Welcome to the website of APAD, the Association for the Anthropology of Social Change and Development.
Created in 1991, APAD seeks to advance scientific exchanges as well as dialogue with development actors on issues of social change and development, in Africa and elsewhere.
Main international academic association on this issue, APAD promotes rigorous analysis of the practices and representations of actors, with an orientation rooted in social anthropology and in the qualitative social sciences overall. Initially focused on the study of interactions between actors of development interventions, APAD’s approach has since broadened to include development policies and processes of social change.
APAD publishes the journal Anthropologie & développement (replacing the APAD Bulletin), edits books, and, every two years, organises an international conference. 400 members strong, it has created a space for researchers and practitioners – from the Global North and the Global South, Anglophone or Francophone – for sharing ideas and for publishing.
The theme of the APAD 2020 International Conference Circulations in the global South: Ethnographic explorations of globalized exchanges. It is organized in partnership with the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the University of Lomé (Togo) and will take place...
Le numéro 48-49/2018 d'Anthropologie & développement est en ligne. Coordonné par Ph.Lavigne Delville, S.Ayimpam et R. Mongbo, le dossier "l'enchâssement social et politique de l'action publique" poursuit la valorisation du colloque de 2015. Issue 48-49/2018 of...
On September the 18th, Philippe Lavigne Delville gave a conference at AFD, chaired by Gaël Giraud, chief economist at AFD. The video is online.