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The EU and China are competing for economic influence in Africa. Lloyd Amoah from the University of Ghana speaks about the role of old and new superpowers on the continent and Africa’s own agency.read more »
This year's Development Conference will take place on 13 and 14 November and, due to the pandemic, only online. The VIDC is co-organiser of the conference and hosts the Africa panel.read more »
Thursday, 22 October 2020, 17.00 – 18.30 (Zoom Webinar)
The European Union and China compete for influence in Africa - also in the course of Covid-19 support measures. Will this open up new opportunities for Africans?
H. Krieger analyzes the causes of the revolt, which is directed against mismanagement and corruption, as well as the consequences of the influence of regional and global powers through economic, political and military…read more »
Apart from a moratorium, creditors have not (yet) promised any further concessions. Many highly indebted countries have also borrowed from Austria.read more »
International trade has a major role to play in the global financial and economic system. Looking at the Covid-19 pandemic, the trading system has played a major role on how governments cope with the crisis.read more »
Bodo Ellmers shows the impact of the pandemic on the global economy, what this means for the financing of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how the international community has so far tackled the crisis.read more »
During the VIDC webinar, Kristina Rehbein (Erlassjahr.de), Abdul Khaliq (CADTM Pakistan) and Daniel Bertossa (Public Services International) talked about the impact of rising debt levels of many countries of the Global South.read more »
The event provided a better understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic on the African regions and the response by African institutions. Furthermore, it focused on the unequal access to medicine and future vaccines.read more »
Tax systems are not gender-blind, nor is the current health and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Policy responses have to include a gender perspective.read more »