Development Marketplace 2007 is offering US$4 Million in awards for proposals with innovative ideas to improve health, nutrition, and population outcomes of poor people in developing countries.
IFC leadership is increasingly emphasizing job creation as a goal for our work. An excellent article in yesterday's FT should light a fire at our feet, as it demonstrates the time pressures in creating these jobs. The article - about migration from a Romanian village to western Europe - is touching in that the mayor's optimism seems no more than a happy face on a sad situation.
It must be something in the water, but Britain’s political elite are falling over themselves to publicly commit to corporate social responsibility and an integrated vision of business in society. Speaking last week, Gordon Brown, current Chancellor of the Exchequer and still favorite to take over from Tony Blair as Prime Minister next year, called on the country to:
The Day seeks to promote increased awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and serves to remind all people that sustained and concerted effort is vital to achieve the millennium development goal (MDG) of halving, betwen 1990 and 2015, the number of people living in poverty (less than 1 dollar a day).
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