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United Nations Post-2015 Agenda for Global Development: Perspectives from China and Europe

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20 Oct 2014

German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Editors: Thomas Fues, Jiang Yeg

Scholars from both the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) and the German Development Institute (DIE) emphasise the historic significance of the post-2015 agenda which aims at defining a universal paradigm of sustainable development, and they maintain that poverty eradication and the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals must stand at the centre of the new framework. Differences between the scholars relate to the meaning of national sovereignty and the relevance of political factors such as good governance, rule of law and human rights.

Lancement du premier rapport du consortium LDC IV Monitor

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14 Oct 2014

Le 15 octobre aura lieu le lancement du 1er rapport du consortium LDC IV Monitor dont la Ferdi est membre. Cet événement est organisé avec la mission permanente de la Turquie et la mission permanente du Benin aux Nations Unies.

'Small firms and Corporate Social Responsibility: comparing the social contract in Brazil, China and India'

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14 Oct 2014

In a recent article published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Peter Knorringa and Khalid Nadvi compare the local institutional context for socially and environmentally sustainable behaviour in small firm clusters in Brazil, China and India.

En Asie, les jeunes travailleurs sont confrontés à l’instabilité et à la vulnérabilité

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14 Oct 2014

Un rapport de l’OIT indique que 52 pour cent des personnes âgées bénéficient d’une pension de retraite – souvent insuffisante – et les politiques d’assainissement des finances publiques ont aggravé la tendance.

A new partnership between China and Germany

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14 Oct 2014

The planned bilateral governmental consultations between China and Germany on 10 October will provide Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Müller, with an important opportunity to start a new phase of engagement. We argue that this event can be used to design a new development partnership.

A cost-effective and energy-efficient approach to carbon capture

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14 Oct 2014

Scientists from EPFL, UC Berkeley and Beijing have developed a slurry-based process that can revolutionize carbon capture. The slurry, consisting of a porous powder suspended in glycol, offers the efficient large-scale implementation of a liquid while maintaining the lower costs and energy efficiency of solid carbon-capturing materials.

Legislating Marriages: Family Law Reform and Democratization in Africa and Asia

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13 Oct 2014

Women''s rights and obligations within marriage are one of the key components of family law and is a highly sensitive political area of intervention across the globe both historically and presently. Despite massive pressures from feminist movements across the world, family law has been surprisingly stubborn to change. This workshop examines the relationship between family law reform and political transitions.

New Report by ODI: Living on Hope, hoping for Education: the failed Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

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25 Sep 2014

Four years into the Syrian crisis, over half a million Syrian refugee children are out of school – and the numbers are rising. The education crisis is fuelling an epidemic of child labour and early marriage.

Interview with ODI's Shelagh Whitley on BBC

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25 Sep 2014

Shelagh Whitley on BBC World News 22/09/2014

ECDPM 5th European Report on Development (ERD)

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25 Sep 2014

The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) is part of the ‘Mobilising European Research for Development Policies’ initiative. Together with the European Commission and the Overseas Development Institute, the Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, the University of Athens and the Southern Voice Network, they have produced the 5th European Report on Development (ERD).

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