged slightly reassured. While global growth has remained fairly dull, with sluggish international trade and economic packages on the continent continuing to fail, the rebound of prices for many commodities along with a sustained investment dynamics have somewhat dispersed the threatening clouds that had obscured its economic horizon in 2015. A slight improvement therefore, but which should not make us forget that the macroeconomic performance of Africa has been disappointing and that the heterogeneity of the continent remains so, both in terms of the economic performance of the countries it comprises and the conjuncture of the various commodities markets (agricultural, mineral, energy) to which it is exposed.

Upcoming Events

July 3-7 | Advanced Training in Agricultural Economics & Environment - Irrigation and Water Economics
July 3-7 | Advanced Training in Economic Analysis and Management - Micro-Econometrics – Quantitative Assessment of Public Policies II
July 10-11 | African Peace and Security Annual Conference - APSACO 
July 17 | Assessing and Redefining Policies towards Africa in a New Global Scenario: Intersecting Perspectives between Brazil and Morocco
July 24 | Séminaire sur l’éducation: «Le défi de l’équité, l’innovation, et l’amélioration de nos systèmes éducatifs»
July 25 | France : Nouvelle Présidence, bilan d’étape et perspectives

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