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Business

Economics

Only for Geeks

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Predictable Missteps

Working in Myanmar’s garment industry is rarely any better than in neighboring countries. Exploitation is wide spread. But unions are fighting for change.

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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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Media’s Capacity for Safeguarding Economic Reforms

Why development aid should also target media and people working in the media

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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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Rethinking Environmental Protection: IMF Special Drawing Rights

Let's create new money to spend on climate projects.

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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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Stopping the "Brain Drain" in Developing And Emerging Nations

Technology business incubators are on the rise in developing countries

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Finance

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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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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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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Public Development Finance: Old Commitments – New Challenges

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Cracking Down on Speculation

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

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Transparency in Microfinance

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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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The Integrity Strategy of the African Development Bank

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Entrepreneurship

"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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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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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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Mobilizing Global Volunteers for Grassroots Innovations

International innovation networks preserve local know-how worldwide.

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Social Entrepreneurs – Bottom-up Innovators for Development

Why are social entrepreneurs so important?

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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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Social Responsibility

CSR In Sub-Saharan Africa

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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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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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Message from Minister Müller

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

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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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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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Labour Standards in Africa

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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 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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