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Use the Poverty Research Archive as search tool for getting results related the poverty research. The search covers more than 60 Websites, which were selected for their excellent content on poverty reduction research and practice. The list of sourcescovers the major poverty research institutions.Poverty Research…See More
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A blog post by Karsten Weitzenegger was featured

Incubators as Tools for Entrepreneurship Promotion in Developing Countries

This UN WIDER paper http://tinyurl.com/ygx65q6 reviews the literature on incubators in developed and developing countries. We show that the concept of incubators has evolved in time according to market and firm needs. Contemporary successful incubators are profit-oriented, provide a wide range of services, focus more on intangible business services, and employ qualified managers and support staff. By drawing lessons from country experiences we assess the…See More
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I am an entrepreneur, I am a social entrepreneur, I work for a business organisaiton, I work for a non-government organisation
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http://en.weitzenegger.de
About my work:
As policy adviser, I build my client's capacity for inclusive economic development. My goal is to maximize impact of sustainable economic development activities in order to provide a business environment that works for the poor. Millions of people need better employment and business opportunities to escape from poverty. Besides providing technical backstopping and quality oversight on projects, I write project proposals and develop innovative solutions. I use this position to promote capacity for policy analysis and implementation within AGEG, our clients, professional networks, and policy makers involved with economic growth and development.
Topics on my radar:
Base of the Pyramid, Enterprise Development, Governance and Transparency, Inclusive Business Models, Measuring Impact, Peace and Commerce, Youth Enterprise
Other Topics on my radar:
Diaspora communities, brain gain, migrant knowledge

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Poverty Research Archive http://poverty.weitzenegger.de

Use the Poverty Research Archive as search tool for getting results related the poverty research. The search covers more than 60 Websites, which were selected for their excellent content on poverty reduction research and practice. The list of sourcescovers the major poverty research institutions.

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Posted on August 15, 2012 at 13:42

EC launches public consultation to improve budget support to developing countries

Over the past decade, the European Commission has increasingly used general and sector budget support to ACP countries as preferred aid modalities. This choice was motivated by the commitment of donors to make aid more effective. But despite the potential of the new generation of budget support and the so-called ''sector wide approach'', budget support has come under pressure within donors and partner countries for a variety of reasons. Therefore, the European Commission has launched a public… Continue

Posted on October 24, 2010 at 20:09

Global Hunger Index: World is ''nowhere near'' achieving MDG 1

The latest Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows that the number of hungry people in the world grew to one billion last year, as the global economic recession compounded the effects of the 2007-8 food crisis. The first Millennium Development Goal (MDG) — to halve the proportion of hungry people between 1990 and 2015 — is therefore worryingly off-track. The latest GHI report notes that most policies tackling child hunger have targeted children under five years old; however, research shows that the… Continue

Posted on October 24, 2010 at 20:08

MENA Consultancy Forum 2010, Beirut, Lebanon, 2-3 June

MENA Consultancy Forum 2010

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Beirut, Lebanon, 2-3 June 2010, Monroe Hotel



The forum’s main objective is to promote best practices in the consulting business and to introduce the business to the broader community. It is an ideal networking space for exhibitors and qualified freelance consultants to explore new collaboration opportunities. In addition to being a business meeting place where companies,… Continue

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 21:58

Incubators as Tools for Entrepreneurship Promotion in Developing Countries

This UN WIDER paper http://tinyurl.com/ygx65q6 reviews the literature on incubators in developed and developing countries. We show that the concept of incubators has evolved in time according to market and firm needs. Contemporary successful incubators are profit-oriented, provide a wide range of services, focus more on intangible business services, and employ qualified managers and support staff. By drawing lessons from country experiences we assess the… Continue

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 21:57

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At 11:15 on May 22, 2008, Conectafrica said…
Hello Karsten,

Really happy to meet you! (I knew I could find you on this network, it's one of the places to be for us ;) I specially appreciate that kind of questions in your work: "Creating more and better Jobs: What do we know? What can be done?"

I like it because there is a quite easy answer: "No idea. But join this Network & you will see everything we know, who we are & what we are actually doing. Just read, learn, copy, mix, create, share & make friends!"

Here we can coordinate, empower & improve OUR work: Zahid's work, your work, Ida's work, my work: www.conectafrica.wordpress.com

Actually, I really need weitzenegger.de advises (& everybody's advises) on this project, because for the moment it's a stand alone initiative ("Blogs? Don't you have anything serious to do" is the moto down here...) I will send you my CV with European form soon, I hope you can help me. Please fell free to contact me at any time.

Kind regards

Stephane Bajulaz
At 8:30 on May 23, 2008, Raja M. Ali Saleem said…
Hi
Thanks for inviting me to this very interesting and useful network.
Cheers
At 15:23 on November 25, 2008,
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wamala musa
said…
i accept him as my friend since we share much in common
At 15:25 on November 25, 2008,
Challenger
wamala musa
said…
he is a business oriented gentleman and therefore has the real zeal yto fight poverty using the business knowledge at his disposal

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