Mali: Elections under supervision
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Mali: Elections under supervision

Ten days ahead of the presidential elections in Mali, iD4D takes a look at the country’s situation since 2013, the conflict which remains in deadlock and the prospects which seem possible.
ID4D editorial staff
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
Sahelian women, both central and marginal
Opinion

Sahelian women, both central and marginal

Laurent Bossard, Director of the OECD’s Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat, takes a look at the paradox of Sahelian women: despite the key socio-economic role they play in communities, they remain marginalised and are sometimes deprived of their fundamental rights.
Laurent Bossard
When will world hunger end?
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When will world hunger end?

A few days after World Hunger Day (June 15), and as the UN condemns using starvation as a war tactic, iD4D assesses the food insecurity situation in the world.
ID4D editorial staff
Hydro-diplomacy to prevent the militarization of water-related conflicts
Interview

Hydro-diplomacy to prevent the militarization of water-related conflicts

Water can causes conflicts in every countries of the Middle-East region. Fadi Georges Comair explains the concept of hydro-diplomacy that could be a solution for countries of the region to manage the ressource together.
Fadi COMAIR
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
The “other face” of the uprisings in Tunisia: an increasingly strong and assertive civil society

The “other face” of the uprisings in Tunisia: an increasingly strong and assertive civil society

The beginning of 2018 was marked in a violent and alarming way by the protests and police repression in Tunisia. The occasion to review the unprecedented and unexpected upheavals experienced by the Arab world in 2011, especially the Tunisian Spring.
Martin Péricard, Emmanuel Matteudi
Water: A global challenge

Water: A global challenge

Whether they lack it, have too much of it or cannot drink it, every human being on the planet face the challenge of water. Such a global challenge can only be met by a collective response.
Céline Gilquin, ID4D editorial staff, Xanthea Limberg, Sara Ahmed, Fadi COMAIR, Catarina De Albuquerque, Askwar HILONGA, Doulaye Kone, Jean Lapègue, Stephen McCaffrey, Maurice Bernard
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
The long struggle against wartime sexual violence
Development news

The long struggle against wartime sexual violence

Sexual violence is common in all current conflicts. Despite growing international legal efforts, only in 1992 was it recognized as a crime against humanity, and it remains largely unpunished.
ID4D editorial staff
Thinking Workshops in Dakar: Movement and migration in question
Opinion

Thinking Workshops in Dakar: Movement and migration in question

In Dakar, the second edition of the Thinking Workshops continues with panels on flourishing themes, entitled « Decolonization and knowledge circulation » and « Population, mobility, migrations ». 
Sabine Cessou
The New Silk Road : a development opportunity for Africa ?
Development news

The New Silk Road : a development opportunity for Africa ?

The new Silk Road sought by Beijing will directly link Chinese ports to East Africa. What does this project reveal about China’s geopolitical strategy and about the relations between the Middle Kingdom and Africa? A review.
ID4D editorial staff
Strengthen the societal contribution of research to reach the SDGs
Opinion

Strengthen the societal contribution of research to reach the SDGs

In order to reach the SDGs, a societal transformation is necessary and all actors must be mobilized. We should encourage strengthening of the collaborations between researchers and civil society promoting societal contribution of research. .
Mélanie Marcel, Sarah Marniesse
OCP Policy Center: the development of Africa in perspective
Interview

OCP Policy Center: the development of Africa in perspective

Founded in 2014, OCP Policy Center is a Moroccan think tank focusing on public policies. With a certain pragmatism, it casts new light on economy, international relations and the development of Africa.
Karim El Aynaoui
The SDGs are a common language!
Interview

The SDGs are a common language!

Local territories and actors are key to achieve the 2030 Agenda. In the Grenoble area, the sustainable development consultancy B&L Évolution supports companies so that they can contribute to the local implementation of the SDGs.
Sylvain Boucherand
Haiti: A fragile State in the Caribbean
Opinion

Haiti: A fragile State in the Caribbean

In a context of deep political, economic and social instability, the Haitian State is currently failing. A failure that the Haitian civil society, through its initiatives and mobilization, could help resolve.
Jean-Marie Théodat
What does the future hold for Syrian refugees in Jordan?
Opinion

What does the future hold for Syrian refugees in Jordan?

More than 660,000 Syrian refugees are registered in Jordan. To improve everyone’s access to basic social services, the NGO Première Urgence Internationale supports both vulnerable refugees and host communities.
Rosanna Rosengren-Klitgaard
Are refugee camps cities like any others?
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Are refugee camps cities like any others?

Designed as temporary living places, refugee camps mostly offer shelter and food. The reality of conflicts makes them enduring spaces. Should they go from a short-term logic to a sustainable organization?
ID4D editorial staff
Refugee crisis in Lebanon: the viewpoint of a social enterprise
Opinion

Refugee crisis in Lebanon: the viewpoint of a social enterprise

Kim Issa and Kristel Guyon, of social enterprise arcenciel, take stock of the challenges of the refugee crisis in Lebanon. 1.5 million Syrian refugees and 309,500 Palestinian refugees live there today, most of them below the extreme poverty line.
Kim Issa, Kristel Guyon

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