• Youth and labor market in swedd countries. Wealth that comes mostly from self-employment

    The demographic context of SWEDD countries is marked by a slightly larger male population (51%) than women (49%). The sex ratio at birth of SWEED country, which indicates the number of men per 100 women, is given in the graph below.

  • Governance in swedd countries : encouraging performances

    In most SWEDD countries, the economy is based on a rent-based system with a predominance of the primary sector. Economic growth in the area is highly dependent on international commodity prices, making the economy weakly resilient to external shocks.

  • Inclusive growth in swedd countries : when inclusion remains a challenge

    Indeed, SWEDD member countries all have high population growth rates, more than 2.5% between 2000 and 2014. Their economies are not very diversified with a predominant agriculture and intensive low-skilled labor. The informal sector dominates in all these countries. The income distribution is inequitable in all countries as indicated by the Gini index for all member countries exceeding 30% in 2014.

  • Sahel’s economic clusters : an alternative for local development

    The approach by the economic poles of growth is one of the most widely shared solutions for economic development benefiting the whole country. Indeed, the economic poles are generally defined according to the concentration of one or more economic activities in a space (region, municipalities …) and the impact of these activities on the surrounding economies. It

  • Le dividende demographique et le developpement en afrique

    Le temps d’une génération s’est écoulé depuis la Conférence internationale sur la population et le développement (CIPD) du Caire, en 1994. Un quart de siècle plus tard, alors que le Fonds des Nations unies pour la population (UNFPA) fête ses 50 ans, où en est-on ?

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