Development and Civilizations - Lebret-Irfed coordinates the International Network for Human Economy, in which development actors coming from various cultural and spiritual roots share the following convictions:
- Human beings cannot be reduced to their economic dimension alone;
- Development concerns the whole person and every person;
- Development does not result from an accumulation of projects, but from how these projects come within a local, regional and global vision.
The Centre aims, through listening and dialogue, at contributing to the emergence of a more just and a more democratic society. Through seminars, it facilitates communication and exchanges between development actors very often separated by ethnic, cultural, religious or social differences.
The International Network for a Human Human Economy brings together local social change actors, persons and organisations, working in their own environment for the « development of the whole person and of all persons », according to the expression of Louis-Joseph Lebret*, whatever be the ethnic, cultural or religious belonging of those they address.
The exchange of experiences and solidarity actions strengthen the capacity of each Network
member to realise their objectives. The Network permits:
• exchanging viewpoints among members from various regions in the world;
• enriching the lessons that can be drawn from their local experiences;
• deepening the understanding of the impact of the international environment on their actions.
The collective reflection on an international scale gives a more general scope to local
experiences. We also believe that it is necessary that this field expertise benefits the more global
debates regarding development, as well as the conception, implementation and evaluation of public policies.
Développement et Civilisations - Lebret-Irfed
49, rue de la Glacière