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  • Tangier – Inclusive growth implies inventiveness 15 December 2015 At the 2015 MEDays Forum in Tangier, Morocco, The Bridge Tank’s president, Joël Ruet, commented that inclusive development starts from the bottom up, driven by the grassroots dynamism of people determined to act. However, although it is impossible to impose any kind of model on the world — particularly in… Lire la suite
  • A Convenient Climate Justice : India’s Ambiguous Position 9 December 2015 As the COP21 conference draws closer, India is refusing to follow the open position of China and provide figures on emissions declines. The Environment Minister of India, Prakash Javadekar, admitted that the government’s priority right now is on electricity access and poverty reduction, even though 13 of the 20 most polluted cities… Lire la suite
  • Internationalisation of businesses with Chinese characteristics 12 November 2015 The acceleration of the internationalisation of Chinese firms is imminent. Backed by over ten years of expertise, convinced that this dynamic is a “win-win” for China and Europe but aware of bottlenecks, The Bridge Tank participates in the elaboration of new models for internationalisation of Chinese firms.     Lire la suite
  • The Bridge Tank attends the third India-Africa Forum Summit 5 November 2015 The third India-Africa Forum Summit was held in New Delhi, India, from 26th to 29th October 2015. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited African heads of states and governments. This summit notably included a discussion with the Indian Minister of Finance Arun Jaitly, as well as one with the… Lire la suite
  • The African Way to Emerge : The Vision of the Elites 3 November 2015 Despite growth rates that are close to Asian levels, Africa continues to draw doubts from experts, who point to various structural problems. African elites are conscious of the challenges, but promote a positive vision focused on solutions and opportunities. Mohamed Soual (Chief Economist of Moroccan’s leading industrial company), Mamadou Lamine… Lire la suite
  • Emerging Africa : Under Which Conditions ? 13 October 2015 It’s Africa’s turn to emerge according to experts. But according to those external voices, it will only happen provided that the continent enhances its natural resources. In this column published in Le Monde on the 13th of October 2015, Joel Ruet and El Hadj Kassé (Minister-Counselor to the President of Senegal)… Lire la suite
  • French Blindness on Indian Industry 1 June 2015 Beyond the Rafale’s “deal” with India, France needs to fundamentally change the way it understands the position of India within the global economy today. As India develops partnerships and seeks to strengthen its power in global industry, France needs to incorporate India’s new vision and “Make in India” program into… Lire la suite
  • A look back at Minister Borloo’s pledge for the electrification of Africa 7 March 2015 On March 3, 2015 the Bridge Tank attended the ceremony at the Elysée Palace where President Hollande gave his support to Minister Borloo's initiative for the electrification of Africa.  Many political figures attended this event including Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, but also the presidents of the Senate and the… Lire la suite
  • Participation of the Bridge Tank in the 15th edition of the Bamako Forum 23 February 2015 The city of Bamako hosted the 15th edition of the Bamako Forum from February 19 to 21, 2015, organized by Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. It offers a chance to public decision-makers, professionals from the public, parapublic and private sectors, international institutions, development partners, civil society and the media to… Lire la suite
  • Modi should look to India’s neigbours 6 October 2014 “Mr Modi’s government must begin to deliver concrete results to the electorate in order to retain their votes before the next general election. Infrastructure projects and educational reform will not bear fruit for at least another five to 10 years, yet tackling poverty and economic empowerment need not take so… Lire la suite
  • The Bridge Tank attends the United States – Africa Leaders Summit in the presence of Barack Obama 7 August 2014 The very first United States - Africa Leaders Summit took place on 5-6 August 2014 in Washington DC. Joël Ruet attended in link with the Senegalese and Malian delegations. This forum included a discussion organised at the German Marshall Fund. with Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou presenting the 3N programme: "Niger… Lire la suite
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