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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.

Smart agriculture

Digital tools for small farmers

Issue 86 - spring 2020
Higher yields, more income and thus more development: digital technologies are intended to transform Africa's largest economic sector - smallholder agriculture - and thus make it more powerful.

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?


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.

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.


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.

New Business

Austrian know-how in development business 2020

Issue 85, 86 - January - April 2020
In cooperation with international development finance providers, Austrian consultants operate in every corner of the world. We are screening successful collaborations with the World Bank and Co in 2020.

Africa Day 2019

Beyond the exotic

Issue 85 - January | February 2020
Great potential and opportunities on the neighboring continent: This is what this year's Africa Day was all about.

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.


Climate factor forest

Issue 86 - spring 2020
To protect the environment and the climate, there are more and more initiatives to restore forests worldwide. If you want to restore destroyed forests sustainably, you should also pay attention to long-term use. It is important to get all the players on board.

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.

3 conversation

Time is of the essence when it comes to climate protection

Issue 86 - spring 2020
In order to limit global warming, all players need to come together. Sabine Gaber, Austrian Development Bank OeEB, Ulrike Gehmacher, RHI Magnesita, and Bernhard Heneis, OMV, discuss why the international community and companies need to strike the right balance between short-term and long-term measures.


The world looks at Europe

Issue 86 - spring 2020
Alexander Baumgartner, CEO of the packaging group Constantia Flexibles, sees the plastics industry being challenged worldwide to increase the proportion of recycling. In order for Europe to remain a pioneer in environmental issues, he wants a uniform European framework instead of individual action measures.


Export turbo with broad impact

Issue 85 - January | February 2020
Helmut Bernkopf, Member of the Board of Oesterreichische Kontrollbank OeKB, on the challenges in export finance and how OeKB is expanding its presence in the area of ​​sustainability.


Africa expert: facts instead of fiction

Issue 85 - January | February 2020
Landry Signé, Africa expert at the Brookings Institution, looks with optimism at the development of Africa: growth everywhere. And he also sees great opportunities in the new African free trade agreement.



Power for the cape

Create markets

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