Economist Anda David specializes in issues of socioeconomic inequality and international migration.
As a research officer with AFD, she analyzes the impacts of emigration on the country of origin (economy, job market, female employment). She also studies the role inequality plays in social cohesion, demographics, growth and the effectiveness of development aid projects. She is charge of scientific coordination of the AFD-EU research facility on inequalities, the first European knowledge generation platform on this topic. In addition to providing new ideas for fairer societies for those working in the field at AFD, she assists them by conducting diagnostic studies of inequality and migration for the countries where they operate.
Before joining AFD’s Research Department in 2015, Anda David worked on migration issues with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the World Bank.
Anda David completed a doctorate with Paris Dauphine University and IRD “Development, Institutions and Globalization” (DIAL). Since then, she has continued to specialize in economic development, with a focus on migration and the labor market across the Middle East and North Africa. During her post-doctoral studies at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, she researched return migration in crisis situations.
Publications as an author
Publications as a coordinatorResearch documentpublished in September 2023Research documentGetting from Good Intentions to Effective Action: A Proposal for a Just Transition Partnering Implementation Model in South Africapublished in July 2023Research documentpublished in June 2023Research documentThe local economic development effects of income transfers in South Africa. The Social Relief of Distress grantpublished in April 2023Research documentpublished in March 2023Research documentpublished in March 2023
Media Appearances in English
- "South Africa faces enormous challenges", in City Press (25 November 2019
- "Five myths about the informal economy that need debunking", in The Conversation (9 June 2019)
- "Inequality and climate change: the rich must step up", in The Conversation (16 May 2019)
Media Appearances in French
- "Économie informelle: cinq mythes à déconstruire à travers le monde", in La Tribune (18 June 2019)
- "Pourquoi faut-il relier migration et éducation ?", in The Conversation (30 May 2019)
- "Des pistes pour réduire les inégalités", podcast in The Conversation (11 February 2019)
- "L’aide au développement : quelle influence sur les phénomènes migratoires ?", in The Conversation (17 December 2018)
- "Les classes moyennes africaines émergent mais sont vulnérables", in La Tribune Afrique (20 December 2017)