Legal notices

Welcome to the website 


Fondation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI); Not-for-profit foundation: SIRET n° 45109494000017 Code APE : 72202

Address: 63, boulevard François Mitterrand, CS 50320 - 63009 Clermont-Ferrand Cedex, France

Director of publication: Patrick Guillaumont

Content management: Fabienne Rouanet

Back-end development and hosting: Ouvrages

Conception, design and front-end development: Etamin Studio

Photos/Picture Bank: Agence Hors Limite Photo, FERDI, CERDI, Unspash, Flickr 


Siège social: 45, rue Sainte Claire 63000 Clermont-ferrand 
Siret: 432 601 193 00068 
+33 (0)9 50 97 89 53

Terms of use

Please read these terms and conditions of use carefully before using this site. By connecting to this site, you accept these terms and conditions in their entirety.

Accessibility of the site

The FERDI website is freely available at and is operated in compliance with French legislation. 

FERDI strives, as far as possible, to keep the website accessible 7 days per week, 24 hours per day, and implements all necessary measures to prevent illegal intrusions.

For maintenance or other reasons, access to the site may be interrupted or suspended by the publisher without notice or justification. FERDI is in no way responsible for the consequences that may result from an interruption of access for the user or any third party.

Limitation of responsibility

FERDI is not responsible for any damage, temporary or permanent, that may be caused to the user's data or computer equipment when accessing the site, when circulating within its pages, or generally when transmitting the files that make up the site onto their own reception equipment. In particular, FERDI is not responsible for the possible transmission of viruses through its website.

FERDI is not responsible for the fraudulent use of its means of distribution, and rejects all responsibility for any intrusion into its computer systems and for any stealing or loss of any data that may result. 

Hypertext links

FERDI declines all responsibility for the content of sites which are accessible via hypertext links of which it is not the publisher. 

Intellectual Property

This website is subject to French and international legislation on intellectual property.

The website is the property of the Fondation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI). Updates are provided by FERDI. No posting of the site by a third party under another URL is permitted.

All texts, publications, databases, illustrations, maps, and images reproduced on the website or downloadable as PDF or Excel files accessible via the website are reserved under copyright and intellectual property law for the whole world.

In the context of non-commercial use, FERDI authorizes the use of the information and data on the site. This use may be undertaken without FERDI's authorization and without payment of fees, provided that the user quotes the sources (author(s) and publisher(s)).

In the context of commercial use, any reproduction of part or all of the contents of this website (texts, database, publications) is prohibited without the express prior authorization of FERDI and constitutes an infringement punishable by articles L. 335-2 and following of the French Intellectual Property Code.

The contents of the databases of the website must not be summarized, modified, or altered.

The opinions expressed in the written, video, or audio productions posted on the FERDI website are the sole responsibility of their author.

The logos of FERDI and its partners which appear on the website are registered trademarks. The general conditions of use are expressly subject to the provisions of the French Intellectual Property Code.

The capture of screens for reconstitution or enrichment of a personal database as well as their use for commercial or advertising purposes is contrary to French law and therefore prohibited.

Protection of personal data

The information collected on the website via the "Flash info" registration or the training registration is processed in order to inform you of FERDI's news or to manage our training courses.

Only the FERDI team has access to your personal data, and it is not passed on to third parties. You have the right to access, modify, rectify and delete data about you by contacting:

This website contains personal information about the personnel of FERDI, its fellows and partners. In accordance with the amended law n° 78-17 of 6 January 1978, relating to data processing, files and freedoms, you have the right to access, modify, rectify and delete data about you on this site. To exercise this right, please contact

To know your rights, we invite you to visit the CNIL website: (in French).


To better serve users and improve the experience on our website, we analyze its visitors using cookie technology. The collected data only provide anonymous statistical data of frequentation (number of pages viewed, number of visits, frequency of return, etc).

During consultation of the website, the technical data for access to, or use of, the site which may be recorded are the user's Internet Protocol (IP) address and information relating to the user's configuration (type of machine, browser, etc) and navigation (date, time, pages consulted, errors, etc).

We inform you that you can at any time set your browser to change your choices regarding cookies. The configuration of a web browser is an efficient and free way to determine, upstream, the management of cookies.

You can decide:

- To accept the recording of all cookies embedded in the pages and content you visit. Note that on the one hand, these cookies will only be readable by their senders, on the other hand, this process is not final, it will always be possible for you, a posteriori, to delete these cookies;

- Refuse to accept cookies on your device. In this case, your visit to the site will no longer be counted in the traffic measurement tools, but you will no longer be able to enjoy the same browsing comfort, as some features require the use of cookies. Consequently, FERDI declines all responsibility for any inconvenience related to possible malfunctions of our services resulting from the impossibility of consulting the necessary cookies;

- To be invited by your browser to give your consent or refusal before installing a new cookie on your device.