India: How to continue its convergence towards the most advanced economies?
Reinventing the role of ODA
Opinion

Reinventing the role of ODA

Re-defining ODA should not be seen as an arcane and primarily technical subject. It addresses the fundamentals of aid effectiveness as well as the role that governments can be expected to play. In our increasingly complex societies, public action, both national and international, should be mainly...
Pierre Jacquet
Tied Aid credits : out-dated instrument or option for the future?
Giving African youth the chance to become “entrepreneurs of their own destiny”
Opinion

Giving African youth the chance to become “entrepreneurs of their own destiny”

Dakar, Yaoundé, Abidjan, Addis Ababa… the young people do not speak the same language, do not have the same culture, but share the same desire: to become entrepreneurs. This desire to create and empower themselves is widely ignored by both local decision-makers and external partners. Before...
Franck Tognini
Indonesia: Remedy the structural weaknesses of the economy in order to develop its potential
ODA in a time of restraint: Development to the detriment of the least developed countries?
Africa's challenge: make its growth job-rich and pro-poor
Opinion

Africa's challenge: make its growth job-rich and pro-poor

In spite of over 20 years of robust and sustained economic growth, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa are still falling short of expectations in terms of living standards, poverty reduction and social indicators. The potential for economic growth in Africa is still enormous, and investment...
Roger Nord
Frugal innovation, a revolution pioneered in emerging economies
Opinion

Frugal innovation, a revolution pioneered in emerging economies

Entrepreneurs from emerging economies are pioneering a new model of “frugal innovation”. This approach aims at creating greater social value while minimizing the use of scarce financial and natural resources.
Navi Radjou
Africa Rising: More than a Natural Resource Story
Opinion

Africa Rising: More than a Natural Resource Story

Many people think that Africa’s growth takeoff since the mid-1990s has been simply a commodity story—a ride fueled by windfall gains from high commodity prices. However, in its latest Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa a team of economists from the IMF’s African Department come to...
Roger Nord
Can growth be reconciled with decent work?
Conference synthesis

Can growth be reconciled with decent work?

On 24 April 2013, the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh killed 1,130 people, mainly textile workers employed in workshops that supply the European market. This tragic event puts the issue of working conditions in certain developing countries into the spotlight, as well as the...
ID4D editorial staff
Africa is our Future
Conference synthesis

Africa is our Future

ID4D editorial staff
Did you say “Official Development Assistance”?
What future for impact investing, the new finance tool?
Jobless growth in the Mediterranean. What is the solution?
What financing for development under the post-2015 agenda?
The Reshaping of the African Banking Sector
Opinion

The Reshaping of the African Banking Sector

Rapidly expanding domestic banks are forcing the African banking sector to restructure. Although much growth remains untapped, the new firms lack capital and foreign banks see too much risk.
Julien Lefilleur
Support the development of the countries where we operate
We cannot meet the challenges of the next 30 years without the private sector
The Paris Appeal Goes Global
Interview

The Paris Appeal Goes Global

Jean-Luc Perron
Facilitate access to banks for the poorest
Interview

Facilitate access to banks for the poorest

Jean Pierre Worms
You need to manage your performance in order to be really sure that you give your clients this benefit
We have to encourage Microfinance Institutions to be accountable for their policies and procedures
We do not speak of clients in “social” microfinance, we speak of partners
We can strengthen our expertise and offer it to those who request it

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