My top learnings 2015 – Social world: give business a chance!

  It is a fascinating world, the social world and the work of NGOs. No doubt: there are a lot of good projects ongoing and the need for the activities they run is obvious.The world needs to change.  The challenges are huge. There is a lot to do: environmental issues, climate, human rights, poverty, refugees, development…

To end poverty micro-loans are never enough

Micro-loans – the bestseller among development tools is under fire “Microfinance, not a quick escape from poverty, studies show” – When I came across this article published recently in various media talking about the limited effect of micro-loans, I got angry – and at the same time I was more than surprised that we really need…