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Business

Economics

Stopping the "Brain Drain" in Developing And Emerging Nations

Technology business incubators are on the rise in developing countries

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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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The Emergence of New Donors

South-South cooperation thrives, but efforts remain fragmented. International institutions need to adjust to the reality of a new distribution of power.

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Green Growth in Southeast Europe

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Dandelion Rubber

Establishing sustainable alternative soures are likely to prevent future production shortfalls.

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Connecting Farmers

With 60% of Africa’s population working in agriculture, innovations like Esoko’s pricing apps promise to improve conditions of smallholder farmers.

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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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Finance

“We Need a New Planetary Civil Society!”

The problem lies not in food production, but in access to food. We are letting them starve - but we are not the perpetrators says Jean Ziegler.

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The Integrity Strategy of the African Development Bank

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Public Development Finance: Old Commitments – New Challenges

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Who Uses Microfinance

The microfinance customer: low income and rural

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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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Cracking Down on Speculation

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

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Financing Development: Feasible Paths Through the Mine Field

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Transparency in Microfinance

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Entrepreneurship

The Future Protein?

Insects are a sustainable source of protein since they eat bio-waste. Entofood aims to produce insects on industrial scale. An interview with its founder.

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Rwanda: A Young Entrepreneur in Plastics

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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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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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Fighting Intolerance

Thanks to a young entrepreneur, Swedish companies finally start employing immigrant workers.

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Women Entering Tech

The Organization ChunriChoupaal does not accept the male bias of the tech industry. Neither in Europe nor in Pakistan

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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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Bottom-Up Experts

Farmers know their needs best, concluded Kenny Ewan of WeFarm and created a global mobile platform for crowdsourcing agricultural information.

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Social Responsibility

Developing New Models

About Partnership between Multinational Enterprises and International Non-Govermental Organisations

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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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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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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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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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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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“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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Fair Trade

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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Interview on Fair Trade / GEPA

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