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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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Corruption in the Northern Triangle: The siren song of crime

Ivan Briscoe | July 03, 2014

The end of the civil wars in the Northern Triangle countries has made way for stable democracies, but the governments of Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and E...

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Expert opinions

It’s not about formalization

Jann Lay  | 28 October 2014

How informal micro and small enterprises can (if they should at all) make the transition into formal enterprises and how this would affect their growth and...

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High stakes: African asylum seeker entrepreneurs in Israel

Ilana Pinshaw  | 28 October 2014

Of 48,000 African migrants in Israel, the majority are asylum seekers from Sudan and Eritrea. If it is done right, entrepreneurship can play a vital role in...

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Why reducing inequality is an economic imperative

Stewart Lansley  | 27 October 2014

The shift from wages to profits has led to an increase in inequality over the last three decades.

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The three roles of social business leadership

Social enterprises are not easy businesses to run. The challenge of retaining financial stability while utilizing commercial practices to actively develop social...

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The Birth, Life and Death of SMEs in Rural Africa

Paula Nagler Wim Naudé  | 20 October 2014

Entrepreneurship is ubiquitous in rural Africa. But why do rural households operate non-farm enterprises? How productive are they? And why do they exit the market?

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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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