UNIDROIT, FAO, IFAD have established - within the framework of the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development (GFLJD) - a community of practice to promote a favourable legal environment for contract farming operations to support agricultural development. The GFLJD provides an innovative and dynamic framework for the exchange of law in development knowledge, connecting developing countries, think-tanks, regional and international organizations, international financial institutions, and civil society organizations with relevant research and practice.
This Community of Practice (CoP) on 3D Bio Printing legislation has just been created at the initiative of the South-East European Research Center (SEERC). Its objective is to collect current knowledge and share challenges and opportunities regarding bio printing, and to improve and build upon existing regulations/legislations. It will aim at carrying out a literature review and a good practice checklist, and at organizing virtual discussions with experts on the topic.
The current concept note is a draft open for comments. We look forward to reading your inputs.
At the end of 2015, there were about 20 million refugees worldwide. The majority of those refugees are hosted in neighboring developing countries, with limited human and financial resources to face the crisis. At the same time, about 40 million people are internally displaced persons (IDPs). In some regions, the increased pressures have led to the closing of borders.
The Internet has created an exciting world of rapid information exchange, altering our cultural landscape with enormous new benefits and opportunities in education, socialization, and entertainment. Unfortunately, it has also proven to be a powerful tool for illegal endeavors helping fuel criminal activity. Illicit ventures are no longer constrained by physical limits related to presence, transportation, distribution, jurisdiction, and vigilance as the Internet has provided them a space to thrive without censorship and impunity.
Each year, LEG VPU publishes the World Bank Legal Review, a publication for policy makers and their advisors, judges, attorneys and other professionals engaged in the field of international development with a particular focus on law, justice and development. With contributions from both legal scholars and practitioners, the Legal Review offers a combination of legal scholarship, lessons from experience, legal developments and research on the many ways in which the law and justice systems help promote poverty reduction, economic development and the rule of law.
A Holistic Approach for a New Model of Doing Business
The “Human-Centered Business Model” Project aims at developing and piloting an innovative, human-centered, model of doing business that considers social and environmental sustainability as corporate goals at par with profit.
Now that foreign bribery is illegal in many countries, the even greater challenge is to effectively investigate and prosecute this crime when it occurs. Often involving a series of offshore transactions, multiple intermediaries, complex corporate structures and evidence located abroad, successfully detecting, investigating and sanctioning foreign bribery requires expertise, time and co-operation.
The OECD Foreign Bribery Report, allows us to better understand the ‘who, what, where, why, and how’ of foreign bribery.