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Internships - Education - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration We regularly have internships available for (graduate) students through the Amsterdam Institute for International Development. The AIID offers interns experience in working at a top-level development research institute by assisting us in our daily activities like questionnaire design, data cleaning and analysis, report writing, and survey organization – both in Amsterdam and in the field. There is also an opportunity to combine these activities with writing your Master’s thesis on one of our interesting projects, supervised by our research staff. Qualified candidates have at least a Bachelor Degree in Economics or Econometrics, have strong analytical, organizational and communication skills, are flexible, and have statistical skills (including Stata and Excel). S/he is a team player, is eager to learn and able to write fluently in English.

Becoming an International Aid Worker An Experienced Professional Explains How It's Done by Matthew Bolton I have an incredible job. Initially as a volunteer and later as a consultant to international nonprofit aid agencies, I have worked in ten countries, including Bosnia and Iraq. I have worked alongside a former Marxist guerrilla, arranged financing for landmine clearance, helped organize relief convoys to conflict zones, talked with some of the poorest people in the world, and watched international diplomats dancing to folk music in a garden surrounded by minefields.

Science and Sociology by Max Weber Max Weber (c. 1897) Definition of Sociology Source: Max Weber, Sociological Writings. Edited by Wolf Heydebrand, published in 1994 by Continuum. Of growth and globalisation “FROM Argentina to the World” is the slogan. This month President Mauricio Macri welcomed 1,600 business leaders to Buenos Aires, inviting them to invest in and trade with his country. That marked a big change.

World Economic Forum - The Global Competitiveness Report 2014 - 2015 The Global Competitiveness Report 2015-2016 will be launched on Wednesday 30th September The Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 assesses the competitiveness landscape of 144 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity. The report remains the most comprehensive assessment of national competitiveness worldwide, providing a platform for dialogue between government, business and civil society about the actions required to improve economic prosperity.

Aid worker/humanitarian worker: job description Aid workers/humanitarian workers manage and develop emergency response programmes within designated geographical areas that have been subjected to war, natural disasters or other environmental or developmental problems. What do aid workers do? Typical employers | Qualifications and training | Key skills The Value In Socially Responsible Investing - Once considered a niche area of investment practice, socially responsible investment (SRI) now embraces a wide investment audience that includes individuals, high net worth and otherwise, and institutions such as pension plans, endowments and foundations. Religious tenets, political beliefs, specific events and the broad remit of corporate responsibility (i.e. green investing, social welfare) all drive this investment practice. Indeed, the professional association USSIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, estimates in its "2010 Report on Socially Responsible Investing Trends" that around $3 trillion in assets under management subscribe to one or more of the aforementioned approaches to socially responsible investing.

Conflicted: The Fight over Congo's Minerals The Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the least developed countries in the world. Yet it is also home to $24 trillion worth of untapped mineral reserves. In the eastern hills of the country, the "three Ts" - tantalum, tungsten and tin - are mined by hand, eventually making their way into electronic devices across the world. For a decade, campaign groups in the US and Europe pressed technology companies to pay attention to violence-linked "conflict minerals" in their products. They successfully lobbied to include a resolution called Section 1502 in 2010's Dodd-Frank Act, requiring all publicly traded companies to track whether they are receiving minerals from Congo. Soon after the law was passed, the mineral trade in eastern Congo came to a standstill.

How Well Do Social Ratings Actually Measure Corporate Social Responsibility? BibTeX @MISC{Chatterji_howwell, author = {Aaron K. Chatterji and David I. Levine and Michael W. Toffel}, title = {How Well Do Social Ratings Actually Measure Corporate Social Responsibility?}, year = {}} International aid/development worker: Job description International aid/development workers focus on meeting the needs of people and communities in the developing world. International development seeks to work with developing countries to implement long-term and sustainable solutions to problems. Many work on development projects in fields such as education, sanitation, health and agriculture.