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Ceped is a Joint Research Unit (Unité Mixte de Recherche) of the Paris Descartes University and the French Institute for Research on Development (IRD).

Ceped is composed of

  • 42 Researchers, Academics, and Senior Research Officers
  • 6 Research support staff
  • 39 PhD Candidates
  • 9 Junior researchers
  • 2 Members on contract
  • 3 Hosted researchers
  • 40 Research associates
  • 4 Autres doctorants

Our research is dedicated to populations and development in the Global South, with a focus on three specific areas:

Ceped research is interdisciplinary, drawing on demography, economics, law, geography, sociology, anthropology, and socio-linguistics, and conducted in partnership with Global South research teams.

We network with the following organizations and groups :

Since the 2010-2011 academic year, Ceped researchers and academics have been offering a Master’s in “Population and Development Expertise” at Paris Descartes University.