Making the Commodity Sector Work for Developing Countries: Local Impacts, Global Links, and Knowledge Gaps

Blasiak, Robert, Rist, Stephan, Bonanomi, Elisabeth B. and Lannen, Anu (2016). Making the Commodity Sector Work for Developing Countries: Local Impacts, Global Links, and Knowledge Gaps. Swiss Academies Factsheets. Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.

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    Author Blasiak, Robert
    Rist, Stephan
    Bonanomi, Elisabeth B.
    Lannen, Anu
    Title Making the Commodity Sector Work for Developing Countries: Local Impacts, Global Links, and Knowledge Gaps
    Series Title Swiss Academies Factsheets
    Volume/Issue No. 11/2
    Publication Date 2016-05
    Place of Publication Bern
    Publisher Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
    Pages 8
    Language eng
    Abstract Switzerland occupies an important position in the global trade of hard and soft commodities. Companies headquartered within its borders directly or indirectly shape commodity extraction practices around the world, some of which carry considerable negative environmental and social risks on the ground, particularly in fragile contexts. Minimizing these risks and maximizing shared economic gains could enable mutually beneficial development and counteract persistent social and political inequality. This factsheet examines these issues locally in developing countries – complementing a previous factsheet A that focused on Switzerland’s role as a trading hub. It further highlights promising approaches for research and policy change with regard to developing country governments, involved companies, trading hubs, and the international community.
    UNBIS Thesaurus TRADE IN COMMODITIES
    Keyword Environmental risks
    Social risks
    Participatory governance
    Copyright Holder Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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