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The Business and Development Centre (BDC) brings together thinking from business, economics, political science and development studies to tackle critical questions on the role of business in development, focusing initially on agriculture, food and nutrition, the green economy and public health.
The debate on business, markets and states in development has a long history, marked by enormous controversy. Many problems of...
Using a power lens on all our work, we examine popular forms of contestation. We’re particularly interested in contestation over...
Published by: Institute of Development Studies
In the last decade and a half there have been sustained efforts on the part of the United Nations to bring the business sector into...
Published by: The Bretton Woods Project
Carlos Fortin examines the World Bank's record on industrial policy over the last 20 years and shows that the Bank's position on the role of the state is more nuanced.
Published by: Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
Latin America's inequality ranks first in the world, constricting development and hindering citizenship. To tackle the inequality syndrome, a comprehensive approach should be put in place. Recommendations to address inequality through international cooperation ought to highlight strengthening of democratic institutions, enforcement of citizenship - especially labour rights - promotion of an active and strategic role for the state, implementation of due social policies - particularly higher education - and protection of the environment.