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    Not so sweet, hazardous child labour, with a focus on cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast

    KidsRights Foundation, 2014
    Ivory Coast now accounts for 35% of the world’s cocoa production. Around 900,000 farmers grow the bean, and 3.5 million people depend on it for their livelihoods. The most recent data shows that an estimated 819,921 children worked in the 2008/2009 harvest season.
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    Tainted carpets: slavery and child labor in India's hand-made carpet sector

    François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, 2014
    The issue of child labour in India’s hand-made carpet sector has received extensive attention since the early 1990s. This is in large part due to the fact that India is the largest exporter of hand-made carpets in the world.
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    Mining value chains and green growth in South Africa: A conflictual but intertwined relationship

    Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2015
    The development of mining value chains is conflictual but deeply intertwined with the goal of sustainable development.  The response of mining value chains to the shift to a green economy cannot be business-as-usual and requires a proactive answer by business, Government, labour, non-governmental organisations and the research community in support of sustainable development.
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    Confronting the ‘oil curse’: state–civil society roles in managing Ghana’s oil find

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2015
    Ghana discovered large oil deposits at Cape Three Points, on its western coast, in 2007.With the discovery of additional oil it is anticipated that the oil sector will significantly boost the economy, which in turn will have a positive developmental impact.
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    Ebola and extractive industry

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2015
    The economic effects of the Ebola health crisis are slowly unfolding as the virus continues to affect Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. The most important sector is mining as these three countries share a rich iron ore geological beltway.
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    The silent dangers of quarrying

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2001
    Quarrying contributes significantly to the Philippines' infrastructure and overall economic development. Notwithstanding its importance, however, it is a major natural resource extractive sector that causes significant environmental problems. And the sooner we understand the nature and extent of its destruction and be able to do something to address it, the better.
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    Perceptions and laws on unfair trade practices in the Philippines

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2012
    Unfair trade practices (UTPs) are practices of businesses or firms that are deceitful, misleading, and uncompetitive, and therefore prohibited by law. They adversely affect consumer welfare and reduce the profitability of businesses. UTPs cover a wide spectrum of activities. This Policy Note looks deeper into these practices and exposes their risks to vulnerable sectors.
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    Protocol for a systematic review: the impacts of business support services for small and medium enterprises on firm performance in low-and middle-income countries: a systematic review

    The Campbell Collaboration, 2014
    Small and medium enterprises (SMEs), defined in this review as businesses with up to 250 employees, are believed to be both an important tool in the fight against poverty and an important contributor to economic growth in developing countries.
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    Drug discovery and development: business opportunities in India

    Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, 2009
    The sustainability of traditional pharmaceutical Research & Development model is being questioned with changing market dynamics, emerging markets and saturating growth rates in developed markets. New technological innovations in Research & Development in the past have been the source of competitive advantage.
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    Technology at work: the future of innovation and employment

    Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology, 2015
    The 21st century has already brought remarkable technological achievements. The leading corporations of the digital age — including YouTube, Facebook and eBay — barely existed only a decade ago. The Human Genome Project was completed in 2003, the year Skype was first released. The first iPhone was launched in 2007 and in 2010 Google announced their first fully autonomous car.