With the help of the Navy and the national airline Air India, the Indian government is currently bringing its stranded citizens back home.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
corporAID interview with Peter Bamkole, Enterprise Development Center
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corporAID interview with Robert Mudida, Strathmore Business School
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