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Independent and not-for-profit, the Foundation for studies and Research on International Development (FERDI) proposes relevant and innovative thinking on the key issues in development economics.

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The Sahel Chair aims to enlighten the decisions of public and private actors in their action to end the Sahel crisis and to promote sustainable development in the region. Its headquarters are in Ouagadougou.

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IHEDD Training courses

The Institute for Advanced Studies in Sustainable Development (IHEDD), is the training institute of the laboratory of excellence Labex IDGM+ "Initiative for Development and Global Governance". IHEDD offers an Economic Policy Management Masters programme (GPE), short training courses (on line or on site), and tailor-made training courses on demand.

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Physical Vulnerability to Climate Change Index

For more than 10 years, FERDI has been calculating and regularly updating a Physical Vulnerability to Climate Change Index (PVCCI). Freely available, the PVCCI measures the geophysical risks faced by countries as a result of climate change.

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Taxation of mining industries

FERDI makes available the first legal and tax database which lists the tax regime applicable to industrial gold mines in 21 African countries from the 1980s to the present, and a simulation tool for sharing the mineral resource rent between states and investors.

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