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11.7.2018

Feminist futures / Stefano Prato... [et al.]

[T]his issue of the Journal celebrates the 13th AWID International Forum, which brought together in Brazil over 1800 feminists and women’s rights advocates in a spirit of resistance and resilience. [...] The Brazil Forum as well as the articles in this Journal show that, while there is much to...

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5.7.2018

The start of a new poverty narrative

Homi Kharas, Kristofer Hamel, and Martin Hofer highlight two new storylines that depict what is happening to global extreme poverty.
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15.12.2016

Making markets work for the poor II – Enhancing sustainable income for vulnerable farmers in the Philippines

The notion behind the Market Systems Development (MSD) approach is that by addressing root causes – and not just symptoms – of underperformance of agricultural systems, more accessible and competitive market systems enable poor people to find their...
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15.12.2016

Making markets work for the poor – an example from Bangladesh

The Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach aims to reduce poverty by enhancing the ways that the poor interact with markets. Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation used this approach in their Samriddhi project in Northern Bangladesh, benefiting...

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9.5.2018

Inequality Is Killing Us All. Are We Going To Stop It?

Author and anthropologist Jason Hickel joins me to explain how a handful of rich countries have been able to control economic policies in the rest of the world; why we’re being lied to about poverty; and the radical revolution required to stop the...
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4.6.2015

Lifelong Learning and Equality of Opportunities for All

Education is a powerful driver of development and is one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty. But for many, it isn’t as simple as just going to school. Today, 250 million children don’t know how to read even though many have been to...
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15.5.2014

Zero poverty... think again

Did you know that climate change will have wide-ranging consequences on development and poverty reduction? A new paper by the Overseas Development Institute reviews what is known about the impacts of climate change on eight development goal areas,...

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11.7.2018

Feminist futures / Stefano Prato... [et al.]

[T]his issue of the Journal celebrates the 13th AWID International Forum, which brought together in Brazil over 1800 feminists and women’s rights advocates in a spirit of resistance and resilience. [...] The Brazil Forum as well as the articles in this Journal show that, while there is much to...
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30.5.2018

Die Tyrannei des Wachstums : wie globale Ungleichheit die Welt spaltet und was dagegen zu tun ist / Jason Hickel ; aus dem Englischen von Karsten Petersen und Thomas Pfeiffer

Seit Dekaden hören wir, Entwicklung hilft: Die südlichen Länder der Welt schliessen zum reichen Norden auf, die Armut hat sich in den vergangenen 30 Jahren halbiert, bis zum Jahr 2030 ist sie verschwunden. Das ist eine tröstliche Geschichte, die von Politik und Wirtschaft gerne bestätigt wird. Aber...
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12.2.2018

Der Preis der Profite : Zeit, die Ungleichheitskrise zu beenden / Charlotte Becker... [et al.] ; Oxfam Deutschland (Hrsg.)

82 Prozent des globalen Vermögenswachstums gingen im letzten Jahr an das reichste Prozent der Weltbevölkerung, während das Vermögen der ärmeren Hälfte der Weltbevölkerung stagnierte. Diese extreme Ungleichheit hält Menschen in Armut gefangen, zerstört den gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt, ist...

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3.7.2018

2030 Agenda: Domestic policy is foreign policy!

Swiss civil society – organized in the Platform Agenda 2030 – presented its report entitled «How sustainable is Switzerland? Implementing the 2030 Agenda from a civil society perspective».

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