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Migration as seen from developed countries: demographic realities, ideology and political choices
Opinion

Migration as seen from developed countries: demographic realities, ideology and political choices

Academic Yves Charbit explains that control of migration flows by a purely numbers-based approach–a practice preferred by developed countries–is not only ineffective, but also counter-productive for Europe. The second episode in our series: “Tomorrow, 9 billion people”.
Worldwide demographic change: new horizons for development
Opinion

Worldwide demographic change: new horizons for development

Serge Rabier, Hélène Djoufelkit

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Informed and responsible narratives on migration, a common cause
Opinion

Informed and responsible narratives on migration, a common cause

By producing quality content and fighting against disinformation, media coverage of migration can help inform public debate and strengthen social cohesion.
Mélodie Beaujeu, Charles Autheman, Ambroise Pierre
Diversity and domination: for a paradigm shift in international aid
Opinion

Diversity and domination: for a paradigm shift in international aid

The current identity of the international aid sector is still structured, in both the North and South, by a Western approach to how funds are allocated and controlled.
Jean-François Riffaud
Defusing the “Demographic Timebomb”:</br>Overpopulation, Growth and Anthropogenic Pressure
Development news

Defusing the “Demographic Timebomb”:
Overpopulation, Growth and Anthropogenic Pressure

According to the UN, the world’s population will exceed 8 billion in 2025. This figure has alarmed some experts, who have alluded to a ‘demographic timebomb’ for global warming. But is anthropogenic pressure on the environment solely a demographic issue? And isn’t demography...
ID4D editorial staff
Consensual power-sharing as a way out of endless crises
Opinion

Consensual power-sharing as a way out of endless crises

How can we help those seeking a way out of endless chaos? Éric Beugnot (AFD) and Jacques Levard propose consensual power-sharing for a limited duration in exchange for massive and sustainable aid.
Éric Beugnot, Jacques Levard
United States: How do the Sustainable Development Goals Fit into the Democratic Primary?
Opinion

United States: How do the Sustainable Development Goals Fit into the Democratic Primary?

The primary for the nomination of the US Democratic presidential candidate offers an opportunity to take a look at the way the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are included in the main candidates’ policies. According to Marie-Cécile Naves, the candidates have mainly expressed their ambitions...
Marie-Cécile Naves
Solving the water-land-people equation in the Sahel
Opinion

Solving the water-land-people equation in the Sahel

Conflict analysis in the Sahel must begin with a simple water-land-people calculation, for geographer Christian Bouquet. More and more people are living with less and less water on shrinking areas of arable land.
Christian Bouquet
“Inequality is undermining the Sahel region”
Interview

“Inequality is undermining the Sahel region”

Following the latest Oxfam report on inequality in the Sahel, Cécile Duflot explains how inequality is worsening the multidimensional crisis affecting the region. According to her, this calls for a coordinated response involving various stakeholders.
Cécile Duflot
Safe and universal access to water and sanitation: a governance challenge
Opinion

Safe and universal access to water and sanitation: a governance challenge

For Julián Suárez Migliozzi, access to water and sanitation is not merely a funding and implementation issue: it is a governance issue. The global community must double its efforts to ensure this fundamental right.
Julián Suárez Migliozzi
Toward a science for sustainable development
Opinion

Toward a science for sustainable development

The first Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) critical assessment report will be presented to the United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2019. One of its contributors, Jean-Paul Moatti, explains the three main messages it contains and how science can contribute to sustainable development.
Jean-Paul Moatti
To what extent do diasporas contribute to development?
Development news

To what extent do diasporas contribute to development?

Every year, the volume of funds sent by diasporas to low- and middle-income countries increases. Today, it represents over triple the amount of Official Development Assistance. But do these funds really contribute to development?
ID4D editorial staff
“Development is a factor in mobility and migration.”
Interview

“Development is a factor in mobility and migration.”

With tensions over the issue of migration running higher than ever, Catherine Wihtol de Wenden believes the solution does not lie in a security-oriented approach. Making it easier for people to move around would make development fairer for all.
Catherine Wihtol de Wenden
Rapid population growth of the Sahel Region: A Major Challenge for the Next Generation
Opinion

Rapid population growth of the Sahel Region: A Major Challenge for the Next Generation

The demographic growth of the Sahelian region is unprecedented and transforms deeply the societies. This phenomenon must be understood rather than denounced. Explanations with Jean-Marc Pradelle, Sahel adviser at AFD.
Jean-Marc Pradelle
When inequality accentuates rural migrations
Interview

When inequality accentuates rural migrations

While exodus affecting most of the rural Mediterranean territories is one of the development drivers, it can also affect the attractivity of these territories. Analysis of Yasmine Seghirate El Guerrab, coordinator of the publication Mediterra 2018.
Yasmine Seghirate El Guerrab
“Venezuelans are leaving because of hunger, instability and poverty.”
Interview

“Venezuelans are leaving because of hunger, instability and poverty.”

Tomás Páez, sociologist and professor at the Central University of Venezuela, is coordinator of the Venezuelan Diaspora Observatory. He gives us his analysis of the unprecedented migratory crisis which has been striking Venezuela for over two years.
Tomás Páez Bravo
The use of research for development: Let’s test knowledge brokering
Opinion

The use of research for development: Let’s test knowledge brokering

In terms of interventions for development, stakeholders, researchers, decision-makers and funders do not interact sufficiently to promote the use of findings from research and evaluations. Knowledge brokering could be a solution.
Valéry Ridde
China and its migrants: Fragile progress
Interview

China and its migrants: Fragile progress

China has some 300 million migrant workers whose living conditions are precarious. Chloé Froissart, Director of the Sino-French Research Center in Social Sciences at Tsinghua University (Beijing), analyses the legal and social situation of this population.
Chloé Froissart
Eradicate poverty in China: A realistic target?
Opinion

Eradicate poverty in China: A realistic target?

In order to eradicate poverty in China by 2020, the central authorities have just approved an investment plan equivalent to EUR 51bn. This is a strong political act but which, according to observers, must be combined with major social measures.
Pierre Tiessen
Development aid: “We need to radically change the way we do things!”

Development aid: “We need to radically change the way we do things!”

A decade after The Bottom Billion, Paul Collier, a British economist, Professor at Oxford University, former World Bank researcher and pioneer of the economics of conflict, has just issued a report on fragilities.
Paul Collier
Demography: a parameter overlooked in environmental protection
Opinion

Demography: a parameter overlooked in environmental protection

The ecological footprint is correlated with the environmental inefficiency of production, per capita production and population. To limit irreversible ecological damage, stabilizing the population needs to be put on the development agenda.
Olivier Ratheaux
Migrant remittances: Untapped potential and the need for regulation
Opinion

Migrant remittances: Untapped potential and the need for regulation

The migrant remittances sent from France amount to over USD 20bn every year. Martin Fleury, Said Bourjij et Bamadi Sanokho, experts on this issue, shares their reflections with ID4D about the potential that these remittances hold for development if it is organized.
Martin Fleury, Said Bourjij, Bamadi Sanokho
Taxation in Mali: towards the end of aid dependency?
Opinion

Taxation in Mali: towards the end of aid dependency?

To put an end to aid dependency, Mali intends to raise tax revenues to 20% of GDP by 2019. But increasing the tax burden without redistributing resources towards basic social sectors would risk exacerbating inequalities.
Michael Siegel
Demography and education: allies or enemies?
Opinion

Demography and education: allies or enemies?

On the eve of the opening of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Conference in Dakar, co-hosted by Emmanuel Macron and Macky Sall, and while in its latest report, the World Bank talks about a “global education crisis”, Marie-Pierre Nicollet, Demographic and Social Transition...
Marie-Pierre Nicollet
EU donor coordination in fragile states: towards a facilitator role for EU
Opinion

EU donor coordination in fragile states: towards a facilitator role for EU

Despite a consensus on the need for European donor coordination in fragile States, best practices are still too rare. Bottom-up coordination practices seem more promising than top-down projects.
Jan Orbie, Sarah Delputte, Joren Verschaeve
Migrations: investing in border controls is not the solution
Interview

Migrations: investing in border controls is not the solution

The sale of African migrants put migration back on the agenda of the international debate. Interview of Richard Danziger, Regional Director for West and Central Africa of the International Organization for Migration.
Richard Danziger

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