Sustainable economy

Aquaculture will be key to global food and nutrition security
Opinion

Aquaculture will be key to global food and nutrition security

Olivier Joffre, Simon Bush, Ben Belton
The urgent need to incorporate biodiversity into development trajectories
Analysis

The urgent need to incorporate biodiversity into development trajectories

Ten days after the end of the IUCN World Conservation Congress, it is useful to consider the lessons learned with regard to anticipating changes in the financial sector and the development world. In particular, escaping from poverty seems to be incompatible with the world’s current trajectory...
Analysis

How could Africa finance its development in a climate change context?

Étienne Espagne, Luc Jacolin, Florian Léon
Analysis

Perception and inequalities: how does bias contribute to reality?

Anda David, Aurora Ramírez Álvarez, Roberto Vélez, Raymundo Campos-Vazquez

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COVID-19 and inequality: the blind spots of “whatever the cost”
Opinion

COVID-19 and inequality: the blind spots of “whatever the cost”

The political response to the COVID-19 pandemic, guided by the European Central Bank, could contribute to exacerbating the inequalities already deepened by the health and social crisis.
Quentin Parrinello
COVID-19: a super spreader of inequality
Opinion

COVID-19: a super spreader of inequality

In a world where the COVID-19 pandemic is drastically increasing poverty, a report shows that the most resilient countries are those resolutely committed to reducing inequality. They can show us the way.
“Green budgeting”: paths to creating real added value
Opinion

“Green budgeting”: paths to creating real added value

Few green budgeting initiatives have led to concrete reforms or revisions of priority investments. How can we move from simple theoretical exercises to concrete action for the environment?
Oskar Lecuyer, Sébastien Postic, Jennifer Doherty-Bigara
Urban citizen funds, a means to improve housing in Dakar
Opinion

Urban citizen funds, a means to improve housing in Dakar

In Dakar, residents are joining forces to improve their housing and flood-damaged neighbourhoods, through rotating funds from the Senegalese Federation of Inhabitants. This solidarity-based initiative aims to rethink the role of stakeholders, financing, and the management of urban development at...
Bea Varnai
Amadou Gallo Fall: “Basketball, a powerful tool for Africa’s development”
Interview

Amadou Gallo Fall: “Basketball, a powerful tool for Africa’s development”

The Basketball Africa League, based on the NBA model, will make its debut in March. The launch provides an opportunity for the league’s president, Amadou Gallo Fall, to assert the key role that sports will play in Africa’s development.
Amadou Gallo Fall
To tackle inequalities, we must be able to measure them
Opinion

To tackle inequalities, we must be able to measure them

Data on inequalities remains fragmented. Improving the measurement of inequalities is a key issue for democracy to help guide public policies, monitor their impacts and provide citizens with a means of verifying government action.
Lucas Chancel, Quentin Parrinello
Inclusive growth in Africa: “We must hand over the reins to the private sector”
Interview

Inclusive growth in Africa: “We must hand over the reins to the private sector”

How can African population growth drive more sustainable and inclusive economic growth? The International Monetary Fund’s Papa N’Diaye thinks that part of the answer will come from the private sector.
Papa N’Diaye
Progress in microfinance should be a source of inspiration for digital finance
Opinion

Progress in microfinance should be a source of inspiration for digital finance

Fintech, mobile banking… Digital finance needs to capitalize on the experiences of microfinance to bring smallholder producers and entrepreneurs in emerging and developing countries real added value.
Cécile Lapenu, Jurgen Hammer
Social Impact Bonds: A new development finance tool?
Opinion

Social Impact Bonds: A new development finance tool?

A Social Impact Bond is a new financial tool that can be set up in an emerging or developing country in order to finance public policy of general interest. Julien Sciau, AFD account officer, explains this tool and its potentialities.
Julien Sciau
Could tax policies designed to mitigate inequalities ultimately increase poverty?
Interview

Could tax policies designed to mitigate inequalities ultimately increase poverty?

Financing social policies through taxes may ultimately generate poverty. Nora Lustig, an Argentinian economist, explains this fiscal paradox.
Nora Lustig
South Africa : “Inequalities hinder economic growth”
Interview

South Africa : “Inequalities hinder economic growth”

An interview with Murray Leibbrandt, Professor at the School of Economics of the University of Cape Town and Director of the South African Labour and Development Research Unit.
Murray Leibbrandt
“Africa’s main competitive asset is Africa itself”
Interview

“Africa’s main competitive asset is Africa itself”

For Jean Michel Severino, the challenges facing Africa call for a renewal of the traditional vision of African development. Africa alone can define its destiny. Donors and development actors can be sparring partners in a win-win relationship.
Jean-Michel Severino
How Fablabs contribute to the digital challenges in Africa?
Opinion

How Fablabs contribute to the digital challenges in Africa?

Fablabs serve at the same time as production, creation and prototyping workshops, hands-on training spaces and facilitators of social ties. They contribute to reducing the traditional head-on opposition between “knowing” and “doing”.
Gwenael Prié, Stéphanie Leyronas, Isabelle Liotard
Inequalities in the Arab world: Move from rent to tax
Opinion

Inequalities in the Arab world: Move from rent to tax

Six years after the Arab Spring movements, inequalities that largely triggered them still pose a problem in the Arab world. Samir Aita, a Franco-Syrian economist, takes a look at their causes, consequences and potential ways of addressing these.
Samir Aita
A “world in common”: The avatars of a concept still subject to question
Opinion

A “world in common”: The avatars of a concept still subject to question

Our planet is a finite space which humanity needs to share: this is the image of the world in common which AFD has taken up as its distinctive signature. This idea of a world in common to a certain extent carries with it the idea of a common, or at least coordinated, governance. In the brief and...
Thierry Paulais
Inequalities in Latin America are falling for 20 years
Interview

Inequalities in Latin America are falling for 20 years

Latin America is no longer the most unequal region in the world. While inequalities remain high, they have seen a marked decline over the last 20 years. For Stephan Klasen, Professor of Development Economics at the University of Göttingen (Germany), there are two main reasons for this phenomenon...
Stephan Klasen
Increasing inequalities: A danger as serious as the climate
Interview

Increasing inequalities: A danger as serious as the climate

Economist Kaushik Basu is concerned about the increasing inequalities observed all over the world. Challenging the invisible hand theory, he is convinced that this issue cannot be left to the market alone and that the State has a key role to play.
Kaushik Basu
Official Development Assistance in France: in search of national consensus
Opinion

Official Development Assistance in France: in search of national consensus

While public development policies have been evolving positively for about fifteen years in the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States, what are the factors behind the relative decline of official development assistance in France?
Henry de Cazotte
Development of Africa: the perspective of the German cooperation
Interview

Development of Africa: the perspective of the German cooperation

Germany plays a key role in the development of Africa, to which it dedicates over 50% of its bilateral financing. In the context of its G20 presidency, it has launched “Compact for Africa”, an ambitious initiative for the continent.
Jürgen Zattler
Microfinance: for a more realistic and risk-based supervision
Interview

Microfinance: for a more realistic and risk-based supervision

To adapt to the advent of new players in the field of financial inclusion (limited companies, mobile phone operators…), regulators have had to change their approach to the legislation and supervision of microfinance.
Laurent Lhériau
TDB Group: “Financing Africa’s future with a collective, not national approach”
Interview

TDB Group: “Financing Africa’s future with a collective, not national approach”

The mandate of the TDB Group is to support regional trade and finance infrastructure projects in Africa. Founded in 1985, this development bank now works in 20 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa.
Admassu Tadesse
Intra-country inequalities: what reforms for a more inclusive growth?
Interview

Intra-country inequalities: what reforms for a more inclusive growth?

In developing countries, growth only benefits a very small proportion of the population. These intra-country inequalities undermine the political, social and economic balances. How to make this growth more inclusive?
Mario Pezzini
Universal access to the internet: what role for tech giants?
Development news

Universal access to the internet: what role for tech giants?

Facebook and Google are eager promoters of universal access to the internet. Each of them is devising new ways to close the digital divide. Doing so, they position themselves as development players. But these new ambitions are raising concerns.
ID4D editorial staff
Insurance in Africa, a driver of economic development?
Opinion

Insurance in Africa, a driver of economic development?

To realize the full economic development potential of insurance in Africa, insurers need to adapt their products and distribution channels to the specific features of local markets.
Amélie de Montchalin, Garance Wattez-Richard

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