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Introduction

CERDI is a research centre dedicated to the study of the process of international development. It brings together economists, CNRS researchers and lecturers of the University of Auvergne (Clermont Ferrand, France) from various fields of competence, who cover both the macroeconomic and microeconomic aspects of development. The countries with low or intermediate levels of income are the focus of the work of CERDI.

The courses (Masters and PhD’s) in international development which are offered at CERDI benefit from a close link between teaching and research.

CERDI works regularly with French government bodies (French Development Agency, Ministries), Regional bodies (Development banks, the Regional integration institutions), and the International organisations (United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank) which are in charge of development policies and their funding.

CERDI collaborates with FERDI (Foundation for study and research on international development) and IDDRI (Institute for sustainable development and international relations) as part of the Excellence laboratory (Labex) IDGM+

CERDI was evaluated as A+ by the National French Agency for the Evaluation of Research and Teaching in 2011 (evaluation report)