Curbing child labour

Author: Humphrey Hawksley, BBC World Affairs correspondent in Khaleej Times [India], Published on: 13 February 2012

Many places targeted with intervention remain violent. Conflict and hunger — often unreported — continue to blight Africa…But another style of intervention may prove to be that elusive piece of the jigsaw puzzle on how a society moves from conflict and poverty to wealth and development — corporate intervention that targets those at the bottom of the supply chain rather than relying on the drip-down effect from the top…The question is how corporations will intervene to bring change. If they’re to succeed, corporations and governments must work together on providing acceptable standards of schooling, health and transport… This would allow the poorest families to themselves become taxpayers, society stakeholders and consumers. [refers to Cadbury (part of Kraft Foods)]

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Related companies: Cadbury (part of Mondelēz International)