Development of a conceptual framework for the application of vulnerability indices to the allocation of resources in situations of fragility

FERDI is carrying out a study presenting different ideas on the future of the African Development Fund (ADF) in the framework of its 15th budget cycle.

Active • September 01, 2016

At the request of, and with the support of, the French Treasury and the African Development Bank, FERDI, incollaboration with the African Development Bank, is carrying out a study presenting ideas for the future of the African Development Fund (ADF) in the framework of its 15th budget cycle covering the period 2020-2022.

This work is being carried out in two steps, each resulting in a report. FERDI is advocating that the reform of the ADF allocation formula should take into account the fragility of countries as well as their performance.

The study into taking into account different forms of vulnerability (economic, climate, socio-political) to represent fragility has led to a significant amount of indicator construction work, and consultations with the AfDB and with countries that have access to ADF resources.

With the support of

  • Trésor public français
  • African Development Bank

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