AFD : Studies and Knowledge – April 2023 📚

Decoding the News
A look back at the
15th AFD Research Conference
on Strong Sustainability 

Following the December 2022 Research Conference on Strong Sustainability organised by AFD we are pleased to share with you the main Research Papers issued from the conference :
Focus on Energy Transition
Low carbon strategies need to tackle the carbon footprint of materials production 
Transition of the European power system within planetary boundaries
Focus on Economic & Ecological Sustainability
The Green Transition Dilemma: the Impossible (?) Quest for Prosperity of South American Economies Strong sustainability and property rights 
About Environmental Accountability & Biodiversity Scenarios
How can accounting reformulate the debate on natural capital and help implement its ecological approach? Global Biodiversity Scenarios: What do they tell us for Biodiversity-related Socioeconomic impacts? #LowCarbonTransition
Macroeconomic exposure of developing economies to low-carbon transition
In this paper Antoine Godin (AFD), Guilherme Magacho (AFD), Devrim Yilmaz (AFD) along with Etienne Espagne and Achilleas Mantes, aim at providing estimates of countries’ macroeconomic current exposures to the low-carbon transition using the ESTEEM tool.
This tool allows to measure the vulnerabilities and risks of countries on the external, fiscal and socio-economic level given their dependence on high-emitting industries and, by extension, their ability to adapt their production structure.Read the article 

Latest Publications 
The middle class in Argentina : dynamics, characteristics and implications for public policies 
Policy Dialogue n°64
Delivering public interest goods in Africa. Stopgap, measures, state reform and commonsResearch Papers n°264
Sport for Development and Peace
A scientific and bottom-up approach to impact measurement 
Technical Reports n°69
Private production or public projectownership to scale up the construction
of photovoltaic power plants in Africa?
Policy Paper n°10
Multi-dimensional inequalities, climate governance and livelihoods in sub-saharan Africa  Research Paper n° 276

Research Conversations
05/04: Green transition in developing countries – challenges and opportunities This seminar will discuss the main challenges that developing countries will face during the transition process and how they can use these challenges to promote a transition that is both socially fair and environmentally effective.
When: Wednesday 5 April 4:00 – 5:30 pm  
Where: Online
Language : English onlyRegister to the webinar

20/04: AI and linguistic diversity in Africa : How to integrate African languages into innovative solutions?  This conference explores the challenges of developing innovative AI models and technology while taking into account the linguistic specificities of African languages. It will be an opportunity to discuss the current state of AI in Africa in the context of this linguistic diversity.
When: Thursday 20 April 2:00 – 3:15 pm  
Where: Online
Language : English onlyRegister to the webinarVideo 

Replay of the  Webinar on Inequalities in ColombiaIn the framework of the EU-AFD Research Facility on inequalities.Watch on YouTube the highlights of the webinar « Colombia: Implementing structural reforms to address the great challenge of inequality«  held on the 15th of March to discuss on the multidimensional diagnostic on inequalities in Colombia.This event is part of the Extension of the EU-AFD Research Facility on inequalities (RFI).
Launched in 2021, the 2nd phase of the EU-AFD Research Facility on Inequalities focuses on 4 countries: South Africa, Mexico, Colombia and Indonesia. The RFI will contribute to the development of more effective public policies to reduce inequality in the context of the UN 2030 Agenda.In order to identify the externalities of the post-Covid-19 stimulus policy in South Africa, the EU-AFD Extension of the Research Facility on inequalities has produced two research papers:
Research Papers n°277:  Measuring stimulus effects around Stock Road in Philippi on the Western Cape. 
Research Papers n°278: Can cash transfers to the unemployed support economic activity ? Evidence from South AfricaWatch the replay of the webinar on Inequalities in Colombia