May 2008 Blog Posts (14)

Business Without Corruption: An Action Guide

FROM DG COMMUNITIES: Two Russia-based organizations – OPORA and INDEM Foundation – have produced a new tool to combat corruption, “Business Without Corruption: An Action Guide.” This guide is meant to give small business owners the tools to resist corruption and, at the same time, survive and grow in… Continue

Added by Business Fights Poverty on May 31, 2008 at 10:34 — No Comments

CBC-African Business Awards 2008

PRESS RELEASE: To celebrate the great strides that the Continent has made in the world of business, IC Publications, publishers since 1966 of African Business and New African and the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC), are proud to announce the first CBC-African Business Awards 2008, which will take place in London at a Gala Dinner at the Grosvenor… Continue

Added by Business Fights Poverty on May 31, 2008 at 10:00 — No Comments

Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV) sets framework for a “century of African growth”

PRESS RELEASE: Yokohama, Japan, 30 May 2008

Representatives from 51 African countries, including 40 Heads of State and Government, joined with Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda of Japan, in creating a blueprint for a “century of African growth” at the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV), the three-day summit-level event in Yokohama, Japan, that concluded today.

Prime Minister Fukuda said in his opening address that, “In the future, Africa will… Continue

Added by Business Fights Poverty on May 30, 2008 at 22:30 — No Comments

International Judging Panel Announced for Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Diageo, the world's leading premium drinks business, today announced the panel of judges for the Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards; the annual international journalism awards that recognise and celebrate excellence in reporting on business and investment in Africa.

This year, the Awards celebrate their fifth anniversary and see the return of several esteemed judges as well as welcoming two new additions - drawn from the media,… Continue

Added by Business Fights Poverty on May 29, 2008 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

Fair tourism & Codevelopment 2.0 / Turismo solidario y Codesarrollo 2.0

Sistema Operativo integral (SOI) y Sistemas Laborales de Alto Rendimiento (SLAR) ..

Turismo y Cooperación 2.0 IN ENGLISH HERE

La multiplicidad de espacios sociales y la dinámica actual en las cuales intervienen los actores del turismo, las ONG y las OG, conducen cada vez más a la paradoja de tener que competir por una… Continue

Added by Conectafrica on May 28, 2008 at 17:41 — No Comments

CDC commits US$650m to new emerging markets fund


CDC Group (“CDC”), the UK government-backed private equity emerging markets fund of funds investor, today announces that it has committed US$650m to Actis’ third series of funds for investment across emerging markets – Actis Emerging Markets 3 LP. The series of funds comprises a Global Fund and four regional investment pools targeted at Africa, South Asia, China and Latin America.

Actis makes direct investments in… Continue

Added by Business Fights Poverty on May 21, 2008 at 20:30 — No Comments

Investment Opportunities in Africa

Dear All

My name is Thanasis Tsepisis, senior executive with experience working

and living in Asia & Africa (Kenya).

Currently I am a VP for a multinational company in Thailand , in builiding materials.

Me and my wife, we do love Africa and at some point we want to go back

and live there.

Currently I am trying to create new investment & business opportunities

in Africa which will create more jobs & will bring more income

and life… Continue

Added by Thanasis Tsepisis on May 20, 2008 at 11:16 — 1 Comment


Paper presented to a Workshop on Translating Future Commodity Revenues into Development in Zambia Sherborne Guest House, 9th May 2008, Kitwe Zambia. By Trevor Simumba, EAZ Member


Oil and mineral commodity prices have been undergoing a strong and steady rise on international markets. The key factor is the fast increasing demand from China and from the rest of Asia. About 50 developing or transition countries are resource dependent, and 2/3 of world’s most… Continue

Added by Trevor Simumba on May 19, 2008 at 16:38 — No Comments

invention to save lives in floods

This invention is designed for poor countries

Added by ian amor on May 18, 2008 at 0:06 — No Comments

Creating more and better Jobs: What do we know? What can be done?

Creating more and better Jobs: What do we know? What can be done?

More jobs are not good enough – sustainable development also requires the creation of better jobs, i.e. those that can provide a ''decent” pay and a minimum level of social protection. On 7 May 2008, experts met in Rabat (Morocco) to discuss ways in which to achieve this important policy objective.

Participants highlighted the importance of economic growth, but also agreed that growth alone is not… Continue

Added by Karsten Weitzenegger on May 17, 2008 at 22:37 — 1 Comment

[] June 2008

This Newsletter is a summary and analysis of trends in economic development in international co-operation policy. This is a public version of the file sent to professionals of the German cooperative AGEG Consultants eG by its Economic Development Department. Feel free to post it on your website or to circulate it to your constituency. Join by sending an email to: Best regards, Karsten Weitzenegger, Editor

Subscribe:… Continue

Added by Karsten Weitzenegger on May 17, 2008 at 22:12 — No Comments

BFP Team
Crossing the Atlantic: American vs European Approaches to the Role of Business


Having spent my career in the UK, I have been carried along with the current of change in how British businesses see their role in development, and how the UK aid…


Added by Zahid Torres-Rahman on May 13, 2008 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

2008 World Business and Development Awards Launched


2008 World Business and Development Awards Launched

London, New York, Paris, 16 April 2008—The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) are pleased to open nominations for the 2008 World Business and Development Awards in support of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The awards recognize the contribution of the private sector to help achieve… Continue

Added by Afke Bootsman on May 8, 2008 at 22:22 — 2 Comments

Business Call to Action: Transforming Lives Through Business

Today, the UK Government and the United Nations Development Programme will be hosting an event of over 80 CEO’s in London. The Business Call to Action…


Added by Business Fights Poverty on May 6, 2008 at 0:00 — No Comments

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