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Looking beyond success stories

Klaartje Jaspers | November 13, 2014

To give local and international businesses a new role in assuring inclusive growth in Africa, the African Studies Centre and the Netherlands African Business...

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Doing business in Africa: do the poor profit?

Annemarie van de Vijsel | November 12, 2014

When the Dutch private sector is involved in development in Africa, a dilemma may arise.

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A menu lacking in courage

Arne Bartelsman, Saskia Hollander | September 05, 2014

The report of the expert committee on development financing has missed an important opportunity to accomplish a breakthrough.

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Building inclusive societies in fragile states

Seth Kaplan | August 08, 2014

A major reason why less developed countries fail to develop is the structural exclusion of large segments of their population from their economic, social and...

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Calm before the storm?

With the presentation of the outcome document at the final session of the Open Working Group on sustainable development goals it is time to draw up the balan...

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Too big to succeed?

Arne Bartelsman | July 11, 2014

Middle-Income Countries are threatened to be left out of the post-2015 agenda, as their group size and heterogeneity make it difficult to find a common advoc...

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Expert opinions

Asia's rising rural wages

Steve Wiggins Sharada Keats  | 26 November 2014

Rural wages are rising in Asia, and the strongest drivers are demographic changes and the growth of manufacturing.

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“Youth power”: cashing in on Africa’s demographic dividend

Rob Vos  | 24 November 2014

Last month, hundreds of migrants died near Malta in what the International Organization for Migration (IOM) called the worst shipwreck in years.

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A digital network for entrepreneurs across Africa

Ben White Miguel Heilbron  | 20 November 2014

Innovative early stage ventures that potentially have a high social and environmental impact, but require less than €1 million in capital are the most difficult...

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Filling the skill gaps

Karina Ufert  | 18 November 2014

Skill gaps and effective pairing of education with labour market needs remain one of the most pressing obstacles for SME development in Africa.

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Young entrepreneurs in rural Africa as drivers for job creation

Paula Nagler Wim Naudé  | 21 November 2014

Can Africa’s rural economy create enough jobs for predominantly young job-seekers?

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Current dossiers

Employment

Employment

Creating more and better jobs in a globalized world.

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Post-2015

Post-2015

UN-led worldwide consultations will determine the development agenda for international cooperation.

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Social entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship

The potential to increase the socioeconomic impact of social enterprises

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