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This House would make the raising of business and labour standards a prerequisite for developmental aid
18 Apr 2013
aid | Business Standards | Development | Labour Standards | Overseas Development Assistance | Economic policy | Employment | Economy
Developmental aid exists in a variety of forms such as the Official Developmental Assistance (ODA) awarded by donor nations in the UN’s Development...
1 Feb 2013
It has for a long time been recognized that migration is in large part caused by economic factors; people leave poorer rural areas and move to the city, they...
11 Jul 2012
Africa | Africa | African Union | Conflict | Development | EUROPEAN UNION | integration | International Organisations | International Relations | Organisation of African Unity | Politics | United States of Africa | International
In July 2002, the fifty-three members of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) disbanded that organization and inaugurated the African Union (AU). The goal...
24 Feb 2012
Under colonialism, developed and established countries exerted power over less-developed or newly discovered countries. It was ‘a practice of domination’, and...
20 Feb 2012
Tourism accounts for a significant and growing source of global economic activity: receipts from international tourism grew to a total value of $919 billion in...
20 Feb 2012
Development | economics | Finance | investment | Natural Resources | protectionism | Sovereign Wealth Funds | Finance | Economy General | Economy
Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are investment vehicles owned by governments that wish to invest some of their country’s reserves of money abroad. In the past...
This house believes that developed countries have a higher obligation to combat climate change than developing countries
20 Feb 2012
Climate Change | common but differentiated responsibilities | Developed nations | Developing nations | Development | Emissions targets | environment | Kyoto | Environment
Climate change and global warming are the result of massive emissions of ‘greenhouse gases’ such as CO2, CFCs and nitrous oxide. This has been a problem...
26 Jan 2012
The giving of international aid has been taking place for decades, but the higher levels of international aid we know today are largely a phenomenon of the...
26 Jan 2012
Capitalism | Development | economics | free trade | globalization | inequality | International Cooperation | mercantilism | state capitalism | Tariffs | World Trade Organisation | Finance | Economy General | Economy
Free trade's virtues have been praised for three hundred years. By allowing every country equal access to all markets, the theory says, you guarantee the...
13 Sep 2011
babies | Childcare | childhood | Children | Development | Families | family | Father | Housefather | Househusband | Housemother | Housewife | Maternity | Mother | parents | Paternity | Religion
In the age of apparent equality women are increasingly encouraged to ‘have it all’, balancing career, children and marriage in order to be seen as...