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The Case for Gender-Smart Work Policies: Key to Equality, Good for Business

23. Juli 2019 - 17:13
By Sandie Okoro, Senior Vice President and World Bank Group General Counsel This blog is part of a special series exploring subjects at the core of the Human-Centred Business Model (HCBM). The HCBM seeks to develop an innovative – human-centred – business model based on a common, holistic and integrated set of economic, social, environmental and ethical rights-based principles. Read more about … Continue reading The Case for Gender-Smart Work Policies: Key to Equality, Good for Business
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Social protection and risk: the ultimate root cause of migration?

3. Juli 2019 - 10:11
By Jason Gagnon, Development economist / PGD coordinator, OECD Development Centre and Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute   According to recent estimates, 258 million people in the world were living outside of their country of birth in 2017, up from a total of 161 million in 1990. That represents an increase of 60%. Under … Continue reading Social protection and risk: the ultimate root cause of migration?
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Taking gender in trade more seriously

2. Juli 2019 - 11:20
By Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Trade, Sweden This blog is part of a special series marking the 3 July 2019 launch in Geneva of the joint OECD/WTO publication Aid for Trade at a Glance The 2030 Agenda strengthens the prominence of international trade as both a goal of and a means to sustainable development. It also … Continue reading Taking gender in trade more seriously
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Aid for Trade can advance women’s entrepreneurship, empowerment, equality

28. Juni 2019 - 9:21
By Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Co-operation, The Netherlands  This blog is part of a special series marking the 3 July 2019 launch in Geneva of the joint OECD/WTO publication Aid for Trade at a Glance Improving women’s economic opportunities and removing barriers to their participation in regional and international trade are essential for … Continue reading Aid for Trade can advance women’s entrepreneurship, empowerment, equality
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Three trade challenges for LDCs to converge and eradicate poverty

27. Juni 2019 - 10:10
By Anabel González, Nonresident Senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics; Former Costa Rica Minister of Trade, World Bank Senior Director for Trade & Competitiveness, and World Trade Organization Director for Agriculture This blog is part of a special series marking the 3 July 2019 launch in Geneva of the joint OECD/WTO publication Aid … Continue reading Three trade challenges for LDCs to converge and eradicate poverty
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The Global South’s contribution to the climate crisis – and its potential solutions

20. Juni 2019 - 10:00
By Harald Fuhr, Professor of International Politics at the University of Potsdam, Germany Global CO2 emissions in 2017 totalled some 36.2 gigatonnes (Gt), of which the Global South1 emitted some 21 Gt CO2 or 58%. In the same year, the Global North (including Russia) emitted some 13.7 Gt and contributed to some 38% of global … Continue reading The Global South’s contribution to the climate crisis – and its potential solutions
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Bold steps to address the global pollution crisis

19. Juni 2019 - 12:53
By Rich Fuller, President, Pure Earth, and Founder, Global Alliance on Health and Pollution A sense of urgency for action against pollution is building. Air pollution and climate agendas both acknowledge the immediate threat to human health and longer-term changes to the planet’s habitability. Uncontrolled industrial pollution in some lower middle-income countries is visible worldwide, … Continue reading Bold steps to address the global pollution crisis
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Civic space is shrinking, yet civil society is not the enemy

18. Juni 2019 - 16:38
By Lysa John, Secretary-General, CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation 1 Global collaboration is new. It is also under threat. That puts our greatest chance at working together to protect people and planet – as encompassed in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – in jeopardy. This blog marks Civil Society Days hosted by the OECD Development … Continue reading Civic space is shrinking, yet civil society is not the enemy
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Podcast: Can a TV show change gender discrimination in India?

4. Juni 2019 - 11:23
Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director of Population Foundation of India-PFI, in conversation with Gaelle Ferrant, Economist for the OECD Development Centre’s Gender Team Poonam Muttreja is the Executive Director of Population Foundation of India-PFI. She has over 35 years of experience in promoting women’s health – reproductive and sexual rights, rural livelihoods, public advocacy, and behaviour change … Continue reading Podcast: Can a TV show change gender discrimination in India?
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The Sahel: responding to emergencies with efficiency

3. Juni 2019 - 10:23
By Abdoul Salam Bello, Senior Fellow, Africa Center, Atlantic Council The situation in the Sahel is concerning as community conflicts add to existing security, humanitarian and development challenges. What is now at hand is an emergency requiring the Sahel countries to respond with a sense of urgency. And not only is a greater and effective … Continue reading The Sahel: responding to emergencies with efficiency
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Defending Civic Space: Four unresolved questions

31. Mai 2019 - 16:56
By Thomas Carothers, Director, and Saskia Brechenmacher, Associate Fellow, Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace This blog marks Civil Society Days (4-7 June 2019), including the International Conference on Civil Society Space on 6 June 2019 hosted by the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate and the Task Team on CSO Development Effectiveness and Enabling … Continue reading Defending Civic Space: Four unresolved questions
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Tackling Employer-Supported Childcare: A journey from why to how

29. Mai 2019 - 11:41
By Rudaba Zehra Nasir, Global Lead for Tackling Childcare and Women’s Employment, IFC Gender Secretariat [@RudabaNasir] The OECD Policy Dialogue on Women’s Economic Empowerment aims to generate evidence and guidance for policy makers and development partners on how to unlock women’s economic potential. The latest publication, “Enabling Women’s Economic Empowerment: New approaches to unpaid care … Continue reading Tackling Employer-Supported Childcare: A journey from why to how
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Should firms in developing countries pursue independent R&D or adopt technology to innovate?

20. Mai 2019 - 10:32
By Dai Jianjun and Yang Jianlong, Policy Research and Advice, OECD Development Centre (on secondment from the Development Research Center of the State Council of China) Innovation promotes the global economy’s sustained growth, and innovation in developing countries can be achieved through two main means: independent research and development (R&D) or technology adoption. It is generally … Continue reading Should firms in developing countries pursue independent R&D or adopt technology to innovate?
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Constructing Schools to Curb Conflict?

17. Mai 2019 - 10:48
By Dominic Rohner, Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC Lausanne), University of Lausanne and Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and Alessandro Saia, Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC Lausanne), University of Lausanne Armed conflict is a major obstacle to human happiness and prosperity. The most visible consequence of warfare is, of course, the human death … Continue reading Constructing Schools to Curb Conflict?
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Bringing Impact Investing into Focus

10. Mai 2019 - 10:43
By Neil Gregory, Chief Thought Leadership Officer, IFC Looking to invest for impact? Better put on a good pair of glasses, because at first glance so much of it looks rather fuzzy. Is it a USD 500 billion market or a USD 1.3 trillion market, as reports by the GIIN and UNPRI state? Is it … Continue reading Bringing Impact Investing into Focus
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Look East instead of West for the future global middle class

7. Mai 2019 - 10:24
By Kristofer Hamel, Chief Operating Officer, and Baldwin Tong, Research Analyst, World Data Lab Poverty is declining worldwide. Yet, reducing poverty is not equivalent to a rising middle class. A large share of the world’s population earns between USD 2 and USD 11 a day (in 2011 purchasing power parity). Only once people start earning … Continue reading Look East instead of West for the future global middle class
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How the public sector can support sustainable business

2. Mai 2019 - 9:30
By Frederique Mestre, Senior Legal Officer, UNIDROIT This blog is part of a special series exploring subjects at the core of the Human-Centred Business Model (HCBM). The HCMB seeks to develop an innovative – human-centred – business model based on a common, holistic and integrated set of economic, social, environmental and ethical rights-based principles. Read more about the HCBM here, … Continue reading How the public sector can support sustainable business
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What does public procurement have to do with sustainability?

30. April 2019 - 10:37
By Professor Barbara De Donno, LUISS Guido Carli, Dr Livia Ventura, LUISS Guido Carli, and Andrea De Maio, EPLO  This blog is part of a special series exploring subjects at the core of the Human-Centred Business Model (HCBM). The HCMB seeks to develop an innovative – human-centred – business model based on a common, holistic and integrated set of … Continue reading What does public procurement have to do with sustainability?
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