Employment

Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic outlook remains bleak, a new World Bank report states. To avert a “Lost Decade”, Africa must urgently achieve stability, increase growth and create jobs.

 

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A new partnership will promote decent work and productive employment across food systems with the aim of tackling poverty and inequality in the sector.

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Employment

Agrifood systems directly employ more than one billion people, and almost half the world’s population live in households linked to agrifood systems, a new study shows.

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Employment

In a large number of countries, the impacts of the Corona pandemic are not only going to dramatically worsen the health and food supply situation but will also result in severe income and job losses. In particular, the…

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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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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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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 That narrative is clearly outdated.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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