Housing policies in the Overseas Territories: the Caisse des Dépôts Research Institute and the Banque des Territoires sign a partnership with Sciences Po to support a research program of the Overseas Chair


The Overseas Chair, created 2 years ago within the Sciences Po Center for Political Research (CEVIPOF), aims to understand the place of the Overseas Territories in France and Europe. The Overseas Chair has set itself educational objectives in terms of courses on the Overseas Territories within its initial training and research objectives around six areas of work: institutions, social and territorial cohesion, environmental transformations, trajectories economic and geopolitical overseas territories.

The supported research program, which extends over 2 years, is articulated around 3 themes: housing policy in the Overseas Territories, property tax policy and the contribution of the housing sector as a whole to the economic development of the territories. . In particular, it will make it possible to evaluate public policies in this area, to analyze the partnership issues between the various stakeholders (donors, funders, etc.) and to formulate analyzes and proposals on the « city of tomorrow » in the Overseas Territories. sea.

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Gisèle Rossat-Mignod, director of the Banque des Territoires network, is delighted with this partnership: « As the Banque des Territoires is a major player in social housing and housing in the Overseas Territories: this is one of the main concerns of the overseas territories, and a priority objective of public policies in these territories, some – such as Guyana and Mayotte – facing extraordinary demographic challenges. Housing policies are, for these territories, a vector of social development, an economic engine and must now contribute to ecological transformation. Thus the Banque des Territoires mobilizes €600 million in loans and operates through its subsidiary CDC-Habitat as the leading operator of social housing in Overseas France. « .

Sophie Quatrehomme, director of communications for the Caisse des Dépôts group, adds that “This partnership embodies the activity of the Institute for Research which, within Caisse des Dépôts, helps to feed strategic thinking, by supporting academic research in partnership with institutions of excellence. It is all the more relevant as research on overseas territories is still insufficiently developed, whereas the challenges of transformation with which they are confronted with regard in particular to adaptation to climate change are significant. »

For Professor Martial Foucault, Director of the Overseas Chair at Sciences PO and responsible for the program covered by this agreement, « the agreement between the Banque des Territoires, the Institute for Research of the Caisse des Dépôts and the Overseas Chair materializes the ambition of the Chair to mobilize its skills in terms of evaluating public policies in the field of housing and land policy on territories deeply exposed to a mismatch between supply and demand for social housing. The Overseas Chair of Sciences Po is very pleased to sign its first action-research agreement with an institution of excellence in housing finance. »

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