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1. Micro-Finance crisis India

Reasons for the present micro-finance crisis in India – how much of it is politics and how much is due to a real conflict of interest between going to scale and focus on poverty? Should micro-finance programmes be abandoned or continued to tackle poverty? What are suggestions to correct mistakes of the past?

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2. Inclusive business models and development

How realistic is the claim that the private sector can reduce poverty by involving poor people in inclusive businesses? Are large multinational corporations really able to re-invent their business models to make them inclusive and serve the poor? Which types of industries would be more and which less suitable? Can poor people be partners of large corporations or is their natural domain for employment not preferably the local private sector, and specifically the informal economy? What should SDC do to support the right approaches?

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3. Humanitarian Aid: Haiti after the disaster

Lessons learned from evaluations, consequences and recommendations for the future of Swiss Humanitarian Aid

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4. Food security and international politics

How to reduce national vulnerability in the food sector – what possibilities exist within the WTO framework and beyond?

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