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Our figure of the month 10/2018: German-African export relation

In August of this year, Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria along with an economic delegation with the aim of developing partnerships with West Africa. In addition to combating the causes of flight, it was also…

Our figure of the month 09/2018: Temporary employment – a phenomenon only at universities? Structural evaluation of figures from the current Mikrozensus

The number of fixed-term employment contracts has increased in recent years despite the good labour market situation (Hohendanner 2018) and has thus moved into the political focus: According to the decisions of the ruling coalition,…

Our figure of the month 08/2018: Change in the labour force by district type and gender

Labour shortages are already restricting economic development in parts of the economy. With regard to current demographic developments and the imminent withdrawal of the "baby boomers" from the labour market the issue of limited labour…

Development Planning Training Course (June 3rd to 22nd 2018, Ulaanbaatar (Mongolei((

In course of the Economic Governance for Equitable Growth (EG4EG)-project, Anett Großmann and Frank Hohmann assisted the Ministry of Finance (MoF) in Mongolia. During a 3-weeks training in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), a model building plan for…

Our figure of the month 07/2018: Housing situation of tenants and owners by household size

The coalition agreement of the current federal government provides for support for families in the acquisition of residential property in the form of so-called "building child benefit". Various criteria were discussed for the allocation…

Green Jobs in Tunisia – ILO study published

The transition to the green economy is associated with a variety of new job opportunities. The GWS estimates these so-called green jobs for Tunisia, together with the Tunisian consultants ALCOR and the consultant Andreas Bockermann,…

Transforming energy markets – GWS at IAEE 2018

This year, the international IAEE conference took place for the 41st time from 11th to 13th June, 2018, in which GWS participated with two contributions. The Dutch university city Groningen was hosting the event. Christian Lutz presented…

Our figure of the month 06/2018: Influence of the Men's World Cup on beverages retail trade

A glance at the monthly retail sales figures indicates that the old German saying that "King football rules the world" still applies today. More precisely, the figures for the various economic sectors in retail trade adjusted by the…

GWS participates in German-Algerian Energy Partnership

The German-Algerian Energy Partnership has been initiated between the German Ministry of Economics, Social Affairs and Energy and the Algerian Energy Ministry. As important part of this partnership, the first German-Algerian Energy Day…

Our figure of the month 05/2018: EMAS registered organisations in Germany

An environment-oriented corporate policy becomes increasingly important for the future of both, the environment and the company. A “green” policy takes advantage of growing market opportunities due to increased environmental awareness…

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