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?
Development news

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
Questioning the limits of development assistance in Haiti
Opinion

Questioning the limits of development assistance in Haiti

According to François Pacquement and Margaux Lombard, chargés de mission at Agence française de développement (AFD), donors must change their approach to development assistance in Haiti, and consider it in all its complexity.
François Pacquement, Margaux Lombard
Official development assistance: a reform in the interest of the poorest countries?
Opinion

Official development assistance: a reform in the interest of the poorest countries?

The rules defining official development assistance, a key poverty reduction tool, are currently being revised by the OECD. But if governments and citizens from the South are not consulted more, this reform is likely to be in their detriment.
Julie Seghers
Syrian refugees in Lebanon: an emergency for European countries too
Interview

Syrian refugees in Lebanon: an emergency for European countries too

The crisis in Syria led to an influx of at least 1 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Sami Atallah, of the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, takes a close look at what welcoming these immigrants involves, for Lebanon and for Europe.
Sami Atallah
Governance and development on World Bank agenda
Interview

Governance and development on World Bank agenda

In 2017, the World Bank’s World Development Report intends to put the link between governance and development at the heart of international debates. An interview with Yongmei Zhou, co-director of the report.
Yongmei Zhou
Preventing xenophobic violence in South Africa
Opinion

Preventing xenophobic violence in South Africa

In February 2017, a new wave of xenophobic violence targeting African immigrants flared up in several major cities of South Africa. Marc Gbaffou, Chairperson of the African Diaspora Forum, sums up the situation.
Marc Gbaffou
Can Global Funds make development aid more effective?
Opinion

Can Global Funds make development aid more effective?

Because they can combine funding from several donors and depend less on national political decisions than national programmes do, Global Funds can optimize the efficiency of development aid.
Ray Kennedy
Implementation of the SDGs: where does France stand?
Opinion

Implementation of the SDGs: where does France stand?

As part of the 2030 Agenda, 22 countries, including France, volunteered to assess their progress in the implementation of the SDGs. We have compared France’s progress report with the reports of its peers.
Laura Brimont
Agriculture: rural territories, an engine for sustainable development
Interview

Agriculture: rural territories, an engine for sustainable development

How can rural territories contribute, at both local and global level, to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals? This is the question raised by the CIRAD and AFD publication “Living Territories Can Change the World”.
Patrick Caron
How to close the North – South gap in Ghana?
Interview

How to close the North – South gap in Ghana?

The Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) regional development agency intends to close the North – South gap in Ghana by reducing the development disparities between the two regions.
Mariama Awumbila
The China-Africa relationship is increasingly criticized across the continent
Interview

The China-Africa relationship is increasingly criticized across the continent

China is the leading economic partner of the African continent. But like the economist and political scientist William Gumede, more and more Africans criticize the China-Africa relationship, which they consider to be strongly in China’s interest.
William Gumede
Create jobs and make growth inclusive in Africa, by Makhtar Diop
Interview

Create jobs and make growth inclusive in Africa, by Makhtar Diop

Makhtar Diop, World Bank Vice President for the Africa Region, outlines the future of development assistance policies. For him, the priority is to create jobs and to make growth more inclusive across the African continent.
Makhtar Diop
What to expect from Africa's demographic dividend
Interview

What to expect from Africa's demographic dividend

The African continent’s current demographic transition poses many challenges. But if it is well anticipated and managed, Africa’s demographic dividend holds huge potential for economic growth.
Mabingué Ngom
Sustainable development: what strategy for the SDGs in Morocco?
Interview

Sustainable development: what strategy for the SDGs in Morocco?

Abdelghni Lakhdar, Economic Advisor to the Head of the Moroccan Government, takes a look at the progress achieved towards the Millenial Development Goals (MDGs) and at the challenges posed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Morocco.
Abdelghni Lakhdar
Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria: “A little known, feared and neglected country”
Interview

Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria: “A little known, feared and neglected country”

The Boko Haram insurgency and the violent response of the army have led to a serious humanitarian crisis in Nigeria. But while famine threatens 250,000 people, the situation of the most populated country in Africa does not get much attention.
Maud Gauquelin
Management of Global Public Goods: what role for international institutions?
Interview

Management of Global Public Goods: what role for international institutions?

Can international institutions, and the World Bank in particular, play a role in the management of Global Public Goods? According to economist Ravi Kanbur, they have to change their approach and their governance system.
Ravi Kanbur
Corruption in Africa: “Legal nihilism is on the rise”
Interview

Corruption in Africa: “Legal nihilism is on the rise”

The use of the banking system for officials, an open dialog with the private sector, a reform of tax systems, awareness raising campaigns… Congolese economist Nicolas Kazadi proposes solutions to fight corruption in Africa.
Nicolas Kazadi
“The implementation of the SDGs requires a change of mentalities”
Interview

“The implementation of the SDGs requires a change of mentalities”

According to Cristina Diez, representative of the International Movement ATD Fourth World at the United Nations, human rights are a key dimension of the 2030 Agenda and must be at the heart of the implementation of the SDGs.
Cristina Diez Saguillo
Can the State and the commons revitalize each other?
Interview

Can the State and the commons revitalize each other?

Economist Benjamin Coriat explores the possible relationships between the State and the commons. As a powerful driver of social inclusion and equality, can commons enable the State to exercise its responsibilities in a better way?
Benjamin Coriat
What lessons can be learnt from the management of the commons in Africa?
Interview

What lessons can be learnt from the management of the commons in Africa?

Chimère Diaw, a Senegalese expert posted in Cameroon and Director General of the African Model Forest Network, analyzes management of the commons in Africa, using the example of Senegalese fishermen.
Chimère Diaw
Prospective foresight in Africa: debating possible options for the future
Interview

Prospective foresight in Africa: debating possible options for the future

Alioune Sall, Director of the African Futures Intitute (AFI), analyses the role of prospective foresight in Africa. Sometimes exploited for political purposes, it remains a useful tool to think new development models for the continent.
Alioune Sall
Migration: putting an end to clichés about the “brain drain”
Interview

Migration: putting an end to clichés about the “brain drain”

African diaspora remittances to their countries of origin now exceed Official Development Assistance. For Khady Sakho Niang, president of the International Solidarity on Migration Organizations Forum, this sheds a new light on the “brain drain”.
Khady Sakho Niang