The goal of the study was to realise a strategic diagnosis, which constituted the part dedicated to outermost regions in the national diagnosis of the Partnership Contract for 2014-2020. This diagnosis highlighted the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities the French outermost regions were facing.
The study had one strategic and one operational objective. The strategic objective was to produce a global vision of what is at stake in the outermost regions and the common potential for development of all these regions. The operational objective was to produce a shared document on specific issues and opportunities for outermost regions.
In order to complete this study, various toolswere used: 30 interviews with stakeholders, an extensive desk research, and several workshops with various stakeholders.
The study had been completed with two reports: one dedicated to an analysis of all the diagnosis and their strategic visions, and the other to the overall coherence of all the diagnosis. It was used in the national overview report to highlight the specificities of the French outermost regions.
Joint STEM lab facility
The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) is leading a initiative to establish a joint STEM Industrial Product Development Facility which will act as an industrial technology incubation hub for Rwandan based industrial innovators drawing on STEM to develop industrial products, access advanced technologies, acquire and upgrade technical industrial skills and improve business capabilities….View report
Why SMEs default in Sub-Saharan Africa: the example of ARIZ
Using the example of ARIZ, a guarantee scheme financed by the French Development Agency / PROPARCO, this study determine the reasons for payment defaults on bank loans taken on by SMEs, and distinguish perception from reality on the ground. This study is the first to undertake an in-depth analysis into the reasons behind SME loan…View report