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Business

Economics

Editorial

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

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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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Internal Migration and Urbanization in Bangladesh

Internal migration is a driving force behind Bangladesh's economic growth but it has ambiguous consequences on the social level.

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Only for Geeks

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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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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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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly?

The expansion of big retailers in developing countries poses a challenge for food security.

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For a better 2030

Labour unions played a key role in designing the Sustainable Development Goals. Now they are fighting to get them implemented – nationally and internationally

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Finance

The Integrity Strategy of the African Development Bank

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Who Uses Microfinance

The microfinance customer: low income and rural

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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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Financing Development: Feasible Paths Through the Mine Field

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“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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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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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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Entrepreneurship

The Rockstars of Business

When youngsters want to set up their own businesses, experienced entrepreneurs can support them.

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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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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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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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The Next BIG Thing

Basic Income Guarantees (BIG) were once laughed at as utopian. But they are already today changing the lives of millions worldwide – especially in the south.

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A Women’s World: Virtual Offices and Gender Gyms

How social innovation is pioneering a new reality for women across the Middle East and North Africa.

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Bangladesh: Business Women and Farm Managers

Why women’s income and status are rising in Bangladesh

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Rwanda: A Young Entrepreneur in Plastics

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Social Responsibility

Protesting the Games, Protesting Globalisation

Campaigns for Sustainable Sourcing And Responsible Employment at London 2012

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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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“Carbón en el Agua!”

In his documentary “La Buena Vida”, Jens Schanze depicts the Colombian Wayúus’ fight for their land against supranational energy corporations. A review.

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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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The New Farm Owners

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

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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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Open Transfer of Knowledge

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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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Fair Trade

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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Interview on Fair Trade / GEPA

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