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Business

Economics

Environmental Activists Take Back the Power

Governments are no longer the ones who rule the world, the power shifted to global megacorporations.

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Myanmar: The Next Economic Frontier in Asia

Major changes are currently taking place in Myanmar.

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Exclusion Through Citizenship

How does national citizenship play a role in the maintenance and reproduction of global inequalities?

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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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China’s Development Policy Engagement in Latin America

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Social Commerce Tightens China's Grip on the Internet

What sounds like a simple financial deal between two private companies could pave the way for stronger internet control in China.

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Editorial

DDD’s 20th issue explores global work realities in the 21th century .

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

Will high birth rates make Africa’s economies rise?

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Finance

Public Development Finance: Old Commitments – New Challenges

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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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Financing Development: Feasible Paths Through the Mine Field

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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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Cracking Down on Speculation

How speculation on food commodities raises food prices in developing countries.

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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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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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Entrepreneurship

The Mobile Generation

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

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Social Entrepreneurs – Bottom-up Innovators for Development

Why are social entrepreneurs so important?

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The SEED Initiative

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"Sustainability Does Not Cost More"

Sustainability is a key concept of the Post-2015 Agenda. Australian designer Leyla Acaroglu provides a fun and refreshing approach on how to implement it.

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A Call for Guidelines

While in the past most companies were lobbying against any state regulations, the mind-set has changed. CSR departments demand for stronger policies.

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Technology in Africa: Set to Change the World

Why African tech developers might soon overtake Europe and North America.

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Empowering Communities With a Social Business Approach

Change the rules of the game by transferring power to the communities.

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Bangladesh: Business Women and Farm Managers

Why women’s income and status are rising in Bangladesh

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Social Responsibility

Message from Minister Müller

Opening remarks by the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr Gerd Müller.

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Smallholder Farming Under Threat?

How do smallholder farmers view current food and farming trends? Three points of view from Ghana, Malawi and South Africa.

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Editorial

What do you take responsibility for? DDD issue #15 will show you a variety of approaches to the topic of “responsibility”.

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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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Leaving the Niche

VAUDE is increasingly known for its sustainable production. They started in a niche but might be the trendsetters. An interview with CEO, Antje von Dewitz.

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Europe’s Working Poor

In some parts of Europe, garment workers earn less than their Asian counterparts – even if they work for big brands

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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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Protesting the Games, Protesting Globalisation

Campaigns for Sustainable Sourcing And Responsible Employment at London 2012

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Fair Trade

Interview on Fair Trade / GEPA

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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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Interview: Fairphone - Changing Business Ethics

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

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