Persons with disabilities: Among the first victims of natural disasters
Interview

Persons with disabilities: Among the first victims of natural disasters

Persons living with a disability represent 15% of the world’s population. These persons with disabilities are among the first victims of natural disasters. For example, during the tsunami in Japan on 11 March 2011, the mortality rate among the disabled registered with the government was double...
Véronique Walbaum
Development, energy and climate: The challenge of our time
Combat HIV by delegating tasks?
Health

Combat HIV by delegating tasks?

The lack of health workers in Africa has a negative impact on the management of HIV infection in high-prevalence countries.Faced with the urgency of the situation, development actors have proposed to redefine the tasks of medical and paramedical staff in order to unlock the bottlenecks and scale...
Laurent Aventin
The real dependence of our GDP on fossil fuels
Climate

The real dependence of our GDP on fossil fuels

The majority of models used to explain the growth process do not include energy as an essential factor that can influence it. In these models, the elasticity of GDP to energy, i.e. the sensitivity of GDP to the variation in energy consumption, is always below 10%. Yet this type of calculation is...
Gaël Giraud
Can we sustainably restore ecosystems?
Rethinking development assistance to address the consequences of Ebola
Interview

Rethinking development assistance to address the consequences of Ebola

Beyond the health crisis, the consequences of Ebola are also economic and social. To make Sub-Saharan African countries more resilient in the face of epidemics, their health systems must be strengthened in the long term.
Christophe Paquet, Clémence Vergne
Interview

"Protected areas are the foundations of our future"

The World Parks Congress will be held in Sydney from 12 to 19 November. It will be focusing on a specific subject: protected areas. There are now over 200,000 protected areas. They are very diverse: large, small, community- or State-based, forest or mountain areas, desert or marine areas… but...
Geoffroy Mauvais
“Mobilizing the intelligence and courage of all!”
Interview

“Mobilizing the intelligence and courage of all!”

Isabelle Pypaert Perrin
Let’s put on nutrition glasses!
Opinion

Let’s put on nutrition glasses!

Every year, on 16 October, World Food Day provides an occasion to remind us that undernutrition kills over 3 million children a year. In addition to the health tragedy, it is important to stress that this scourge hinders economic development in countries: it costs between 2% and 11% of GDP. For a...
Christina Lionnet
“Malnutrition calls for a political, multisectoral and coordinated response”
Interview

“Malnutrition calls for a political, multisectoral and coordinated response”

The latest FAO report shows that hunger is in retreat around the world. Has malnutrition replaced undernutrition? To what extent does malnutrition hinder the development of a country? How to fight against malnutrition effectively? Interview with Forence Mouton, food security specialist at Agence...
Florence Mouton
We should think of action on climate change as an investment !
Restoring damages landscapes
Opinion

Restoring damages landscapes

Guillaume Chiron
Action for biodiversity: Going beyond “OR” to initiate “AND” !
The health sector in developing countries: Private players central to a public service mission
Opinion

The health sector in developing countries: Private players central to a public service mission

The private sector plays a key role in health systems in low-income countries. As its services come under a public interest mission, it is essential for it to coordinate with the public sector. Consequently, investments can prove to be both profitable and have social impacts.
Julien Lefilleur
Successful Development Depends on People’s Well-Being
On Including Psychosocial Assistance in Development Projects
Politics must take back the wheel
Interview

Politics must take back the wheel

Nicolas Hulot
Rio+20: Towards Millennium Goals for the Environment?
Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Niger | 6th World Water Forum
Yes we can meet the health-related MDGs! Time to redouble our efforts to fight AIDS, TB and malaria
After Copenhagen, we need visionaries
Opinion

After Copenhagen, we need visionaries

Rajendra Kumar Pachauri
A turning point on poverty
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A turning point on poverty

Humankind and biodiversity
Opinion

Humankind and biodiversity

Geneviève Ferone
Copenhagen: Rendez-vous with Africa
Opinion

Copenhagen: Rendez-vous with Africa

Jean-Michel Severino

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