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Theme: Informal Economy
Program(s): Global Trade
Occupational Group(s): Small Farmers
By Haviland, Charles.

Details the difficulties that tea harvesters face, including low wages (despite union negotiations) and rising costs, and the pressures brought to bear by a declining commodity price on the global market.

By Rowling, Megan.

At the U.N. climate summit in Doha late last year, Fairtrade International and The Gold Standard Foundation announced an agreement to incorporate Fairtrade principles into low-carbon development projects certified by Gold Standard. The first credits are expected by the end of 2013.

United States Policy Matters: The Informal Economy Harvard Kennedy School News . (17 May 2012)
By Megias, Mari.

On a tour of a slum settlement in Ahmedabad City, India, Martha “Marty” Chen paused when she noticed a woman hunched over a neat row of little pill bottles.