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September 2009

'I'll Be Gone and You'll Be Gone'

Sina Odugbemi's picture

La diaspora malienne représente entre quatre et six millions de ressortissants. Beaucoup d'entre eux ont bénéficié d’une éducation et d’expériences riches, des atouts qui pourraient leur permettre de développer des entreprises à fort potentiel.

Cependant, entreprendre au Mali n’est pas chose aisée. C’est pourquoi Pape Wane, un producteur de télé-réalité malien, a décidé de s’associer aux incubateurs d’entreprises locaux pour lancer la compétition d’entrepreneuriat « Diaspora Entrepreneurship », afin d’identifier, promouvoir et accompagner celles et ceux, parmi les ressortissants de la diaspora, qui sont capables de saisir les opportunités entrepreneuriales offertes par le Mali, mais aussi de relever les défis uniques imposés par son contexte.

S'inspirant des codes de la télé-réalité, l’importante communication déployée tout au long de la compétition participe à la sensibilisation et la promotion auprès des jeunes maliens de l’entrepreneuriat comme une possibilité d’insertion socio-économique.

Pape Wane, fondateur de la compétition Diaspora Entrepreneurship. Crédit : Diaspora Sud Vision

Health restored? Uncertainty in forecasting Thailand's economic outlook

Frederico Gil Sander's picture


Dans l’est de l’Iraq, dans le gouvernorat de Diyala, un cours d’eau éponyme sépare les villes de Bakouba et de Mouqdadiyah, mais un pont les relie. Rien de bien remarquable jusque-là. Seulement voilà, les combattants du groupe État islamique en Iraq et en Syrie ont fait sauter ce pont alors que de nombreux habitants doivent l’emprunter tous les jours pour se rendre à leur travail ou à l’école.

"Finance isn't a game"

Anne-Katrin Arnold's picture

The financial crisis has prompted some discussion about the role of the media in this particular recession. From the perspective of accountability that's an interesting question: What if the media become cheerleaders for those they are supposed to hold accountable? According to some reports in the Financial Times earlier this year this has indeed happened this year and last, or, at least, the media has failed it's mandate as watchdog during and leading up to the current financial crisis.

Supporting Low Carbon Development: Six country cases

Jane Ebinger's picture

A year ago I was assigned from a World Bank operations team providing support to countries in Europe and Central Asia on energy, climate mitigation and adaptation to work in a Bank administered trust fund, the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), as a thematic coordinator for energy and climate change in this program. One of my roles is to coordinate a program that is providing support to six emerging economies—Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa—that are proactively seeking to identify opportunities and related financial, technical and policy requirements to move towards a low carbon growth path.

The program has been underway for two years and individual country studies have been managed by World Bank operational teams. The governments of these countries have initiated country-specific studies to assess their goals and development priorities, in conjunction with greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation opportunities, and examine the additional costs and benefits of lower carbon growth. This requires analysis of various development pathways—policy and investment options that contribute to growth and development objectives while moderating increases in GHG emissions.

Renewable biogas provides clean, affordable energy for rural households in Nepal

I’m not Catholic. Not even much of a practicing Christian, but I must confess I felt a little chill the other night walking past Köln’s Cathedral. Not from the cold of the night, nor from fear. My engaging German hosts had just informed me the Cathedral was built with sufficient grandeur to house the relics of the Three Magi spirited away from Milan in 1164. For hundreds of years pilgrims from around the world have converged on the Cathedral, adding to the 20,000 visitors a day. The site is sacred and steeped in history. For a few years it was even the tallest building in the world until eclipsed by the Washington Monument in 1884. I couldn’t escape the Cathedral’s history as we walked past it on this cool, clear October night.

Immortalized by a bug: Minimizing the environmental impacts of development

Chris Bennett's picture


في محافظة ديالى بشرق العراق، يربط أحد الجسور بين مدينتي بعقوبة التي تقع على إحدى ضفتي النهر والمقدادية على الضفة الأخرى. قد تعتقد أنه لا شيء يلفت النظر في ذلك، حتى تعرف أن تنظيم الدولة الإسلامية في العراق وسوريا (داعش) نسف هذا الجسر وقطع الطريق أمام كثير من العراقيين الذين ينتقلون بين المدينتين من أجل العمل أو التعليم.

Web Snobbery 2.0

Caroline Jaine's picture
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赛琳娜·玛利亚17岁时就怀上了双胞胎,她因此不得不辍学,并从巴伊亚移居到里约热内卢。正因为如此,她很难找到好的正规工作。一路走来,她遭受了很多困境——从无家可归到找失业,同时她和孩子们还面临粮食不安全的威胁。目前,全球有成百上千万像赛琳娜这样的人面临诸多制约因素——收入低、资产有限、人力资本少、特定冲击以及对自然冲击、暴力等的暴露,他们渴望过上体面、有尊严且经济上独立的生活。

针对贫困人口的多样化需求,很多国家都提供了大量社会待遇和社会服务。尽管意图良好,但在明确战略和协调的流程和体系缺失情况下,这样做有可能导致(待遇和服务)碎片化。    


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