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A New Paradigm in Effective Public Private Partnerships

I am in the process of designing a system whereby mainstream markets can play an important role in a pre competitive way in the provision of social infrastructure to poor agricutural communities. This role must be in partnership with governments and donors and not instead of since the responsibility for provision of these services must be govenment led.

A major challenge for the development of the system is whether the donor community will begin to embrace mainstream markets as the… Continue

Posted on January 17, 2009 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

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At 11:43 on January 18, 2009, Do most businesspeople care about the poor? said…
The poor people are not very far from your place. They are not just asking for a penny or some food. They are not beggars. They just want to work for pay. You can't even imagine that how little they need to survive. Thousands of young girls work at apparel factories just for $23 a month? They live on that amount and support their families. Farm labourers work for $265 a year. They live in villages on that small income and send their children to schools. Can't businesses support them? Can't businesses arrange some additional jobs and help them sell whatever they produces? Many poor people have skills and craftsmanship, which can be patronised? Charity does not end with giving some relief. Businesses can revisit their CSR schemes.. Just come to a Bangladesh's village and see how people are living and managing their lives...
At 22:41 on March 18, 2010,
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Natasha Ncube
Dear Phil,

Thank you for expressing an interest in attending the Launch of 2010 Event Series, on the 23rd March.

To complete your registration, please send me your full name by replying to this comment or emailing me on by 5pm on Friday 19th March

To avoid this stage in future, I would suggest you update your profile page with your full name.

Kind regards,

Natasha Ncube
Business Action for Africa

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