Macro-economic perspectives


  • Press Releases

    Macro-economic perspectives for Africa: sustaining growth in a more uncertain global environment", on 29 May in partnership with the IMF... Macro-economic perspectives for Africa: sustaining growth in a more uncertain global environment... This meeting aims to offer a different perspective on macro-economics, as the theatre of social struggles and conflicts between groups that offers material to gain a better understanding of the logic of the State and the mechanisms of power. A bottom-up analysis of the technical aspects of macro-economics can shed light on the emergence of new players, new instruments and new positions and relationships of power- -in other words, provide new ways of approaching the realities of African societies
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  • 9th Conference AFD / EUDN

    More particularly, issues to be covered will include the evolution of evaluative methods applied over the past 50 years and their relative efficiency, as well as reasons which account for the success and failures of some specific evaluation techniques applied to microeconomic policies and projects as well as more macroeconomic perspectives
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  • AFD-EUDN conference : Program and documents

    Given the essentially microeconomic nature of the policies and projects under consideration, three main approaches have been adopted over the past 50 years: cost-benefit analysis, micro-simulation (with or without modelling behaviour), and experimental approach (controlled or natural'). From a macro-economic perspective, the two main approaches have consisted of modelling all the interactions between the economies (General Equilibrium models), and estimating cross-country regressions on samples of countries
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  • News from the Research Department of AFD

    From a political perspective, following the periods of military dictatorships in the 1970s and 1980s, a democratic transition has occurred in practically all the countries... Latin American countries have not been spared from the impacts of the global economic crisis, but they have managed to tackle it with more success than during the previous crises, thanks to improved macroeconomic management and the reduction in financial vulnerability
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