In rapid succession, I'd like to introduce a second Italian blogger. Giulio Quaggiotto has long been supporting PSD Blog behind the scenes, and I'm glad we've finally convinced him to take his ideas public. Giulio is a program officer in Knowledge and Innovation for IFC's Environment and Social Development Department.
The book “Delivering on the Promise of Pro-Poor Growth, Insights and Lessons from Country Experiences” was launched today at the World Bank.
Finding yourself with some extra time this week? A few ideas:
After the evacuation, we're back in Chad. I'm the first to fly in, Saturday night, and I grab onto my friend who picks me up at the airport and I don't let him go. He says it's like a dream.
Does having a good business environment help reduce poverty? The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development - a group of aid agencies which support private sector development - recently hosted a debate in Bangkok on the motion: "Business Environment Reform is the Key Element in the Reduction of Poverty". There were around 200 participants from donor agencies, Asian governments, the private sector, and civil society.
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Does corporate governance pay, even if your company is not seeking outside investors? It does, especially when dealing with competitors. When I was traveling in Serbia in November, I met with some company managers who said their firms were not too worried about corporate governance.
Dushanbe, Tajikistan. I must admit I hadn't heard of the city before I read the advertisement in The Economist. And the information collected for my interviews was not enough to prepare me for the hands-on experience. So, I found myself in Moscow's Domodedovo airport waiting for a flight to Dushanbe.