Serge Rabier

Population and Gender Expert at Agence Française de Développement

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After a professional career in the banking, consulting, and educational-engineering sectors, Serge Rabier oriented his work and research on gender issues. As Executive Director of a development organization, his focus was on how public policies should take into account and incorporate gender considerations, particularly in the areas of education, health, and sexual and reproductive rights. He has carried out various missions as an expert on population and gender, especially with the African Development Bank (2018-2019)

Since 2012, he has lectured as an associate professor in two Master’s in Development programs, at Université Paris Descartes and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. From 2013 to 2019, he was a member of Fra  nce’s High Council for Gender Equality, under the auspices of the Prime Minister’s Office.

He is a graduate of Institut d’Études Politiques Paris (Sciences Po) and holds a PhD in socio-demographics from Université Sorbonne Paris Cité.

ID4D Articles


For a new global pact on sustainable development adapted to demographic change

Demographic trends differ across the globe, with some countries experiencing high fertility rates and others societal aging. Future development models will have to adapt to these contradictory and increasingly marked trends.


Population dynamics in the South: how will cities change?

If population growth and urban growth are related, the sustainability of tomorrow’s cities will above all depend on urban planning and how cities are linked with the rural world. In this fourth episode of our series “Tomorrow, 9 Billion People,” we explore population dynamics in the South.


The “population bomb”: a barrier to sustainable development?

Is the increase in the world population really a “population bomb”? Beyond the number of inhabitants of the planet, it is our mode of development and its limits that first and foremost need to be questioned.


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