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Can the private sector teach development?

Professor William Duggan argues in his book, Strategic Intuition: The Creative Spark in Human Achievement, that disciplines such as psychology, military history, and business strategy may collectively teach strategies that could be used by development agencies in order to ensure success. He discusses this idea in depth on his blog.

Media Indicators and the Public: It’s Not You, It’s Me!

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UNESCO's International Programme for the Development of Communication recently developed a framework for assessing the state of media around the world. This framework is comprised of a set of indicators that are meant to help diagn

Recession: time to expand marketing budget

According to billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett, there is no denying that the U.S. economy is in recession. He recently declared unequivocally: "we are in a recession."

However, if you are thinking about stopping to spend on marketing read this warning from the Harvard Business School's Working Knowledge:

New directions in the compass of development

Emerging markets are becoming important sources of foreign direct investment (FDI), with south-south – investments flowing among emerging markets – playing a bigger role.

According to recent MIGA report, the reasons for the increase in south-south FDI include, rising demand for energy in emerging markets, increase in south-south trade, proximity and cultural affinity, cost competitiveness, and outward FDI support.

Rainforest-for-carbon-credits save Ulu Masen forest from conversion into palm oil plantation

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 The World Wildlife Fund recently announced a new report that documents deforestation on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.  WWF partnered with Hokkaido University and

ABCDE 2008 (Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics)

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This year's edition of the ABCDE will take place in Cape Town (South Africa) on 9-11 June 2008. Under the overarching theme of 'People, Politics & Globalization', it will focus on three broad themes:

  • Globalization, Investment and Growth

  • Human Development for Equitable Growth

  • The Political Economy of Shared Growth