Sanitation: Crucial to putting an end to undernutrition
Interview

Sanitation: Crucial to putting an end to undernutrition

2.4 billion people do not have access to decent toilets, i.e. one third of humanity. To mark World Toilet Day, Génération Nutrition France is highlighting a causal factor of undernutrition that is too often neglected: the lack of sanitation. An interview with Claire Gaillardou, water sanitation...
Claire Gaillardou, Anne-Solenne Le Danvic
The fight against plant drugs : between repression and development
Opinion

The fight against plant drugs : between repression and development

How to fight against the cultivation, commerce and consumption of plant drugs? The focus on development to fight against the cultivation of opiates in Thailand proved to be more efficient than repression-based strategies.
Jean-Bernard Véron
Let’s give the financial means to cities to achieve the SDGs
Opinion

Let’s give the financial means to cities to achieve the SDGs

Among the 17 SDGs, most of which reflect traditional objectives (access to water, energy, health), N° 11 is worth looking at more closely: “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. This is an overriding objective in view of the development of cities, but it...
Jérémie Daussin-Charpantier
Renewable energies: Why Morocco’s ambitions are taking shape
Interview

Renewable energies: Why Morocco’s ambitions are taking shape

In 2009, Morocco adopted a national action plan for renewable energies. The aim is to achieve an installed capacity of 6,000 MW by 2020 with a combination of solar, wind and hydro energy. Where does its implementation stand? An interview with Saïd Mouline, CEO of the National Agency for the...
Said Mouline
Overextraction of Groundwater Resources: What Are The Solutions?
Agriculture in China: The industrial mirage
Opinion

Agriculture in China: The industrial mirage

China’s agricultural modernization model is today faced with significant limitations in terms of social and environmental sustainability. The change in trajectory, which will be difficult, will not come about without a recognition of smallholders.  
Marie-Hélène Schwoob
Agricultural Credit: Assessing the Use of Interest Rate Subsidies
Publication

Agricultural Credit: Assessing the Use of Interest Rate Subsidies

A SAVOIR has dedicated issue n°29 to this issue. The authors : Christine WESTERCAMP, Miryam NOURI and André OERTEL.
ID4D editorial staff
Investing to electrify Africa
Interview

Investing to electrify Africa

70% of Africans do not have access to electricity, despite an annual growth of 5%. The lack of access to energy in Africa hinders development opportunities for populations and territories despite significant hydro, solar and wind energy potential. How to electrify Africa using its own resources...
Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo
Global Value Chains: The Missing Link in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Trade Integration
Opinion

Global Value Chains: The Missing Link in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Trade Integration

Sub-Saharan Africa’s trade flows increased sharply, multiplying by a factor of five over the past 20 years. Is this boom built on commodities only?  My answer is no ! Many countries have increased their integration in global value chains. But, it is also clear that sub-Saharan Africa still has...
Roger Nord
Fair trade: the SPP label helps small producers control their future
Opinion

Fair trade: the SPP label helps small producers control their future

The modern fair trade movement began in the 1950s and gained momentum almost 30 years ago when a Dutch cooperation organization set up a labelling system to introduce fair trade products into mainstream markets. ATOs sell small producers’ products for better-than-market prices, allowing the...
Jerónimo Pruijn
Illegal fishing: Challenges and solutions
Opinion

Illegal fishing: Challenges and solutions

Illegal fishing, or Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing, is estimated to account for approximately 20% of world catches, i.e. between 11 and 26 million tons. This represents a global loss of between EUR 10bn and EUR 23bn a year. In addition to this economic observation, these...
Philippe Germa
Climate change adaptation in cities: What conditions for success?
Opinion

Climate change adaptation in cities: What conditions for success?

To protect the residents of cities from the impacts of climate change, elected officials cannot simply implement one-off projects to reduce vulnerabilities (infrastructure for rain drainage, early warning systems…). It is firstly necessary to prepare real adaptation plans and, secondly, to...
Sabrina Archambault
Put pollution on the environmental agenda again!
Opinion

Put pollution on the environmental agenda again!

Health issues are at the top of the world’s development agenda. Ebola, swine flu and avian flu, and the triad of malaria, tuberculosis and HIV, ensure that. Yet there is another scourge that we don’t think about. It kills slowly, silently but massively, and more than malaria, tuberculosis...
Richard Fuller
Indonesia’s energy subsidies increase social inequalities
Interview

Indonesia’s energy subsidies increase social inequalities

Indonesia, with its vast energy resources (oil, gas, coal), has opted for a development model based on the development of this natural capital. Yet the country has so far been unable to fully exploit the advantages of its energy assets. It has even become a net oil importer. An interview with...
Slim Dali
Controlling water-related diseases: The battle is far from won!
Interview

Controlling water-related diseases: The battle is far from won!

While water is naturally a source of life, non-potable water is the leading cause of mortality in the world and continues to kill 5 million people every year. What is the scale of water-related diseases in the world? What is the scope of action to control them or eradicate them? Interview with...
Renaud Piarroux
Diversify the sources of financing of African local authorities? It is possible!
Interview

Diversify the sources of financing of African local authorities? It is possible!

The financing needs of local authorities will be particularly considerable in the coming years in view of the galloping urbanization and increasing empowerment of local governments to meet the needs of their populations. Since 2005, public finance management has become a priority for OECD member...
Jérémie Daussin-Charpantier
Promoting housing policies coordinated with the private sector
Opinion

Promoting housing policies coordinated with the private sector

To meet the housing challenge, developing countries need to create new housing production models integrated into a sustainable overall urban policy. They need to collaborate with the private sector and support the entire housing sector in an integrated manner to achieve this. Securing land...
Thierry Paulais, Isadora Bigourdan
Involving third-party partners to finance the rehousing of Morocco’s slum dwellers
Opinion

Involving third-party partners to finance the rehousing of Morocco’s slum dwellers

Morocco has implemented social housing construction programmes involving public- and private-sector partners. Alongside these projects, ad hoc initiatives of varying degrees of formality have also been taken up and supported by the authorities as they seek to respond to the housing deficit for...
Olivier Toutain
Social/Climate: Do Cities Have a Choice?
Conference synthesis

Social/Climate: Do Cities Have a Choice?

ID4D editorial staff
Does FSC certification in the Congo Basin guarantee social responsibility?
Opinion

Does FSC certification in the Congo Basin guarantee social responsibility?

While FSC certification finds its origins in the mediatized denunciations of deforestation by NGOs, the weak governance of States, and the impossible boycott of tropical wood on world markets, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), for its part, has made the headlines with child labor in Asia...
Jean Bakouma
From the field to the plate: How can agriculture improve nutrition?
Opinion

From the field to the plate: How can agriculture improve nutrition?

It seems a priori obvious that agriculture and nutrition go hand in hand: agriculture produces most of what we consume and it is indeed food that is the basis for proper nutrition…Yet in many countries, areas of high agricultural production are also those with the highest levels of undernutrition...
Etienne Junon Duvachat
FIGHTING AGAINST TROUBLED WATERS
Opinion

FIGHTING AGAINST TROUBLED WATERS

World Water Day is an opportunity to draw attention to the fact that water poses a major challenge: the water we drink, but also the water that pollutes. Efforts to improve access to water for people must be continued: 36% of the world’s population still does not have access to toilets. In...
Cassilde Brenière
Latin America: An urban mobility in transition?
On attaining energy, water and food security for All
Opinion

On attaining energy, water and food security for All

Energy, water and food security presents an intertwined challenge to the world. Consequently, our strategy to tackle such a challenge must address comprehensive and critical aspects of supply and demand management so as to ensure the security of each resource.  The world’s population now counts...
Rajendra Kumar Pachauri

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