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pdf Business as Development Introduction

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BADThe use of markets and business methods to address poverty and other global concerns is a recent and sometimes contested entry into the international development dictionary. Supporters see it as a movement that will unlock new sources of money, energy and innovation in the fight against hunger and disease. This paper introduces the issues of SME level social enterprise business as a development tool.

pdf Good Practice In Advocacy

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advocacy2 404x585Advocacy is the work of influencing the decisions, policies and practices of decision-makers, to address underlying causes of poverty, bring justice, and support good development. In many development situations there are underlying justice issues that contribute to people’s poverty. Until these issues are addressed other development help is going to make very little progress.

 
 
 
 

pdf Practicing a Distinctive Christian Development

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development 50Why do Christians feel a need to be involved in development activities? What are the distinctives of Christian development? Paper presented by BANZAid Manager Paul Thompson to the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation Development Consultation held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 2012

pdf The Global Debt Issue

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jubilee debt 723x1024This document studies the debt crisis of the poorest countries, and the achievement over ten years of the Jubilee Debt Campaign, which sought major debt relief for these countries. “Frankly, it is a scandal that we are forced to choose between basic health and education for our people and repaying historical debt. Shall we let our children die of curable and preventable illnesses, prevent them from going to school, let people drink polluted water, just to pay off this debt?” PRESIDENT MKAPA OF TANZANIA, FEBRUARY 2005

pdf Illicit Finance

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illicitfinance 791x1024The links between tax evasion and corruption: how the G20 should tackle illicit financial flows. A briefing paper by Global Witness, Tax Justice Network, Christian Aid, and Global Financial Integrity

Globally there has been a fierce outbreak of measles this year. Parts of Africa have been badly hit. We saw it ourselves in New Zealand with a surge in cases earlier in the year. However in recent weeks the news from Samoa has been devastating. By early December over 50 children have died from the measles...
The Murshidabad District is one of the poorest in West Bengal. Trafficking agents prey on this poverty to trap young women into the brothels of Kolkata. The key target of the Murshidabad programme was the creation of employment opportunities in the District for women assessed as being at risk of being...
Missions have always seen development activities as an essential part of what we do. Schools, hospitals, agricultural programmes, disaster relief activities have been an integral part of mission activity. On a spiritual level, this has been a part of our calling to follow Christ's example of compassion to...