Those of us in rich-world economies and urban centers take ubiquitous Internet access for granted, like running water or electricity. Yet, according to the UN, more than 3.5 billion people lack access to the Internet.
For more than a half-century the least developed countries (LDCs) have been treated as charity cases by wealthy countries in the West. Donor governments, international financial institutions, and NGOs have been dominant actors providing aid, technical assistance, and funding.
In the developed world, we take the universal availability of the Internet largely for granted. That connectivity in turn creates tremendous opportunities and benefits for individuals and businesses alike.
Trafficking in persons extracts an enormous human toll across SE Asia. The victims – often migrant workers from the poorer countries of the region – Lao, Burma, Cambodia –are subject to horrific abuse and often held against their will for months or years at a time.
The Internet is an essential part of daily life. It allows access to job applications, financial services, and pertinent government information. In fact, studies have showed that internet connectivity increases opportunities for education, gender empowerment and economic growth.
The world’s oceans face unprecedented pressures from over-exploitation, pollution, and the effects of climate change. The pressures on fishing stocks are particularly acute in emerging economies such as the Philippines …
For the last year corporate social responsibility, or CSR, has been the “in” business term in Moscow. It seems hardly a week goes by without a conference on CSR in some suitably swank hotel, where representatives of the government …