Economic and Social Development

Drawing on Reuters reputation for first class business and economic reporting, we run media programmes that aim to open up the financial world and bring prosperity to communities

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Economics and finance can seem complicated or even boring subjects to journalists and the wider public.  But the news media is more vital than ever in ensuring that financial decisions can be made based on rigorous, impartial and timely information whilst holding policy makers and industry players accountable for their actions.

The Reuters news agency has thrived for over 150 years thanks to an insatiable demand for financial news and understanding the role business journalism plays in any country's wider development.  Our programmes bring this firsthand experince to journalists wherever they are.
Programmes
  • Reporting Liberia's extractive industries

    Mining and other extractive industries could make a major contribution to Liberia's development - if managed wisely and in the interests of citizens. This programme supports independent media in Liberia to produce accurate and insightful coverage of the sector. 

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  • Reporting extractives in Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea

    The Thomson Reuters Foundation is building the capacity of journalists in Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea to produce high-quality coverage of mining and other extractive industries, with the objective of providing better information to citizens and informing policy. 

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  • Economic and Political Reporting in South Eastern Europe

    The news media in Southeast Europe is increasingly required to report on complex economic, financial and political issues. Lacking the appropriate experience journalists are under-prepared to provide the public with an adequate coverage of economic and political transitional process. In 2007, Robert Bosch Stiftung and Thomson Reuters Foundation initiated the programme “Economic and Political Reporting from Southeast Europe” for journalists from the Balkans.
     

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  • 'The Source' - first class business news in Zimbabwe

    The Source is an online independent business and financial news platform headquartered in Harare, Zimbabwe, delivering accurate breaking news and in-depth analysis. The service was established by the Thomson Reuters Foundation in 2013, and provides free syndication to other Zimbabwean news outlets in an attempt to foster improvements in the country’s journalistic standards and its professional media environment.

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  • 'Wealth of Nations' - investigative journalism across Africa

    African nations are estimated to lose $50 billion each year to the abuse of tax laws and the mismanagement of natural resources. Our 'Wealth of Nations' programme works with leading journalists and media houses from across the continent to encourage high quality reporting and investigation of these issues.

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