Human Capital

FERDI approaches research on human capital in developing economies from several perspectives: health, education, migration, gender, entrepreneurship, digital development.

FERDI studies in particular:

  • the efficiency of health systems and health system capacity building, in a context of limited public and private resources
  • the challenge and capacity for public and private investment in education
  • the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in the socio-economic development of Sub-Saharan African countries
  • the determinants of, and the political, economic and social impact of, migration
  • gender issues - research by Maurel, El Mallakh, & Speciale is analyzing the impact of the Egyptian revolution on women's access to the job market, and highlighting positive changes in women's employment.
  • the impact of digital development on the economic development of Sub-Saharan Africa.


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