Employment

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) estimates that COVID-19 pandemic risks food insecurity and nutrition of 50 million people between June and August 2020. The pandemic adds to other threats including…

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Employment

Ongoing restrictions on transport and freedom of movement are causing disruptions across the agricultural value chain – with a potentially devastating impact on already fragile food systems in Latin America, sub-Saharan…

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Employment

The COVID-19 pandemic also represents a considerable challenge for the NGO sector. While the spread of the disease has to be checked, existing programmes need to be continued as far as possible. In this respect, Plan…

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Employment

Thirty years ago, Africa was synonymous with war, famine and poverty. That narrative is clearly outdated. The living standards of Africans are rising remarkably fast, also thanks to the country’s agricultural growth and…

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Employment

Seeking a “formalisation” of the informal sector, many national and local governments would like to see informal household enterprises vanish from public spaces. However, our author believes that such a development would…

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Employment

For decades, economic growth and structural transformation was equated with manufacturing-led development. This applied to most of today’s advanced and many emerging economies. With a global trend of premature…

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Employment

While education access has improved globally, gains are uneven, and development impacts driven by increases in education continue to be left on the table, especially in rural areas. Demand-driven extension and advisory…

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Employment

Traditional apprenticeship training should again be given more significance in development cooperation, ideally via the dual training approach, our author maintains. In the article below, he explains why this concept is…

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Employment

Job creation has become a major objective in development cooperation. However, regarding rural areas, there are only few strategic analyses that address the aspect of which factors promote (youth) employment. A study of…

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Employment

Africa has a huge opportunity to make agriculture its economic driver. However, the potential for this is far from being made exhaustive use of, one reason being that women face considerable difficulties in their…

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