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- DocumentKidsRights Foundation, 2014An estimated 115 million children from 5 to 17 years old work in hazardous conditions across the world. The ILO estimates that some 22,000 children are killed at work every year. Those who survive can develop health problems later in life due to poor working conditions while their bodies and minds are still growing and developing.DocumentKidsRights Foundation, 2014In 2000, Nepal abolished the Kamaiya system of bonded agricultural labour, where families of the low-status Tharu tribe would be put to work to pay the never-ending interest on historical debts.DocumentKidsRights Foundation, 2014Ivory 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.DocumentFrançois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, 2014The 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.DocumentTrade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2015The 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.DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2015Ghana 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.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2015The 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.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2001Quarrying 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.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2012Unfair 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.Document
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 reviewThe Campbell Collaboration, 2014Small 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.