Guide

Communicating climate change: a practitioner’s guide

This guide shares tips for communicating climate change effectively. It is intended for communications practitioners and other champions of climate action working in developing countries. If you have ever tried to explain to colleagues, policy-makers, or the broader public how the climate is changing, how...
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An inclusive circular economy: priorities for developing countries

Developing economies will struggle to grow sustainably without significant investment in recycling, reusing and repairing used raw materials and products. This paper looks at opportunities to coordinate regional trade policies and investment programmes to rapidly scale up the circular economy in the developing world.
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Free Basics in real life

Facebook's 'Free Basics' app proportedly aimed to help people without Internet access. This research suggests that in contrast to this claim, the app primarily serves the needs of Facebook and other corporations, compromising user experience in order to achieve business objectives.
Systematic review

Effects of certification schemes for agricultural production on socio-economic outcomes in low- and middle-income countries

What effects do certification schemes for sustainable agricultural production have on household and individual well-being in low- and middle-income countries? This systematic review suggests the results are mixed, but identify contextual factors that may influence positive outcomes.
Report

Women and mobile: a global opportunity - a study on the mobile phone gender gap in low and middle-income countries

Executive summary Mobile phone ownership in low and middle-income countries has skyrocketed in the past several years. But a woman is still 21% less likely to own a mobile phone than a man. This figure increases to 23% if she lives in in Africa, 24%...
Commentary

China to move production capacity offshore

As a new key plank in its economic statecraft, China has determined that it will shift much of its labour-intensive industry offshore to relieve saturated domestic markets, allow the manufacturers to avail themselves of cheaper labour in Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa, bring the...
Book

Australia and Latin America: challenges and opportunities in the new millennium

This collection of essays provides the first substantial introduction to Australia’s evolving engagement with Latin America. Abstract This is a good time to reflect on opportunities and challenges for Australia in Latin America. Impressive economic growth and opportunities for trade and investment have made Latin...