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Cooperating with the private sector in child labour free zones in Africa

This guiding document provides concrete action-oriented driven information useful to local government bodies, Community Based Organisations (CBOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and trade unions working in different African countries on how to engage with Multinational Companies (MNCs) and their supply chain partners against child labour.

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Civic driven change: A concise guide to the basics

The world is not working well. For more and more people, life is unfair and insecure. In fact, for years now the global future has looked less rather than more politically certain, financially stable and ecologically viable. CDC introduces novel ideas about citizen efforts that can turn this alarming reality around. 

After the launch of the CDC book, now a concise guide to the basics is...

Social innovation: new game, new dawn or false promise?

This study investigates social innovation in by defining and applying test criteria. Social innovation can be directed at causes or symptoms. We therefore need some idea of why societies’ problems are ‘thickening’. This insight will help judge social innovation as a solution-response from within the social ecology.

Consequently, in Part I, a first set of criteria are provided by...

Development cooperation, humanism, crisis: Where to from here?

Aiding populations of remote, poor countries is increasingly seen as a neglect of 'our own people'. The arts are perceived as a 'left-wing hobby'; the costly recreation of misguided idealists. And caring for the environment? This is no longer seen as self-evident, but as open for re-interpretation. 

Dutch essayist Bas Heijne has written a new Think Piece for the Future Calling programme...