• A New Day in Colombia?

    Conversation with President Juan Manuel Santos

    On September 24, 2015, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla announced a breakthrough in peace negotiations that could end a deadly conflict that has plagued the country since the 1960s...

  • Bertelsmann Foundation in the News:
    Migrant Influx Opportunity for Change in Europe

    Voice of America , Sep 11, 2015 

    WASHINGTON—Half a million migrants and refugees are known to have entered the European Union during the first eight months of 2015. That number may increase to more than one million before the year is through. The figure does not include individuals who got into the EU undetected.

    Germany is a destination of choice for most migrants, attracted by the generous benefits they can claim and the government’s message that refugees are welcome.

  • Media Advisory:
    Study: US Weak on Development Goals

    Bertelsmann Stiftung releases first comprehensive study on progress against Sustainable Development Goals

    WASHINGTON, DC (September 16, 2015) - A new study reveals that the United States falls short on its commitment to sustainable development as compared to other industrialized nations. The United States ranks 29th out of 34 countries overall– just ahead of Greece, Chile, and Hungary.

  • The Crossroads: Cuba

    July 20, 2015

    Our new episode, The Crossroads: Cuba, focuses on a country in transition, but a transition to what? What’s the endgame here?

    The Crossroads is a video series from the Bertelsmann Foundation’s Global Economic Dynamics team that focuses on decisive moments in global economics.

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