Politics & Policy

In Mali, young people no longer want to play supporting roles
Opinion

In Mali, young people no longer want to play supporting roles

Despite the political instability and violent extremism affecting countries in the Sahel, its young citizens are driving change. In Mali, the Youth Association for Active Citizenship and Democracy (AJCAD-Mali) is encouraging young people to engage in political governance.

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Commons, the way forward for Africa
Opinion

Commons, the way forward for Africa

In the face of growing health, climate and social crises, the solidarity-based governance model for commons is becoming increasingly relevant. On the continent, there have been some encouraging precedents.
Pierre Jacquemot
Statebuilding, an approach that needs rethinking
Opinion

Statebuilding, an approach that needs rethinking

Faced with contemporary social conflicts, the answer given by international stakeholders is a combination of “security and development” through, in particular, the reconstruction of the State. However, statebuilding, through its technical and apolitical approach, fails to address the social...
Xavier Lhote
Conflicts: The multilateralism crisis has caused the failure of international interventions
Opinion

Conflicts: The multilateralism crisis has caused the failure of international interventions

In a geopolitical context in turmoil and faced with the failure of international interventions, there is an urgent need to change the approach to try to resolve the conflicts of today.
Thierry Vircoulon
How to move from humanitarian aid in Africa to African humanitarian workers
Opinion

How to move from humanitarian aid in Africa to African humanitarian workers

Based on its own experience, the NGO ALIMA is advocating for a real localization of humanitarian aid. An emergency brought to the fore by the COVID-19 crisis.
Richard Kojan, Augustin Augier, Moumouni Kinda
Armed forces in the Sahel face challenges of transparency and corruption
Opinion

Armed forces in the Sahel face challenges of transparency and corruption

For lasting stability in the Sahel, better democratic control of the defense and security sector in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger is crucial. It requires more transparency.
Oswald Padonou
How COVID-19 boosts China’s power
Interview

How COVID-19 boosts China’s power

Does the COVID-19 crisis signal the advent of Chinese hegemony? The communist regime is emerging from this momentous health episode stronger than ever, says Alice Ekman, China expert at the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS).
Alice Ekman
“The majority of conflicts arise from problems of governance”
Interview

“The majority of conflicts arise from problems of governance”

Parfait Onanga-Anyanga considers that the challenges of governance and the establishment of States governed by the rule of law, as promoted by Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16, are a prerequisite for attaining all the other goals.
Parfait Onanga-Anyanga
Corporate governance: how does it affect the value of a company?
Opinion

Corporate governance: how does it affect the value of a company?

Research has consistently shown that strong corporate governance positively affects firm value. This article gives a short introduction into the topic of corporate governance, briefly introduces some pivotal governance components and summarizes the most important research findings.
Georg Wernicke
Regional integration: How to measure the commitment of African States?
Opinion

Regional integration: How to measure the commitment of African States?

Regional integration is a key issue for Africa. It is a powerful driver for growth and development, with potential positive impacts on private investment, governance and intra- and extra-community trade.
Joël Cariolle, Audrey-Anne de Ubeda , Anne-Marie Geourjon
Mali: Elections under supervision
Development news

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
When will world hunger end?
Development news

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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