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Are private investors the best people to decide development priorities in poor countries?

Development Impact Bonds were supposed to be the next big thing. But do they give power to the right people?

Death on the roads is an epidemic: better jobs for transport workers is part of the cure.

As long as working people are seen as a cost to development rather than its agents there will be no holistic policy.

Will payment-by-results (PbR) scupper Development Impact Bonds?

Six months after the launch of the Development Impact Bonds idea there are still none in operation.

No such thing as ‘the German model’: principles are universal, but routes must vary.

Employee representation on company boards is a vital form of worker voice but the route to workplace democracy must vary.

Mobilising informal economy workers for urban resilience

Workers in the informal economy and slum dwellers can be active and organised contributors to raising the triple bottom line

Doing Business as usual? Not if the World Bank listens to Trevor Manuel

A review panel chaired by the South African planning minister is highly critical of the World Bank's Doing Business report

The B Team say they want to change the world. Great, but don’t let them rule it.

Equating people and profit makes no sense. Sustainability means deciding which is the master and which the servant.

Why does the UN think young professionals should not be paid?

Shouldn't the United Nations be setting a good global example about justice for young workers? So why no pay for its "interns"?

The catastrophe of precarious work: Elizabeth Cotton challenges Guy Standing

The idea that the 'precariat' is a new class is an obstacle not only to understanding but also to organisation

How do labour markets adjust to economic crises?

The economic crisis has caused both job losses and wage reductions among both formally and informally employed workers

Sustainable Development Goals: is this the post-2015 agenda?

Jeff Sachs says global institutions should set goals that link economic, social and environmental sustainability. Is he right?

Quality Public Transport: key to urban sustainability

Ford led the private transport revolution in the 20th Century. Will it really lead a public transport revolution in the 21st?

Jobs, growth and the private sector: beware the false syllogism

Just because the private sector creates most jobs doesn't mean that if the private sector grows good jobs will follow.