New Development

Searches for common denominators between key global problems (especially between food, energy-climate, financial and economic crises) and poverty. Promotes an active dialog between the non-profit, government and private sectors. Works on the practical realisation of concepts such as policy coherence for development, a human rights approach to development and an integral and systematic strategy.

Searches for common denominators between key global problems (especially between food, energy-climate, financial and economic crises) and poverty. Promotes an active dialog between the non-profit, government and private sectors. Works on the practical realisation of concepts such as policy coherence for development, a human rights approach to development and an integral and systematic strategy.

Development is not just something that occurs or should occur in poor countries, be it through development cooperation or, primarily, the efforts of the given society. The West, Europe and even the Czech Republic are developing as well. In fact, regions, towns, families and each and every one of us is developing. But our development is tied to the development of Africans and Asians through the things that we produce and consume, what we buy and sell and through the policies our elected official pursue. In any case, our development leaves behind footprints that often have adverse effects on people who are unable to effectively deal with them. Examples of such impacts are climate change, EU subsidies for agricultural exports and the negative effects of raw material extraction on our industry. Although development is a much broader category than economic growth, its definition is often reduced to economic growth. But this is about more than just the state in which development, i.e. economic growth, leaves key resources, but also how it meets basic human needs. In other words, hidden behind all of these activities is the important question of how we are measuring social progress.

The heart of the work on smart development consists in the most comprehensive analysis and constructive recommendations for transformation and positive synergy between domestic and foreign policies (Czech and EU). Developing countries are not alone in needing development visions and goals – developed countries require them as well. The Czech Republic likewise needs to discuss and debate its future. Key reforms for giving the poorest people greater control over their own lives and for the sustainability of global development are needed both in the governance of individual countries and in international rules (especially economic). No less important, naturally, is the cultivation of a Czech public, political and administrative culture in which rules are created for our development and decisions are made on policies that impact the development of other countries.

Given the systemic nature of problems and the need for an alternative vision (paradigm), Glopolis considers it important to research, analyse and influence the relative ministry policies, but also to encourage a public and professional discussion on development, public awareness and, increasingly, the ways in which solutions to global problems can benefit markets, consumers and companies. At the same time, it is clear that the first practical results can be achieved only in specific issues using concrete and innovative projects. In this pursuit, Glopolis can be your partner for a global future.