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Corona pandemic

Probably the largest return travel movement in the world

With the help of the Navy and the national airline Air India, the Indian government is currently bringing its stranded citizens back home.

Development Cooperation

Small plus for global development

Global development cooperation funds rose slightly in 2019, according to a recent report by the OECD Development Assistance Committee DAC. Austria's ODA rate also increased by 0,01 percent to 0,27 percent of GNI.
Many African countries already have experience in containing highly contagious diseases after the Ebola epidemic. © Dominic Chavez / World Bank


Aid packages for poorer countries

The COVID-19 pandemic poses enormous challenges not only for industrialized countries, but also for developing regions. Increased cooperation and monetary aid packages should now support poorer countries.

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Doing Business in Africa: Managing the new VUCA world

The corporAID web-multilogue “Managing the new VUCA world” looked at what European companies can learn from Africa's entrepreneurs with regards to management in times of crisis and anticipation of a challenging future.

Global skiing

Novices on the slopes

Issue 86 - spring 2020
Ski magic can not only be experienced in the classic ski regions of Europe and North America. In fact, every continent offers snow and lifts, albeit to a very different extent. The biggest hope market in the industry is the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics: China.

Austrian development cooperation

Timing is everything

Issue 86 - spring 2020
The recommendations of the latest DAC Peer Review of Austrian development cooperation show well-known potential for improvement. Some points are already paid lip service to in the current government program, while others require a fundamental reorientation.

New States

Separate paths

Issue 86 - spring 2020
We live in an era of secession, since the end of World War II the United Nations has won 133 new members. What are the success factors for new countries? And: Will the political world map continue to crumble in the coming years?

Market-creating innovations

See new markets

Issue 86 - spring 2020
For politicians, non-voters are a hotly contested target group. At the same time, the situation is different in business: too few entrepreneurs have radar on those who do not have access to existing products. The concept of market creating innovations by Harvard professor Clayton Christensen should change that.


Knowledge turbo for international business

Issue 86 - spring 2020
What skills are required so that domestic companies can succeed in distant markets? The education and training opportunities in Austria on the subject of internationalization are varied, but emerging and developing country markets are only occasionally in the spotlight.


Use strengths better

Issue 86 - spring 2020
Susanna Moorehead, chair of the OECD's Development Assistance Committee, sees one of the big questions for the future in reconciling climate change efforts with the economic and social development of poor countries. She wants Austria to have more financial commitment and more holistic access to development cooperation.

Economic Partnerships

Use instead of burning

Issue 86 - spring 2020
With natural gas-powered city buses, the Austrian start-up ETEFA wants to bring about a change in Nigeria's diesel-dominated public transport. The Austrian Development Agency supported the development of the market.


Stop erosion

Issue 86 - spring 2020
No European country suffers from soil erosion as much as Albania. CNVP Isuf Omuri's forest expert sees ways to counter the loss of soil and rock.

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