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Business

Economics

Africa’s Young Population: Will it Help Africa Take Off?

Will high birth rates make Africa’s economies rise?

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Unemployed and Violent

Around the world, youth want to shape their own futures, but high unemployment is holding them back. Discontent can at times lead to revolution.

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Social and Sexy

Why are we so afraid of "good" marketing, PR and communication in social business?

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Myanmar: The Next Economic Frontier in Asia

Major changes are currently taking place in Myanmar.

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"A New Generation is Emerging"

Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of NEPAD talks about the possibilities to strategically design Africa’s future and the role agriculture will play in a transformation.

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Morocco’s Solar Bet

Morocco’s new solar power plants are expected to support 1.1 million people and hopes are high for a boost in job creation. Yet obstacles still remain.

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Governments and Businesses Attempt to Build a New, More Accurate Economy

Ecological economists are innovating new markets

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“A Friendly Tsunami”

Michael Braungart talks about the reverse character of sustainability and the actual potential of the human footprint. An interview with the founder of C2C.

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Finance

Reinventing Money – A Community Exchange System

What we need to prevent financial crises is an entirely new operating system: a new exchange system.

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Remittances: Helpful for Development?

Migrants often send back money to their families. Laura Thompson explains the possibilities and limitations of remittances as a tool for development.

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“It Is Good to Be a Banker”

Marcos Eguiguren is Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV). He explains in an interview how bankers foster social change.

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Who Uses Microfinance

The microfinance customer: low income and rural

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Transparency in Microfinance

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A Deeper Look: Women's Economic Empowerment Through Microfinance

Instead of reducing gender inequalities, the current policy of financial institutions contributes to structural discrimination against women.

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Investing in Friends

Small investment groups called chamas are a big phenomenon in Kenya. People join to purchase land, start a business, or even to buy their Friday night beers.

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Nigeria: Wonder Banks Debunked

Dubious banks take advantage of the poor in Nigeria. The mini-series “E-Go Better” educates farmers about the risks and chances of microfinance.

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Entrepreneurship

Who Is the Social Entrepreneur?

A new figure of business is emerging: the social entrepreneur – supposedly combining business spirit and social responsibility. Are expectations fulfilled?

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Africa's Amazing Tech Potential

Believing in young talented Africans pays off. Read about the success stories.

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Rwanda: A Young Entrepreneur in Plastics

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The Mobile Generation

Young people struggle to make a living in the digital economies – two stories from Abidjan and Berlin

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Bangladesh: Business Women and Farm Managers

Why women’s income and status are rising in Bangladesh

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Morocco: The Courage of a Young Returnee

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A Toilet for the Most Vulnerable: The Peepoo

It looks like a plastic bag but it is in fact a high-tech toilet: the Peepoo

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The Limits of Corporate Responsibility

Considering normative expectations and the economic rationale, should corporations enter the political arena?

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Social Responsibility

Are the Big Guys Always the Bad Guys

Testing textile firms: mainstream retailer H&M versus niche player hessnatur - who is more sustainable?

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Taking a Stand Against Pollution

Mirjam Leuze – a German director – talks about her film that tells the story of women in Kyrgyzstan fighting a gold mine

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“A Historic Shift in Conversation”

Transition Network aims at the mind sets of developed countries - seeking to transform the affluent Western way of life.

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The New Farm Owners

Regulation of land grabs won't help - land grab financing needs to stop.

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Food Injustice on Our Plates

Two root causes of the global food crisis are the corporate domination of the food supply and the systemic destruction of local food systems. We need a fundamental change.

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Baladini – Slow Food for Everyone

Baladini was founded in 2014 to train Egyptian women in artisanal food production. DDD talked to one of the founders.

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Retired, but Not Tired

Though mobility is often associated with young people, there are plenty of examples of seniors still working abroad. Their expertise is desperately needed.

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With a Smartphone Through Africa

Africa's start-up scene is driven by innovators in the field of digital media and IT. Some of them met through Ampion.

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Fair Trade

Interview on Fair Trade / GEPA

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Interview: Fairphone - Changing Business Ethics

A Dutch company is taking the first steps towards a fairer mobile phone.

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Interview: Fair Fashion on the Catwalk

Ethical fashion conquers the world couture capital Paris: Good-bye hippe hemp sack, hello haute couture!

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