13th AFD International Conference on Development: Inequalities and Social Cohesion

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.