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Manufacturing still matters

Manufacturing still matters

Popular economist, Ha-Joon Chang, answers questions about the race to the bottom, going green and the Occupy movement

We can do it!

We can do it!

The front cover of the “We can do it!” issue of Making It has been the subject of many appreciative comments but also quite a few asking about the origins of the image. Here is a brief explanation.

Issue 8 – We can do it!

Issue 8 – We can do it!

‘Women hold up half the sky’ is a Chinese proverb affirming women’s equal contribution to the human experience but it is an aspirational, rather than a factual, claim. In developed and developing countries alike, gender gaps persist in education, health, work, wages and political participation. For this issue of Making It, the theme is gender […]

Garment industry leads the way

Garment industry leads the way

A country feature on the possibility of Bangladesh’s graduation from LDC status, and exclusive interview with the Minister of Industries

Issue 7 – Governing a globalized world

Issue 7 – Governing a globalized world

Never has the world been more interdependent, never has it been more shaped by technological, economic and social progress – and never has it been more vulnerable to economic and environmental shocks and political failure. Our global economic, social and political systems have been under great pressure for a while, and the future appears uncertain. […]

From aid dependence to resource revenue

From aid dependence to resource revenue

A country feature on Timor-Leste, with an exclusive interview with His Excellency President José Ramos-Horta

Issue 5 – Trade: engine of development?

Issue 5 – Trade: engine of development?

This issue of Making It: Industry for Development focuses on recent developments in global trade. In the keynote article, Peter Sutherland, a former Director-General of the World Trade Organization, argues that a conclusion of the Doha Round is essential if all countries are to share the benefits of global trade. Highlighting the link between trade […]

Climate change and trade

Climate change and trade

In an exclusive interview, Patricia Francis, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, speaks about the carbon footprint of trade and the implications for Least Developed Countries

Helping the world’s Least Developed Countries

Helping the world’s Least Developed Countries

Debapriya Bhattacharya explains why economic growth in the LDCs has failed to lift enough poor people out of poverty

Green economy -- The race to the top

Green economy — The race to the top

Making It magazine interview with Hunter Lovins, author and promoter of sustainable development for over 30 years. She is the co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute and founder of Natural Capitalism, Inc.