Visuel Gaël Giraud

Gaël Giraud

Chief Economist at AFD

8 published articles

The fight against inequalities: A state of emergency
Publication

The fight against inequalities: A state of emergency

ID4D gives the floor to 11 development experts on inequality. They address the different aspects of inequality and present solutions that can be implemented to tackle them.
Rémy Rioux, Nora Lustig, Cécile Duflot, Murray Leibbrandt, Céline Guivarch, Samir Aita, Racha Ramadan, Gaël Giraud, Gilles Yabi, Stephan Klasen, Francis Akindès, Nadine Poupart , Gabriela Ramos, ID4D editorial staff
The fight against Non-Communicable Diseases: a global emergency
Opinion

The fight against Non-Communicable Diseases: a global emergency

Just 10 years ago, infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria were the main worldwide threat for health. But today, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease, which only receive 2% of the total financing allocated by international health...
Stéphane Besançon, Marion Nestle, Pierre Salignon, Gaël Giraud
Carbon pricing corridors: the solution for reconciling climate and development?
Opinion

Carbon pricing corridors: the solution for reconciling climate and development?

Putting a value on carbon emissions reductions is a necessity, in both the North and the South. To take up this challenge, the commission headed by Joseph Stiglitz and Lord Nicholas Stern promotes the set-up of carbon pricing corridors.
Gaël Giraud, Oskar Lecuyer, Baptiste Perrissin Fabert
The commons, a key concept for the future of development
Interview

The commons, a key concept for the future of development

Gaël Giraud, Chief Economist at Agence Française de Développement (AFD), is convinced that the concept of the commons is now essential in addressing the challenges of climate change and thinking the future of development.
Gaël Giraud
GDP growth or meet the climate commitments? We have to make a choice!
Opinion

GDP growth or meet the climate commitments? We have to make a choice!

Basing himself on the Kaya equation, Gaël Giraud demonstrate that if the international community wants to meet the climatic objectives before 2050, it needs to question the GDP growth imperative.
Gaël Giraud
We need to change approach to address the exploitation of Syrian refugee children
Opinion

We need to change approach to address the exploitation of Syrian refugee children

The war in Syria is continuing, with its consequent suffering and violations of human rights, and no prospect of a rapid resolution. A study by Fondation Terre des Hommes (TDH) published in June 2016 gives chilling insight into the survival conditions of Syrian refugee children, and the different...
Pierre Salignon, Gaël Giraud
Sustainable development and tropical agriculture
“Growth is no longer a panacea”
Interview

“Growth is no longer a panacea”

With the slowdown in global growth, Africa is regarded as the last frontier for robust economic activity, but without this necessarily leading to a reduction in inequalities or poverty. This phenomenon, combined with climate issues, prompts us to devise alternative development models. An...
Gaël Giraud