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GEM Kenya

The lateset newsletter from the IFC's Gender and Entrepreneurship Markets group reports that Kenya could gain between 2.0 to 3.5 percentage points of GDP growth per year by addressing gender inequalities.

Serious beach reading

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If the latest John Grisham just doesn’t cut it, here are a couple of recommended new books for those interested in corporate responsibility and business growth in the developing world.

Costa Rica wins big with Intel

Intel's investment and presence have had an overwhelmingly positive impact on Costa Rica, generating both direct and multiplier effects on the country's economy, industry, educational institutions and business culture. Intel's requirements served as an important motive for the country to immediately upgrade its infrastructure and enhance the investment climate to the benefit of all investors. The process of attracting Intel to Costa Rica helped shape the country's investment promotion strategy.

Brazilian companies pulverized

First was department store chain Lojas Renner, a JC Penney spinoff. More recently aircraft maker Embraer, online retailer Submarino, and industrial supply maker Eternit have been pulverized.

Two new serious games

Transaid Seems like every time I hear someone describing the development of African business, crumbling or nonexistent infrastructure is cited as a major limiting factor. Similarly, you can't talk about healthcare in Africa without mentioning the delivery systems on the ground.