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  • Uganda: Bona Bagaggawale: Co-Operatives Would More Effectively Serve the Poverty Eradication Purpose

    Abstract: After dabbling in microfinance, Uganda, under the leadership of a new finance minister, is reintroducing the cooperative system as the core of its rural development program. This article also includes interesting commentary on microfinance. As Dr. Augustus Nuwagaba notes about Uganda’s experience wiht microfinance, Uganda’s poverty eradication programmes are usually implemented in a poor way and during time of electioneering. In the end, people per...

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    The Monitor (link opens in a new window)
    Region
    Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Foreign Aid Has Flaws. So What?

    Abstract: The New York Time columnist Nicholas Kristof discusses a book about the flaws of foreign aid and asks challenging questions to the international development community. Note: You must be a member of TimesSelect to view this article....

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    The New York Times (link opens in a new window)
  • New environment chief targets poverty

    Abstract: Achim Steiner, the incoming head of the UN Environment Program, is looking to take a policy approach that addresses the link between environmental degradation and poverty. As he explains in the article, "But what I became interested in was development and poverty - the realisation that for the poorest of the poor, stopping environmental degradation and having the ability to manage it properly is the easiest way for them to work their way out of poverty."...

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    The BBC (link opens in a new window)
  • PM to address IDB conference in Washington DC

    Abstract: Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller is one of many speakers at the Inter-American Bank’s conference, "Building Opportunity for the Majority."...

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    Radio Jamaica (link opens in a new window)
    Region
    Latin America
  • Too soon to call a turn

    Abstract: In an opinion piece, Richard Lapper explores the possibility of shifting political winds in Latin America. He also discusses the BOP and the new agenda of Inter-American Development Bank, which is being pushed ahead in full force by the Bank’s new president, Luis Alberto Moreno....

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    Financial Times (link opens in a new window)
    Region
    Latin America
  • The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were a Utopian, feel-good scheme bound to fail because no single aid agency was held responsible for anything. That was the word from New York University economics professor, William Easterly, speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa in Cape Town this week . Easterly described the MDGs as the worst designed incentive scheme for public policy seen in my lifetime. The MDGs are a set o...

    Source
    Cape Times (link opens in a new window)
    Region
    Sub-Saharan Africa
  • African leaders are seeking Iqbal Surv?s counsel ? his company, Sekunjalo Investments, has been central to the facilitation of a yet to be announced $20bn infrastructure project in a neighbouring country. Walk out of a one-and-a-half hour discussion with Dr Iqbal Surv?, who describes himself as a ?medical doctor, philanthropist and social entrepreneur? and you will disregard all the skeptics and believe that there is hope for Africa to eradicate poverty, and not in our grandchildren...

    Source
    Business in Africa (link opens in a new window)
    Region
    Sub-Saharan Africa
  • IBM chief calls for end to colonial companies

    Excerpt: In a rare public intervention, Big Blue?s chairman and chief executive writes in today?s Financial Times that traditional multinational companies need to abandon their almost colonial approach to operations outside their home country. He cites as examples of this old-style method the way GM, Ford and his own company built factories in Europe and Asia but kept all the research and development in the US....

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    The Financial Times (link opens in a new window)
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