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Linda Engel

last contributed to D+C/E+Z in summer of 2021 as a freelance author.

All articles of Linda Engel


Counterfeit medicines are very profitable for criminals

Hundreds of thousands of people die every year as a result of counterfeit medicines

Summer Special

Descent into Hell

Tragic tale of a young Nigerian’s life wrecked by an ill-fated love affair

International law

Companies sue states for ­ climate-protection measures

The Energy Charter Treaty allows companies to legally challenge climate protection laws


“A supportive environment”

Progress in promoting awareness of water sanitation and hygiene in Filipino schools

Social enterprises

Finding finance

Digital platforms can act as matchmakers for social entrepreneurs and investors

Blended finance

Innovative funding models

Blended finance, with participation from the private sector, is becoming increasingly necessary for making investments in water infrastructure


Evaluation 2.0

Digitalisation and changing conditions will determine how development projects are evaluated in the future

Child soldiers

Back to a normal life

A former child soldier from Colombia reports how she found her way back into society


Anti-migration policy

New book critically assesses EU refugee policy concerning Africa

Fair trade

A drop in prices is hurting cocoa farmers

Sustainable cocoa cultivation improves living conditions for farmers

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