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Roubaud, François

Works: 234 works in 405 publications in 3 languages and 3,418 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Publishing director, Other, Thesis advisor, Contributor, Opponent, Redactor, Author of introduction, Collector
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Most widely held works by François Roubaud
Urban labor markets in sub-Saharan Africa by Philippe De Vreyer( )

16 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The population of Sub-Saharan Africa stood at 854 million in 2010. Annual population growth averaged 2.5 percent, with a relatively high sustained fertility rate, fostered by the fact that two-thirds of the population is under 25. The region has the highest proportion of poor people in the world, with 47.5 percent of its population living on less than $1.25 a day, as measured in terms of purchasing power parity in 2008. It is also the only region in which the number of poor is still rising. This book contributes to knowledge on the functioning of urban labor markets in Sub-Saharan Africa by investigating following questions: which individuals lack access to employment or are employed beneath their capacities; does education improve working conditions?; what opportunities does the labor market offer to climb the social ladder?; is the lack of good-quality jobs for adults and the poverty it implies one of the reasons for the prevalence of child labor?; do women and ethnic minorities have the same access to the labor market as everyone else?; how does the formal sector live alongside the informal sector?; what role does migration play in the functioning of labor markets?; and are there traits common to all urban labor markets in Africa, or is each country different? This book attempts to answer these questions by studying 11 cities in 10 countries (table O.1). Comparative studies are often based on disparate measurement instruments, which risk marring the validity of the findings. This study is based on a set of perfectly comparable surveys. The study also covers a number of topics (migration, child labor, job satisfaction, discrimination, and work after retirement) in addition to the topics covered by Lachaud (unemployment, access to employment and mobility, segmentation, labor supply, and poverty). This book is divided in five parts. The first is comparative analysis of urban labor markets in Sub-Saharan Africa; second is job quality and labor market conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa; third is dimensions of labor market inequalities; fourth is the key coping mechanisms and private responses; and fifth is moving forward
New international poverty reduction strategies by Jean-Pierre Cling( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) launched a joint initiative at the end of 1999, stating that they intended to set the fight against poverty at the heart of their development policies. This book provides the expert, critical analysis of the poverty reduction strategies that is needed. Originally published in French and updated here for the first time in English, the book emphasises three main innovations brought about by focus on poverty reduction, participatory process implemented for policy-making and better coordination of official development assistance. The contributions also show that there remains a large gap between the principles of the World Bank and IMF's strategies and their application. That this valuable and insightful book will be of great interest to students and lecturers involved in development economics goes almost without saying. What also needs to be understood is that the lessons and policy implications drawn from the book need to be read and acted upon by those involved with the World Bank and the IMF
Les marchés urbains du travail en Afrique subsaharienne by Philippe De Vreyer( )

5 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les marchés du travail en Afrique restent à ce jour largement inexplorés et leur fonctionnement méconnu. Leur connaissance est pourtant centrale dans les politiques de développement et de lutte contre la pauvreté. Quelles sont les personnes qui n'ont pas accès à l'emploi ou sont sous-employées? Comment le secteur formel cohabite-t-il avec le secteur informel? Existe-t-il des traits communs à l'ensemble des marchés urbains du travail en Afrique, ou bien chaque pays est-il un cas particulier
Randomized control trials in the field of development : a critical perspective by Florent Bédécarrats( )

5 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In October 2019, Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer jointly won the 51st Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty." But what is the exact scope of their experimental method, known as randomized control trials (RCTs)? Which sorts of questions are RCTs able to address and which do they fail to answer? The first of its kind, Randomized Control Trials in theField of Development: A Critical Perspective provides answers to these questions, explaining how RCTs work, what they can achieve, why they sometimes fail, how they can be improved and why other methods are both useful and necessary. Bringing together leading specialists in the field from a range of0backgrounds and disciplines (economics, econometrics, mathematics, statistics, political economy, socioeconomics, anthropology, philosophy, global health, epidemiology, and medicine), it presents a full and coherent picture of the main strengths and weaknesses of RCTs in the field of development. Looking beyond the epistemological, political, and ethical differences underlying many of the disagreements surrounding RCTs, it explores the implementation of RCTs on the ground, outside of their ideal theoretical conditions and reveals some unsuspected uses and effects, their disruptive potential, but also their political uses. The contributions uncover the implicit worldview that many RCTs draw on and disseminate, and probe the gap between the method's narrow scope and its success, while also proposing improvements and alternatives. 0Without disputing the contribution of RCTs to scientific knowledge, Randomized Control Trials in the Field of Development warns against the potential dangers of their excessive use, arguing that the best use for RCTs is not necessarily that which immediately springs to mind
Les nouvelles stratégies internationales de lutte contre la pauvreté( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'économie informelle au Mexique : de la sphère domestique à la dynamique macro-économique by François Roubaud( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in French and Spanish and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madagascar face au défi des objectifs du millénaire pour le développement by Jean-Étienne Bidou( )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in French and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'engagement pris par 147 chefs d'État d'accorder un "soutien indéfectible" à la réalisation des Objectifs du millénaire pour le développement (OMD) a eu un impact fort sur la structuration de l'aide, sur la définition des politiques promues et sur leur mise en œuvre par les gouvernements des pays du Sud depuis dix ans. Mais quel en a été l'impact sur le développement des pays concernés et quelle distance reste-t-il à parcourir pour que les OMD soient atteints à l'échéance de 2015? Cet ouvrage propose un bilan à mi-parcours de l'état de réalisation des cinq premiers objectifs pour Madagascar. Outre un diagnostic chiffré des évolutions récentes observées en matière de pauvreté, de scolarisation, de santé ou encore d'égalité des sexes, il présence les résultats de recherches originales sur des thématiques aussi diverses que la demande d'éducation, les discriminations, la fécondité, l'occupation spatiale du territoire ... Au travers d'analyses minutieuses d'économistes, de démographes, d'agronomes et de géographes, les facteurs de blocage susceptibles de freiner la marche de Madagascar vers la réalisation des OMD sont mis en lumière. Il est aujourd'hui certain que les OMD ne pourront pas être atteints en 2012, en partie du fait de la crise politique qui sévit à Madagascar depuis le début de l'année 2009. Mais en adoptant une perspective de long terme, ce livre apporte des éléments concerts, utiles pour la mise en place de politiques de lutte contre la pauvreté et la conduite d'actions de développement, dont il faudra tenir compte une fois la crise résolue
La Banque mondiale by Jean-Pierre Cling( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'énigme et le paradoxe : économie politique de Madagascar by Mireille Razafindrakoto( )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in French and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etude de la situation économique de Madagascar marquée par la régression du niveau de vie des Malgaches depuis 1960 et par des crises socio-politiques qui ont bloqué les prémices d'une croissance économique. A l'aune des théories du développement, les auteurs analysent la situation de ce pays. Electre 2017
Mutations démographiques et sociales du Viêt Nam contemporain by Valentine Becquet( )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pays de plus de 90 millions d'habitants, le Viêt Nam connaît depuis quelques décennies une évolution considérable. Cet ouvrage en explore les enjeux les plus marquants. Les défis à relever sont nombreux. Malgré une population encore jeune, ce pays connaît désormais un vieillissement rapide. Or, les formes de sociabilité et de solidarité changent, comme le montre la lutte contre l'épidémie VIH/sida. Le déséquilibre des sexes à la naissance continue de se creuser au détriment de la population féminine, présageant des difficultés à venir considérables en termes matrimoniaux et familiaux dans les générations futures. La sexualité des jeunes n'obéit plus aux mêmes normes et les relations de genre se transforment. Les mouvements migratoires internes au pays se développent, nourrissant une urbanisation rapide. L'environnement écologique, la lutte contre toutes sortes de pollutions deviennent des préoccupations quotidiennes. Le travail est reconfiguré, entre secteur formel et informel. C'est tout un cadre et un mode de vie qui se transforment. Quelles réponses sont apportées? Quelles adaptations la population parvient-elle à adopter? Dans ce livre, une quinzaine de chercheurs et experts apportent des réponses concrètes à ces questionnements. Sociologues, démographes, économistes, épidémiologistes, ils sont vietnamiens, français, canadiens et analysent ici les résultats de recensements, d'enquêtes, d'investigations spécifiques, apportant un éclairage nouveau sur la dynamique actuelle d'un pays en pleine transformation
Le Viêt Nam dans l'organisation mondiale du commerce : impact sur la croissance et l'emploi by Jean-Pierre Cling( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in Undetermined and French and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Viêt Nam est devenu en janvier 2007 le 150e membre de l'OMC (Organisation mondiale du commerce). Depuis le lancement du " Doi Moi " (Renouveau) intervenu fin 1986, ce pays connaît une croissance économique très rapide, parmi les plus élevées du monde. Le processus d'intégration accélérée du Viêt Nam à l'économie mondiale après plusieurs décennies de guerre et d'isolement, dont l'adhésion à l'OMC représente une étape supplémentaire, joue un rôle majeur dans le développement du pays. Grâce à la croissance, la pauvreté a reculé très rapidement. Même si le Viêt Nam fait partie des pays en développement les moins inégalitaires selon les comparaisons internationales, les inégalités sociales sont en augmentation depuis le début du processus d'ouverture. En quoi l'adhésion du Viêt Nam à l'OMC, qui intervient peu après celle de la Chine (2001), est-elle susceptible d'influer sur le sentier de croissance de l'économie vietnamienne et sur son intégration à l'économie mondiale? Quel peut être son impact sur l'emploi et sur le processus de restructuration de la population active? Au-delà, quel impact sur les inégalités et la pauvreté? Toutes ces questions sont au cœur des débats de politique économique au Viêt Nam. La Table ronde consacrée à " L'adhésion du Viêt Nam à l'OMC ; l'impact sur la croissance et l'emploi ", co-organisée en janvier 2008 par l'Ambassade de France au Viêt Nam et l'Académie des Sciences Sociales du Viêt Nam dans le cadre du Fonds de Solidarité Prioritaire (FSP) en Sciences sociales, cherchait à apporter des premiers éléments de réponse à ces questions un an après l'adhésion du pays à l'OMC. Cette synthèse comprend les quatre articles présentés par des chercheurs vietnamiens et français lors de cette Table ronde. Pour enrichir l'analyse, les éléments de réflexion apportés par les deux discutants des communications lors de la Table ronde sont également publiés
Les savoirs des sciences sociales : Débats, controverses, partages by Stéphanie M Carrière( )

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Si les scientifiques sont plus que jamais incités à communiquer les résultats de leurs recherches dans des revues et des ouvrages savants, ils sont dans le même temps nombreux à s'engager dans d'autres formes de partage de leurs connaissances. Qu'ils en fassent la demande ou qu'ils répondent à des sollicitations, les chercheurs communiquent dans les médias, sont investis dans le montage d'expositions ou la réalisation de documentaires, participent à des débats de société, et s'adressent donc
Puzzle and paradox : a political economy of Madagascar by Mireille Razafindrakoto( )

7 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As with all countries that work in mysterious ways that need explaining, which is the exact purpose of this book, Madagascar in all its historical depth and subtle player interactions is far too complex to reveal itself outright. A key needs to be found if there is to be any hope of progressing towards this ambitious and ostensibly unattainable goal, for us in any case. In research, the greatest scientific discoveries have often sprung from a simple question whose ramifications are not always immediately apparent. We obviously do not pretend to aspire to these heights, but our approach has evolved from the same starting point. It is no secret that Madagascar is "in a bad way" with so many areas in which its performance is sorry, if not dire. Yet once this patent diagnosis has been made, where do you start? In our case, the simple question we asked as a way in to the Malagasy equation concerned economic growth, not because it is the only or most important question, but because it has certain advantages for our case in hand. First, a straightforward curve gives a clear idea of the situation, at least over the last fifty years. Second, the growth question is probably the issue that has most engaged economists, and many others besides, for centuries. We could therefore hope to draw on their theories to explain Madagascar's economic trajectory. Of course, things are never as easy as they seem"--
Identités et transition démocratique : l'exception malgache? by François Roubaud( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A la fin des années 80, la conjonction de l'effondrement du bloc communiste et de mouvements de contestations internes a été l'origine d'un vaste processus de transition politique en Afrique. Madagascar n'a pas échappé ce profond bouleversement. Sous la pression populaire, le gouvernement socialiste du président Ratsiraka était renversé pour laisser la place à un nouveau régime fondé sur les principes démocratiques qui n'ont pas été remis en cause depuis lors. Cet ouvrage se propose de tirer le bilan de cette expérience, après dix ans
Madagascar, d'une crise l'autre : ruptures et continuité( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in French and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informal sector dynamics in times of fragile growth: The case of Madagascar by Julia Vaillant( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper investigates the dynamics of the informal sector in Madagascar during a period of fragile growth. Overall, the behavior of informal firms in terms of earnings, employment and capital accumulation points to a degree of heterogeneity which goes beyond a simple dualistic model and even a more refined model that would distinguish between an upper entrepreneurial and a lower subsistence tier within the informal sector. However, in line with the dualistic model, the informal sector indeed fulfills a labor absorbing function in times of crisis. During the growth period authors see capital accumulation in most of the sectors and lots of evidence that households expand their activities. However, this happens mainly through the creation of new firms instead of the expansion of existing ones, which is consistent with much higher returns at very low levels of capital. More rapid expansion can be observed in sectors that operate with lower capital intensity, which is also consistent with risk or credit constraints as major deterrents to expansion. While there is some indication that total factor productivity increased over time, returns to capital and labor where not higher at the end of the observation period than at the beginning. Returns are also rather low at high levels of capital. These findings point to a limited growth potential of the informal sector as a whole. The heterogeneity in capital returns hints at large inefficiencies in allocating capital across informal firms
Vietnam Labour Market and Informal Economy in a Time of Crisis and Recovery 2007-2009 : Main Findings of the Labour Force Surveys. by Nguyen Huu Chi( )

2 editions published in 2010 in Undetermined and English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2007 the General Statistics Office (GSO) launched a joint research program with the French Institute of Research for Development (IRD) to measure and analyzes the informal sector in Vietnam. Two kinds of surveys were conducted in 2007: a national Labour Force Survey (LFS) which, in a first for Vietnam classified labour by institutional sector thereby separating out the informal sector; and two specific surveys in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) which were grafted onto the LFS2007 to find out more about the characteristics of household businesses (HB) in general and especially the informal sector (HB & IS2007). This brief presents the main findings (both methodological and analytical) of these two rounds of LFS as regards the labour market and the informal economy in Vietnam. In the context of the global crisis, it looks at the dynamics of the main labour market indicators with a special focus on informal sector and informal employment between 2007 and 2009. For the first time ever in Vietnam, it is possible measure precisely the evolution of the informal economy and to check for the robustness of the estimates provided. In the conclusion the author outline some of the implications of the findings in terms of survey design and economic and social policies
Dynamics of the Informal Sector in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City 2007-2009 : Main Findings of the Household Business and Informal Sector Survey. by Nguyen Huu Chi( )

2 editions published in 2010 in Undetermined and English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2007, the General Statistics Office (GSO) launched a joint research program with the French Institute of Research for Development (IRD), to measure and analyzes the informal sector in Vietnam. Two kinds of surveys were conducted in 2007: a national Labour Force Survey (LFS), which, in a first for Vietnam, classified labour by institutional sector, separating out the informal sector; two specific surveys, in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), which were grafted onto the LFS2007 to find out more about the characteristics of Household Businesses (HBs) in general and especially the informal sector. These surveys have been extensively analyzed, and the full results edited in a book. Two years later, this successful experience has been re-conducted, with the additional objectives to consolidate the methodology and to assess the impact of the global crisis on the labour market in general and the informal economy in particular. This paper presents the main findings (both methodological and analytical) of these two rounds of surveys as regards the informal sector in Hanoi and HCMC. In the context of the global crisis, it looks at the dynamics of the informal sector between 2007 and 2009. Taking advantage of this unique survey protocol, the first part investigates the macro dynamics comparing the two representative cross sections, while the second focuses on the micro dynamics drawn from the panel component. Transitions between formal and informal sector are explored. The third part aims at analyzing the perception of HBs' heads to assess the impact of the crisis. Then, the last section explores the changes as regards the problems faced by HBs, their interaction with the state and their outlook. In the conclusion, the author determines some of the implications of the findings in terms of economic policies. This report can be usefully complemented by two companion papers: the first one presents the adjustment of the labour market and the informal economy nationwide, based on the LFS2007 & 2009; the second one is a policy brief on the impact of the crisis on the informal sector in Hanoi and HCMC
The Impact of Microfinance Loans on Small Informal Enterprises in Madagascar : a Panel Data Analysis. by Flore Gubert( )

2 editions published in 2011 in Undetermined and English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper analyses the impact of a microfinance institution (MFI) serving small informal enterprises in Antananarivo (Madagascar). The methodology consists of comparing over time the situation of a representative sample of clients' enterprises with a control group, constructed in an almost experimental way through a standard propensity-score matching technique. Overall, the results indicate a positive impact of the project. Taken as a snapshot, the evaluations successively conducted in 2001 and 2004 indicate that the clients' enterprises recorded better average performance than enterprises without funding. With a dynamic perspective however, the results are more nuanced. If the positive effect of the project is clear during growth phases, its effect during economic recessions appears less certain
États flous et trajectoires complexes : observation, modélisation, interprétation by Philippe Antoine( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2020 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'individu au cours de sa vie connaît différents événements de diverses natures (naissance, mariage, changement d'emploi, obtention d'un diplôme, etc.) qui s'enchaînent parfois très vite ou qui semblent aussi bien confus dans leur ordonnancement que dans leur statut. Du fait de la meilleure observation des parcours individuels à travers les questionnaires d'enquête, les changements d'états ne peuvent être réduits à de simples événements. Ils sont en effet marqués par une transition plus ou moins étalée dans le temps, et l'observation, la modélisation, l'interprétation de ces seuils flous entre deux situations constitue un champ de recherche foisonnant en sciences sociales. Les auteurs ont mis en commun leurs expériences dans le domaine du recueil biographique pour s'interroger à la fois sur la question de « mise au point », c'est-à-dire trouver la bonne distance pour appréhender la complexité des histoires de vie, et sur celle du temps, c'est-à-dire selon quelle horloge recueillir le détail de l'information. Ils apportent des solutions d'un point de vue conceptuel et méthodologique, après avoir analysé les liens entre données quantitatives et qualitatives, la gestion des faits et des perceptions, ainsi que déconstruit les catégories des collectes d'analyses. Cette étude dépasse le simple cas particulier. Elle offre un bagage empirique important, peu développé jusqu'à présent
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New international poverty reduction strategies
New international poverty reduction strategiesRandomized control trials in the field of development : a critical perspectivePuzzle and paradox : a political economy of Madagascar
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Roubaud, F. 1961-

Roubaud, François

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