French and international partners of the Agence Française de Développement now have free access to new work areas at AFD headquarters in Paris. These open, shared and convivial workplaces illustrate the role of the development platform backed by AFD, as well as the Agency’s propensity for partnerships.
Inequalities continue to widen around the world, dividing societies in North and South alike. After our “Seven good reasons to fight against…”, we continue our series of articles on inequalities. Today, five solutions to reduce them around the world.
After supporting the creation of urban cable cars in Colombia and the Dominican Republic, Agence Française de Développement is backing the deployment of this type of transportation in Saint-Denis on Reunion Island. The first cable car line for an overseas province is scheduled to open in late 2019 to provide an alternative to polluting vehicles and a way to foster social inclusion.
In developing countries, the notion of the middle classes encompasses disparities that are even greater than those in industrialised countries and generates some preconceived ideas that need to be addressed.
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.