I am a Polish woman! I am invincible! I want to work!
The European Commission and Poland have made it clear that in order to initiate and sustain inclusive economic growth we need to increase the number of women in employment. Within the framework of the EU’s 2020 growth strategy for the coming decade, which is built on shrewd, sustainable and inclusive […]
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Bamboo no longer just for Pandas!
In October 2012, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published the World Economic Outlook (WEO), a forecast for more than 180 countries based on macroeconomic indicators such as gross domestic product (GDP), inflation and fiscal balance. Ghana’s 2012 GDP of +8.18% has it listed as one of the top 20 fastest […]
Inclusive Growth? Let’s first evaluate!
Can we achieve inclusive growth? Of course we can. How can we achieve it? Well, that’s complicated…and nobody really knows for sure. When aiming for equal distribution of wealth across society, heedless of the adage that the road to success is paved with many failures, most governmental agencies and civil […]
Learning about poverty and progress
Roughly ten years ago I was in a rural community in the south of Costa Rica as the team leader of a group of 14 volunteers who came from different first world countries. The idea was that they would have a chance to work with grass-roots organizations and travel to […]
The Slave, the Settler and Us
Just like “sustainability”, “inclusive growth” risks being an empty signifier. So let’s start with an easier question: can a country both maintain growth and assure a high level of equality? History – at least that part of history where man has a say – shows that growth plus equality is […]