Parallel session
Social and ecological sustainability

Parallel 6.5 | Room 5: Thursday, 6 October 2022, 15:10-16:40 (UTC-5)

This session is organized and sponsored jointly with EU-AFD. Sustainable development remains criticized for its rather fuzzy nature. Accommodating economic and climate sustainability is however a complex exercise with tensions between what is considered as economically desirable and what is considered as sustainable from a climate science perspective. This session will bring together different papers which look at different dimensions of sustainability, from a fiscal perspective to climate change.


15:10-16:40 (UTC-5)

Anda David | Chair

Anda David is a senior researcher at AFD (the French Development Agency), in charge of the research programs on inequality, poverty and international migration. She holds a PhD from DIAL (Paris Dauphine University and IRD), specialising in development economics, with a focus on migration and the labour market in Middle Eastern and North African countries. Her current research focuses on inequality and social cohesion, the impact of emigration on countries of origin and aid effectiveness.

Between 2004 and 2015, she regularly collaborated with various international organisations active on these issues such as OECD, ILO and World Bank. Anda David joined AFD’s research division in December 2015 and is currently the scientific coordinator of the AFD-EU Research Facility on Inequality. Since January 2021, she is based at the AFD regional bureau for Southern Africa in Johannesburg.

Jairo Núnez | Presenter

Fiscal policy scenarios for Colombia

Jairo Núnez is a Civil Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana with a master's degree in Economics and a Doctorate in Social and Human Sciences from the same university. In his professional career, he has held positions as a professor at the most important universities in Bogotá and was an associate researcher at the CEDE of the Universidad de los Andes (1998-2002 and 2004-2006). In the public sector, he has served as advisor to the Directorate of Economic Studies and Director of Social Development of the National Planning Department; He was also Technical Vice Minister of Health and Labor. He has been the author and co-author (along with the most prominent national and international academics) of more than 100 publications on, among other topics, education, the labor market, social protection and poverty. As a private consultant, he has been an advisor to UNDP, ECLAC, the World Bank, IFC, IDB and CAF. He has been an advisor to the national government on social and poverty issues and was director of the Poverty and Inequality Reduction Mission. Since 2009 he has been an associate researcher at FEDESARROLLO where he has directed around 40 evaluations of various social programs from the national government, the private sector and international cooperation.

Muhammad Hanri | Presenter

Inequality and marine protected areas in Indonesia 
(co-authors: Andhika P. Pratama, Atiqah A. Siregar, Chairina H. Siregar, Lili Yunita, and Wildan A. Anky)

Muhammad earned a PhD in Economics from the University of Southampton in 2018. He held positions as researcher in the Ministry of National Development Planning, The World Bank, and the ESRC for Population Change at the University of Southampton. Academically, he is a lecturer in the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia. His research interest includes Labour Economics and Migration, Social Protection and Poverty, and Applied Economics.

Rocío Espinosa | Presenter

Care economy in Mexico

Rocío Espinosa holds a MSc in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Southampton, and is currently a researcher at CEEY. She was in charge of the Social Mobility Survey of Youth in the Metropolitan Area of Mexico City 2017, the ESRU Survey of Social Mobility in Mexico 2017 and the ESRU Survey of Social Mobility in Nuevo Leon 2021.

Murray Leibbrandt | Presenter

The dissonances of poverty, growth, and inequality

Murray Leibbrandt is Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town and a Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER. In this capacity, and as Director of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU), he leads the South African arm of UNU-WIDER’s Inequality in the Giants project. A UNU-WIDER Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, Professor Leibbrandt is part of the Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development project. He is currently co-organizing one of the project’s six thematic sub-components focusing on the various dimensions of inequality in South Africa.