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Pandemic profits for companies soar by billions as poorest struggle to get by

Thirty-two of the world’s largest companies stand to see their profits jump by $109 billion more in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic lays bare an economic model that delivers profits for the wealthiest on the back of the poorest, according to a new Oxfam report released this week.

Introducing the ‘buddy system’ in global development

The goal of the buddy system is not the artificial redistribution of wealth from the wealthier to the poorer countries. The goal is to facilitate interaction and exchange between the buddy countries on different levels, from administration to citizen initiatives.

China’s Belt & Road Initiative: economic prosperity or hegemony?

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s debtbook diplomacy under the guise of a developmental helping hand, an economic windfall to his South-South friends, turns into a stranglehold on their very sovereign economic livelihoods.

The World After COVID-19

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COVID-19 offers mankind a blank page for a new beginning. The question, however, is are we prepared for a fresh start?
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Understanding Development as a Decline

By Ellie Nieminen "Development is needed everywhere, but in some parts of the world development should be understood as decline," argues op-ed contributor Elli Nieminen.

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