Inequalities have been increasing and threatening the social link since the 1980s. Development actors are aware of the scale they have reached and have now made them one of the pillars of their actions. The community of researchers is on the front line and gathered in Paris on 7 December at the initiative of AFD and the European Union to provide diagnostics, but also to put forward concrete solutions.
Between rich and poor, men and women, city dwellers and rural inhabitants, citizens and foreigners… Inequalities among individuals continue to grow around the world, in both developing and developed countries. This leads to negative effects on growth, well-being, and crime rates. The United Nations has made the struggle against inequalities one of their Sustainable Development Goals: here are seven good reasons to give ourselves the means to fight them.
The economic modeling tool GEMMES is one of the few to integrate the impact of climate change into country GDP and debt forecasts. Designed by the Agence Française de Développement, it is now available in an online application accessible to all.
AFD’s aim, with its platform The Champions of Education, is to facilitate partnerships between the main civil society organizations involved in education at international level. The ultimate goal: improve the service provided to the relevant populations and strengthen the social link.
In Egypt, sexual harassment is a major problem, especially on public transport. A new video campaign, initiated by AFD among others, has just been launched to raise public awareness.