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Agenda 2030: Development on the brakes

Edition 89 - Winter 2020
Fighting poverty, access to high-quality education for all girls and boys, basic health care for everyone: 17 countries have set a total of 193 goals for a better world by 2030. The effects of the pandemic are likely to make it much more difficult to achieve the goals.

Green recovery as a way out of the crisis

Edition 89 - Winter 2020
Under the catchphrase Green Recovery, the restart of the global economy after the corona crisis and the fight against climate change are to be tackled hand in hand. Can this vision stand up to reality in developing countries?

Food losses

Uneaten: Food loss is a global problem

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
A third of all food produced is never eaten for two reasons: through waste and through loss. While one is more of a rich country problem that is receiving increasing attention, the other often affects poorer countries - and may be underestimated.

Vaccines in developing countries

Together instead of alone

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
Poor countries face a variety of challenges in immunizing their populations. So that the price of vaccines does not become a stumbling block, actors like the vaccine alliance Gavi rely on bundling the demand from these countries. And also promote a concerted approach to the global distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine instead of national solo efforts.

African companies: emerging brands

Magazine 89 - Winter 2020
South Africa, 1987: Two friends meet for lunch in a simple pub in the south of Johannesburg. They order chicken ....

Vietnam: Economy Spotlight

Edition 89 - Winter 2020
Low numbers of corona infections, an up-and-coming economy, beneficiaries of various crises: Vietnam is on a very promising path and, thanks to a new free trade agreement with the EU, also offers enormous opportunities for Austrian companies.

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.

Energy in Africa

Charged up

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
The still inadequate power supply on the African continent limits the productivity and well-being of millions of people. The potential of renewable energy sources is immense – and could be realized with capital from abroad.

Climate protection: on the way to climate neutrality

Magazine 89 - Winter 2020
Exactly five years ago, on December 12, 2015, history was made at the climate conference in Paris: Almost all states of the ...

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.

Rescue Alliance for Social Enterprises

Edition 89 - Winter 2020
In many developing countries, social enterprises take on essential tasks in providing basic services. In the spring, the Covid Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs was formed to carry these important players through the corona crisis.

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.

3 conversation

From the Africa summit to the new partnership

Edition 89 - Winter 2020
Werner H. Bittner, Umdasch Group Ventures, Martin Engelberg, ÖVP member of the National Council, and Arnold Schuh, WU Vienna, will discuss perspectives of increased economic cooperation with Africa, the potential contribution of local companies and the need to catch up in terms of communication and coordination.

Interview

Fronius: growth that makes sense

Edition 89 - Winter 2020
For Elisabeth Engelbrechtsmüller-Strauss, CEO of the Upper Austrian technology company Fronius, the key to further growth lies in internationalization - and in the megatrend of sustainability. She sees the need for industry to provide innovative solutions here. As a family company, Fronius has the staying power to do this.

Interview

Globalization will intensify

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
Renationalization tendencies and a lack of self-responsibility endanger our prosperity, warns Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch Group and former President of the Federation of Austrian Industries. For sustainable growth and climate protection, what is needed are above all technological progress and a different kind of globalization for the benefit of all.

3 conversation

A new normal for the economy

Issue 87 - summer 2020
Globalization came to an abrupt halt as a result of the measures taken by the states in the fight against the corona virus. Norbert Haslacher, Frequentis, Stefan Krauter, Cargo-partner, and Mariana Kühnel, Austrian Chamber of Commerce discuss how Austrian companies deal with this and what opportunities the crisis offers for sustainability and innovation.

Not mandatory (yet)

External aid in plus

Fantastillions

No math games

Rhetoric and reality

The authors explore what Africa can learn from Asia.

Asia as a model

This book is an appeal to African leaders to emulate the successful Asian development path.
The authors draft an agenda for development in Africa.

Agenda for Africa

In their new book, the authors outline an agenda for sustainable economic development in Africa.