Health systems in Africa and Asia. The objective of the FERDI program carried out in partnership with CERDI is to provide governments and their partners with elements that can contribute to decision-making which is economically feasible and socially and politically acceptable. Studies analysing the efficiency of health structures and accompanied by recommendations for decision-makers have so far been conducted, or are in progress, in seven African and Asian countries (Botswana, Burkina Faso, Niger, Zimbabwe, Cambodia, China, and Mongolia). These studies, conducted at the request of, and/or in collaboration with, ministries of health and their external partners, demonstrate FERDI's ability to make a valuable contribution to thinking and decision-making on important health policy issues.
Fighting the Covid pandemic. Since the emergence of Covid, FERDI has been focusing on issues that are critical to fighting the pandemic and containing its effects: 1/ impact on mortality, 2/ impact on efficiency of health structures, 3/ household perceptions of the pandemic and attitudes towards vaccination, 4/ Vaccine availability in developing countries, particularly in Africa, 5/ Chinese support for health in Africa.
Entrepreneurship for African development. For several years, FERDI, in the framework of its partnership with Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), has been advocating for the development of private enterprise by highlighting the social and economic impacts of SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa and their role in the economic development of countries. In parallel, FERDI has developed a research program to better understand the dynamics of African enterprises. This work has made it possible to assess the role of digital technology in the growth of businesses in Africa and the dynamics of high-growth businesses in Senegal.
Digital Trust Chair. The objective of the FERDI Digital Trust Chair is to develop technological solutions to meet the needs, expectations, and economic interests of African countries.
Education. Ferdi's work focuses on the challenges and capacity for public and private investment in education.