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Ursula Weber

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Ursula Weber has been writing for corporAID magazine since 2003. Previously, the PhD in education worked for several years in the teaching profession and in specialist journals.

Economic Partnerships

WiPa: retrieval of the forest

Issue 92 - Fall 2021
The cellulose fiber group Lenzing has opened a new chapter in its commitment to sustainable business with a reforestation project in Albania. The Austrian Development Agency supports the initiative.

News in brief

Expertise from Austria for projects in developing countries

Issues 2021
In cooperation with the World Bank and Co, Austrian consultants are active in all corners of the world. Find current projects here.

Economic Partnerships

WiPa: pasture instead of coal

Issue 91 - summer 2021
An international consortium is helping Serbia to expand renewable energies. The promoters expect a first breakthrough from the development of a biomass market. The Austrian Development Agency ADA is supporting the project in the pilot phase.

Economic Partnerships

Window for innovation

Issue 90 - spring 2021
The Austrian Development Agency advances the private sector in developing countries with business partnerships. The funding instrument was used for years to support Austrian companies in particular in poor markets. Now they also want to test new things, as an Africa project by Ashoka Austria shows.

Economic Partnerships

Can hear!

Edition 89 - Winter 2020
The Tyrolean hearing implant manufacturer MED-EL Medical Electronics supports institutions in Bangladesh and the Ivory Coast in developing a wide range of products in the field of hearing health. The Austrian Development Agency is funding the project.

News in brief

International consulting from Austria 2020

Issues 2020
In cooperation with World Bank and Co, international consulting from Austria takes place in all corners of the world. Here you will find eight exciting projects from 2020.

Christmas 2020

Gifts with added value

Still looking for sustainable gifts for Christmas? Here you will find eight presents that have been produced in a socially and ecologically responsible manner - and that have a touch of the wide world in them. So that you get double the joy.

Economic Partnerships

Hygiene on the farm

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
With the support of the Austrian Development Agency, the manufacturer of cleaning agents and disinfectants, Calvatis, has demonstrated that innovative hygiene management in poultry and pig breeding gives farmers in Brazil a significantly higher income. The medium-sized company has thus taken an important first step into a huge new market.

Export company

Suddenly stopped

Issue 87 - summer 2020
Or not? The world has been in a state of emergency for more than three months. The corona pandemic has struck entire economies, governments have imposed exit and contact restrictions and closed the borders to contain the virus. It is extremely challenging for internationally active Austrian companies of all sizes to keep their international business going under these circumstances.

Interview

Situation is critical

Issue 87 - summer 2020
Klaus Friesenbichler, industrial economist at the Austrian Institute for Economic Research WIFO, sees developing country markets under threat.