- About the conference
- Programme and Speakers
- Practical Information
- Call for scientific papers
Between 2000 and 2015, extreme poverty was reduced in half. At the same time, inequalities have increased throughout the world, weakening the political, social and economic balances of the most concerned countries.
How can we explain this situation? Have development projects helped to reduce, stabilize or increase inequalities? What should donors do in order to take effective action to fight inequalities? How do such processes influence social cohesion?
For AFD, the reduction of inequality is closely linked to the poverty reduction and to the development model implemented by the partner countries. And in order to achieve so, AFD has decided to make social cohesion one of its strategic goals, for understanding it as the basis of the reduction of extreme inequality.
The “Inequalities and Social Cohesion” conference will have as ambition to bring together practitioners and researchers around these issues, and take this debate to the civil society.
The conference will take place in Paris over two days.
The first one, Thursday, December 6th, will be a scientific day with parallel sessions, at AFD.
The second one, December 7th, will be dedicated to high-level plenary debates open to a wide public and it will be held at the Institut du Monde Arabe. On this day, international experts, academics and policy makers will address the following issues:
- What model(s) of development/society would allow us to reduce inequality and promote social cohesion ?
- How does the emergence of middle classes impact inequality and social cohesion ?
- What is the influence of perceived inequality on social cohesion ?
- How to finance the fight against inequality ?
Besides the great quality of the presentations and debates, this conference will enable participants to establish lasting partnerships on the theme of inequality. Its originality lies in the dialogue between practitioners and researchers from a variety of disciplines around the universal subject that the inequalities represent.
For the academic day, we have launched a call for papers that is now closed (detailed information in the last tab).
Schedule of the day for Friday 7th December 2018 (subject to finalization).
This conference will bring together internationally recognized researchers, representatives of institutions and civil society. Here are some speakers already confirmed.
DATES AND LOCATIONS
Thursday, December 6 2018
Scientific day. Reserved for researchers and experts.
Le Mistral - AFD
Place Louis-Armand, 75012 - Paris
Friday, December 7 2018
08:30 - 18:00
Round tables. Open to the public.
Debates and round tables will be held in English. Simultaneous translation to French will be available.
Institut du monde arabe
1, rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard, Place Mohammed-V, 75005 - Paris
The 6th of December will be dedicated to a scientific day for which we have received papers investigating the issue of inequality and social cohesion in developing and emerging countries.
Key topics include:
- Fiscal redistribution
- The link between social inclusion, social cohesion and economic inequality
The call for papers is now finished.