Mayotte is in France, in an atypical situation: Since the 31st of March 2011, Mayotte is the 101th French department and it has no experience in the European funds. However, because it became part of the outermost regions for the 2014-2020 programming period, Mayotte can aspire to these funds. But it had to globally join in – with certain adjustments process at a time level, concerning the adoption of the European community law, and at a national level concerning the Europe Strategy 2020 priorities, the Common Strategic framework for France and the funds of community regulation, which are already known in details – although they have to be approved during the year 2013 – thanks to the proposals registered by the Commission.
The territorial diagnoses was one of the prerequisites to the future 2014-2020 Community funds preparation. Their aims were to provide: “orientations in order to articulate and coordinate the use of the 4 funds ERDF/ESF/EARFD/EMFF” in each of the 27 French regional territories and to give a common basis of negotiation for the future programming.
The modifications to the European programming Strategic framework aimed at strengthening the coherence between, first, the objectives on the cohesion policy and second, those related to the Europe 2020 Strategy (link between the structural funds allocation and the objectives of the strategy). The new statutory measures were trying to create à common strategic framework for the whole structural funds (ERDF, ESF, CF, EARFD and EMFF).
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