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Event: "A Fair Deal on Talent – Creating an Equitable System of Migration"

In today's globalized world, companies compete internationally for the best talent and people change countries to find work. In view of that, how can Germany attract the highly skilled workforce it desperately needs – and do so in a way that is both effective and fair? That is the question being addressed by the 2015 Reinhard Mohn Prize.

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Multimedia Cooperation with Deutschen Welle (DW): Winners and Losers of Global Development

Separation of powers, corruption and economic growth are all seemingly abstract concepts. But these factors shape everyday life for billions of people, and they're crucial to the success of the democratic model. "Secrets of Transformation," a series produced by Deutsche Welle, shows how people in developing and transition countries experience global change.

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Task Force Meeting: Financing social projects that make a difference

What can G-8 nations do to expand the global market for social impact investments? That was the question addressed by the Social Impact Investment Task Force on February 18 and 19 at the Bertelsmann Stiftung conference center in Berlin.

 

Policy Brief: The EU should engage more with the Ukrainian public

Many Ukrainians are in open revolt against the country's government – even participating in bloody clashes with the police in recent days. The EU must now do more to approach the Ukrainian public directly, actively involving it in reform processes.

 

Secrets of Transformation: Bolivia's economy is booming – while poverty increases in Pakistan

Better incomes for the poor in Bolivia and hard times in Pakistan. Those are two contrasting examples of the economic changes taking place around the globe, as detailed in Part 3 of Deutsche Welle's "Secrets of Transformation" series, based on the latest data from the Bertelsmann Stiftung's Transformation Index (BTI).

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Secrets of Transformation: Tunisia, Madagascar and the struggle for freedom of expression

After years of oppression, Tunisians have finally won the fight for more freedom of expression. Similarly, people in Madagascar were not heard by their leaders for years. In the final part of its series "Secrets of Transformation," Deutsche Welle puts the spotlight on these two countries.

 

Series on Russia: How Russia became an autocracy

Russia will greet visitors from around the world with traditional hospitality when the 2014 Winter Olympics begin on Friday in Sochi. For Russians themselves, however, life has become decidedly less open. The current release of the Bertelsmann Stiftung's Transformation Index (BTI) rates the country as an autocracy for the first time – for limiting basic democratic rights, among other reasons.

 

Series on Russia: Special Feature: Russia – Did you know that …?

The 2014 Winter Olympics are just around the corner, and Sochi is getting ready for the big event. A few days before the first starting gun sounds, everyone in the Russian city on the Black Sea is focused on sports. We, however, are taking a closer look at the country located in northeast Eurasia that will host the games.

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Secrets of Transformation: Liberia further along in fighting corruption than Ukraine

Liberia is the winner when it comes to fighting corruption – Ukraine, the loser. That fact is made clear by the second part of the Internet series "Secrets of Transformation," the Deutsche Welle multimedia project that uses figures from the latest release of the Bertelsmann Stiftung's Transformation Index.

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Interview: "Making Governance Innovations Travel"

The SGI project will enter phase three and publish new indicators in 2014. Daniel Schraad-Tischler and Najim Azahaf of SGI talk about the upcoming release of the SGI, the creation of a Learning Network for Governance Innovations and what the financial crisis reveals about governments' capacity for reform.