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  • Israel, Palestine, and the Recession

    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu heads to Washington DC on 6th July 2010 to meet with President Barack Obama. Obama will seek to bring the Israeli and Palestinian leaders into direct peace talks, again. But how will this attempt differ from past efforts? Can the current woes of the recession help foster peace negotiations through intensified economic restraints?

    6 July 2010 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • Engendering change in the crisis

    When recession hits the developing world, it is often women who bear the brunt of falling incomes and joblessness. But how do women in differing contexts across the South respond to these challenges? More, what about other diversity issues - such as age, or sexual orientation - within the context of financial crisis?

    10 May 2010 | Blog | Economics
  • Recovery “kick off”? Of football, sausages and lost opportunities

    When it’s done, the global tally could be 50 million. So says the International Labour Organization (ILO) about job losses from this recession.In richer countries, that has meant growing pressure on central government resources, as formal jobs have been lost and draws on government benefits have increased. Estimates include 8 million jobs lost in the US and 1.3 million in the UK.In developing countries, people are more likely to juggle several jobs than in the developed world. This means underemployment

    11 March 2010 | Blog | Economics
  • Blogging the corporate monster

    Last week, over 100 bloggers reacted to Prem Sikka’s ‘Comment Is Free’ piece in the Guardian, which opined that ‘big business must be forced to temper its obsession with profit and align corporate practice with social justice and democracy’.

    24 February 2010 | Blog | Economics
  • From Kenya with love

    Supermarkets festooned with hearts and crammed with chocolate: Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us. Will it be a romantic meal, roses — or both? Kenyan products have your romantic gestures covered, and more. 

    11 February 2010 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • Eat your greens at Christmas

    Will your last-minute shopping for holiday feasts bring peace, joy and livelihood security to the world’s poorest? Your Christmas dinner plate could be piled high with support for the poor.

    21 December 2009 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • The myth of ‘de-coupling’ as poor catch the recession cold

    When did it start to sink in that poor countries are highly vulnerable to the impacts of the global recession?

    20 December 2009 | Blog | Economics
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