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29.11.2017

More unity and solidarity: Two things we need for migration governance in Africa

Current measures to govern labour migration are inadequate for countries suffering from long-standing development gaps and governance deficits.


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30.10.2017

Is socially inclusive and ecologically sustainable progress in Latin America attainable?

Two regional projects by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and partners in Latin America join forces to shape a new development pathway in a region with...


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28.09.2017

Jakarta: an adventure in urban planning

Jakarta (Indonesia) - A city that earned its nickname after a malodorous fruit, Jakarta may hold long-term lessons for the growing numbers of...


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28.07.2017

Shaping migration – justly and globally!

Ten messages sealed on postcards are part of a campaign by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung to promote a vision for the future where migration and mobility...


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28.06.2017

Digital transformation – advantage for all?

A good digital society is more than technology was the main message of #digidemos the FES congress on digitalisation and democracy


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30.05.2017

Shaping up for climate action in Asia

To mitigate climate change, Asia needs to undergo a transition towards a low-carbon economy, suggests the climate team of FES in Asia, since May with...


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27.04.2017

From corporate capture to capturing the corporate

A global project by FES and partners from the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia is at work to shape a reformed global agenda on democratic control and...


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29.03.2017

Behind the green mash nets

Often in the lowest paid positions, an estimated 20–40 per cent of the construction workers that are building Phnom Penh are female.


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27.02.2017

The Maras: when social protection fails, security crumbles

In Central America, FES works to revert a vicious cycle where weak social protection and restrictive immigration policies make criminal street gangs...


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29.01.2017

"Democracy needs active, informed and responsible citizens"

An interview with the director of the Thai Civic Education Center in Thailand on the role of civic education for a democratic society


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29.11.2017

Drop into the future: Migration 2030

How can migration between Africa and Europe change between now and 2030? Here are four scenarios to improve our understanding today.


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29.11.2017

High time for a common African policy on China

While China released its first policy positions towards Africa as early as 2006, Africa remains without a common policy on China’s business practices...


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28.11.2017

China as a role model?

On how pragmatism is replacing values in the African-European relations and the expectations of the 2017 EU-AU Summit


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24.11.2017

Transparent governance starts with access to information

The struggle for transparent governance can’t be divorced from the social and political climate in Africa, where governments and political elites...


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28.10.2017

FES-sponsored think tank rises above Venezuelan deadlock to provide economic crisis solutions

Caracas (Venezuela) – "The Observatorio Económico could even go on to provide a less contentious platform for wider democratic reform" writes Michael...


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20.10.2017

Don't leave it to the gangs! The state of Uruguay sells cannabis

Montevideo (Uruguay) – The country faces obstacles on its ambitious path to create a state-run cannabis market.


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16.10.2017

Beijing, Moscow, Washington – who has what to offer in Latin America?

Left-leaning political forces look for a counterbalance to US hegemony, while right-wing governments are driven by economic interests as much as by...


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16.10.2017

Is geography destiny? Mexico faces the renegotiation of NAFTA

What is at stake in the renegotiation of NAFTA? So far, the results of the treaty differ as much from free trade's most catastrophic visions as they...


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26.09.2017

Access to the city in Latin America: Between market and social production

In Latin America, the concept "right to the city" has been taken up by community and territorial organizations as the flag of their struggle for...


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25.09.2017

Yurts, condos and sewage: the particular challenges of urbanization in Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) – City planner Sumkhuu Yadam on urban planning as a political activity in the Mongolian context, and the rights of the growing...


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People

27.11.2017

A woman’s view of Europe-Africa relations

Powerful and intimate testimony on the urgent action needed to overcome the conditions holding African populations in glaring poverty, driving those who survive to exodus and exile.


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27.11.2017

Same words, different language: The meaning of “migration” viewed from Europe and Africa

The absence of a real migration policy based on African realities should dispel any remaining illusion about the gulf separating the European and African understandings of the question, writes civil society activist from Côte...


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26.11.2017

How feminism can renew progressive political thought in Africa

Simple messages like "you shouldn’t beat your wife" or "you should pay your nanny a decent salary" are just not enough.


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20.11.2017

Racialization of cities persists in post-apartheid South Africa

South Africa’s cities are still largely divided along the fault lines of class and race, a quarter century after the official end of apartheid. FES spoke to Khanya Bonani, an alumnus of the Fort Hare Autumn School Programme,...


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30.10.2017

German politics and Latin America: What's there in the Bundestag election for the sub-continent?

Former FES Mexico staff, doctoral student and lecturer Zirahuén Villamar analyses the Impact of the German elections for Latin America and Germany’s ‘other’ transatlantic relation.


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29.10.2017

Feminism from memory: Community feminism in Bolivia

A workshop in La Paz on community feminism, movement for political action that questions the definitions and chronology posed by feminist currents arising in the past in Europe and the United States.


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27.10.2017

Nueva Sociedad – A magazine for leftist debate in changing times

Buenos Aries (Argentina) – Founded during the military dictatorship in Argentina, Nueva Sociedad can boast of decades long history and a vigorous team keeping progressive thought on the upbeat in the region.


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29.09.2017

Integrated strategies for socially just neighbourhoods

Rising rents, long commutes, more pollution are among the negative consequences of growing cities in Germany that have affected especially people with low and medium income.


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31.07.2017

Halting the spawn of foreign debt

Indebted countries that receive a debt relief continue to return to square one, a poignant lesson in the history of debt that should encourage progressive economic solutions to indebtedness presented in this contribution by...


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24.07.2017

Foreign debt in the G-20: Waiting for Godot

Quito (Ecuador) – In the Hanseatic city shaken by turmoil during the recent G-20 meeting, the issue of foreign debt virtually disappeared from the official agenda


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Reading Picks

15.11.2017

Can union organizing help save Nigeria’s textile industry?

Based on a case study by Ismail Bello, this story by "Trade Unions in Transformation,” a project by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, presents the case of the...


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17.10.2017

Development Approaches in Latin America: Towards Social-Ecological Transformation

Analysis on the development debate in Latin America and why socially fair and ecologically sustainable transformation is needed in the region.


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15.10.2017

The rookie union that took on the coffee behemoth and won: The case of Starbucks Chile

Based on a case study by Felipe Labra, this story by the FES project "Trade Unions in Transformation" presents the case of power resources in the...


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29.09.2017

Street vendors in India: From invisibility to centre stage

Based on a case study by authors Arbind Singh and Sachin Kumar, this story narrates the fight by street vendors in India successfully organizing for...


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08.09.2017

Who owns the city?

The battle for progressive cities in Asia


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16.08.2017

Youth share reading picks and we stacked it for you

Timely and poignant non-fiction oldies, politically charged fiction and memoirs, here are 20 suggestions for your TBR list by youth from the...


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26.07.2017

Are the Multilateral Organizations Fighting Inequality? 2017 Financial Impact Report Executive Summary

International institutions are still not playing their key role in ensuring that we reverse the current disastrous trends in inequality, and allow all...


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06.07.2017

The G20 Compact with Africa is unsuitable for African low-income countries

The G20 Africa partnership draws on a financial and economic framework for reforms that can’t address the main challenges for countries on the...


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19.06.2017

World Wide Web of equal freedom?

How digitalisation can be steeped in the values of a humane society


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17.06.2017

The future of work in Asia – How can India create livelihoods in the digital age?

“Despite being an investors’ darling, India’s employment generation track record has been disappointing”


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