Poverty Reduction

The first UN Sustainable Development Goal is to end poverty in all its forms everywhere.

Local mobile app challenging international competitor

In South Africa, online food-ordering and delivery platforms are becoming increasingly popular. One of the international players “Uber Eats” has a problem of class and privilege. Uber Eats largely restricts itself to affluent suburbs and middle-class neighbour...

Undocumented immigrants

Immigrants trapped in illegality

In Johannesburg, clerics and worshippers say their conscience is torn between illegal money and seeing their churches impoverished, because they fund their churches with illegal mining.

Our View

Why ODA is better than its reputation in donor countries

Official development assistance has helped countries to prosper, and it increasingly serves global public goods.

Global agenda

Global public goods matter for global development

The international community must address urgent worldwide challenges with full determination

Village savings and loan schemes

Credits save life and promote resilience

Credit and savings from the village savings and loan schemes are used by Malawians for several purposes. For many, it provides money for common groceries in times when agriculture harvests decline.

Multilateral agenda

Walk the talk regarding SDGS

The international community has sensible goals, but needs a coherent policy framework to achieve them.

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Informal business

Hard working female head porters in Ghana

In Ghana, many rural, poor women are left with no option but to take up labour-intensive blue-collar jobs, such as carrying heavy loads with pans on their heads.

D+C/E+Z

Why we believe in our Digital Monthly

What purposes our Digital Monthly serves, and how it differs from the print issue

Economy

Prolonged hardship in Malawi

Many Malawians are disappointed with their government, abandoning the hope that their economic situation will change for better

Corporate social responsibility

Why the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) matters very much

Sustainable development would be hampered internationally should European legislation regarding supply-chain management fail, and Germany’s reputation would suffer too.

Ecological transition

Energy partnerships for the ecological transition

The so-called just transition is expensive. Rich countries need to support poorer ones.

Sustainability

The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to transform economies in an environmentally sound manner, leaving no one behind.