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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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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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15.12.2016

Boosting trade with better border infrastructure

East Africa is a region severely affected by extreme poverty. Enhancing trade could help tackle the problem, although a number of obstacles need to be cleared. TradeMark East Africa, acting in the context of the Aid for Trade (AfT) Initiative, seeks...

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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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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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12.2.2018

Reward work, not wealth : to end the inequality crisis, we must build an economy for ordinary working people, not the rich and powerful / Diego Alejo Vázquez Pimentel, Iñigo Macías Aymar, Max Lawson ; Oxfam GB (ed.)

Last year saw the biggest increase in billionaires in history, one more every two days. Billionaires saw their wealth increase by $762bn in 12 months. This huge increase could have ended global extreme poverty seven times over. 82% of all wealth created in the last year went to the top 1%, while...
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23.1.2018

Wir und die Anderen : Nationalismus / Caritas Schweiz (Hrsg.)

Die Autorinnen und Autoren des thematischen Schwerpunkts «Wir und die Anderen: Nationalismus» untersuchen die wachsende Popularität rechtspopulistischer Positionen aus verschiedenen Perspektiven. Ihr besonderes Augenmerk gilt dem Zusammenhang zwischen dem Nationalismus sowie wirtschaftlichen und...

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