"Trade and aid are two sides of the same coin," says Aid and Foreign Trade Minister Johan Forssell (M) (right in picture). However, the Africa groups' secretary general Louise Lindfors (on the left in the picture) is worried that aid will become a subgroup of trade issues. Photo: FUF.
Of: Julia Lundén Azzeddine
July 12, 2023, Report
In the spring, millions of people in France protested against Macron's presidential reform - despite the fact that the new retirement age in the country, 64, is still lower than the global average. Pictured: Police officers prepare for the arrival of the demonstration train in Bordeaux. Photo: Vendela Hammarbäck.
Of: Vendela Permat's Hammarbäck
Since January of this year, the French population has protested against a political reform that raises the retirement age in the country from 62 to 64 years, despite the fact that the global average retirement age is 65 years. However, it was want to themselves the increase of pensionsthe age that most angered the French population, but the way the bill passed—by the French government bypassed the French Assemblée Nationale to get the proposal through.
May 10, 2023, Report
Despite the beautiful nature of Armenia, the country is not yet an obvious destination for outdoor tourism. Photo: Tom Allen, Transcaucasian Trail Armenia.
Of: Sara Lannebo
In mountainous Armenia, a new hiking trail will promote tourism, environmental protection and young leadership. The project, which goes by the name Transcaucasian Trail (TCT), has as a vision to tie the three together South Caucasian the countries of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. Development magazine has interviewed ashot Davtyan, project manager for TCT, about the challenges and opportunities the project faces.
April 25, 2023, FUF-correspondents, Interview
Diversification, i.e. having several different income-generating activities, is vital for many poor women in rural Kenya. Various actors should therefore take measures to promote diversification. That's what Ella Ihre, master's student in rural development and natural resource management at SLU, writes in a guest analysis. Photo: Ella Ihre. Location: Kitui, Kenya.
Of: Ella Ihre
Att have several income-generating activities have become an increasingly important survival strategy for women in rural Kenya. Improved infrastructure, climate adaptations and self-help groups can promote women's work and thus their own livelihood.
December 13, 2022, Guest analysis
Brazil's new president, Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, has promised to stop the deforestation of the Amazon and fight poverty in the country. But he faces extensive challenges during his presidency. Photo: Alexander Bonilla. Source: Flickr.
Of: Liljan Daoud
On October 30, the Brazilian election results showed that the country is moving in a new direction with the presidential candidate Squid Da Silva at the head. But att change direction for the country after four years under right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaros rule may be more difficult than expected a new economic reality.
December 8, 2022, Development magazine explains
Helena Storckenfeldt, development policy spokesperson, Moderates
Now, two interviews are up on our Youtube channel where representatives of the Moderates and the Moderate Youth Union (MUF) talk about their aid policy. Helena Storckenfeldt, development policy spokesperson for the Moderates, talks about how development aid can contribute to economic development. See the interview with Helena here. Josefin Wiklund, MUF, talks about whether development assistance can create a better future for young people and provides […]
July 4, 2022, Almedalen - video
Oil and military companies are two key actors both contributing to global warming. Together they have the scale of resources necessary for systemic transformation, writes Jonathan Michael Feldman, who works in the Department of Economic History and International Relations at Stockholm University. Photo: Pxhere.
Of: Jonathan Michael Feldman
if oil and military firms causing problems are transformed into platforms for civilians, sustainable development through conversion and proactive investment campaigns aimed at universities and local investment actors, writes Jonathan Michael Feldman, who works in the Department of Economic History and International Relations at Stockholm University.
June 30, 2022, English, Guest analysis
El Salvador's president Nayib Bukele wants to build a privately owned bitcoin city - something that is criticized by several researchers in the country. Photo: Presidencia El Salvador. Source: Flickr.
Of: Julia Carlzon
In El Salvador, the president is planning Watch to build "Bitcoin City ”, anda utopia with zero income tax, zero property tax - and zero carbon dioxide emissions. The project is being sold as a way to benefit the national economy and promote innovation, but who really benefits from the bold idea? And what's so great about a privately owned city?
May 25, 2022, Report