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Financial services promoted to the poor despite their failure to address the causes of poverty

Anni Piiroinen First came microcredit, then financial inclusion. Now new technologies are used to extend financial services everywhere. However, data collection by fintech companies raises significant ethical questions.   The quest to bring financial services to everyone has gathered force during the last decade. A new goal in international development is universal financial inclusion, in …

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Reinventing REDD+

Sabaheta Ramcilovic-Suominen One policy that attracted a record popularity, international talks and criticism in policy fora and scientific debates is the “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation” (REDD+). As the title indicates, the policy aims at reducing global carbon emissions via limiting deforestation in localities in the ‘Global South’. In addition, the policy suggests …

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Save the date: 5th Joint Nordic Development Research Conference in Copenhagen 27-28 June 2019

5th Joint Nordic Development Research Conference in Copenhagen 27-28 June 2019 (as part of 2nd cycle of conferences: 2019-2025) Based on the successful completion of the 1st cycle of joint Nordic Development Research Conferences1 the Nordic Development Research Associations (NFU, FSDR and FAU) along with Swedish institutions (Nordic Africa Institute, Development Studies/Uppsala University and Global …

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