Frédéric Lapeyre is the Chief of the Development and Investment Branch at the International Labour Organization. He holds a Ph.D in Development Studies. He was previously Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain, Chairman of the Belgium Post-Graduate School for Development Studies and Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow at Brown University (Watson Institute for International Studies). His work focuses on development related issues, in particular, the informal economy, employment creation, decent work promotion and job-rich/inclusive patterns of growth with a strong focus on Africa.
His main recent published works include: The contributions of the United Nations to Development Theory and Practices, (2004: Bloomington: Indiana University Press);Poverty and Exclusion in a Global World, (2004: New York: Palgrave); Growth, Employment and Decent Work in Namibia: A situation Analysis, WP no.81 (2012: Geneva: ILO); Securing livelihoods: Informal economy practices and institutions (Oxford University Press, 2013) ; “Securing Livelihoods in Africa: Towards Multi-scalar Policy Frameworks”, European Journal of Development Research (2013, no.25); Les politiques publiques face aux pratiques de l’économie informelle en Afrique Sub-saharienne (2014: Louvain-la-Neuve : Academia-L’Harmattan ).