According to the FT, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the prime minister of Poland, said the government would cut from 31 days to three days the amount of time it takes to open a business. The prime minister also promised to make it more difficult for government agents to undertake long and vaguely formulated inspections of private companies.
The Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen and its Development Economics Research Group (DERG) is organizing the next Nordic Conference in Development Economics (NCDE) to be held in Copenhagen on 18-19 June 2007. The conference aims at bringing together Nordic and international scholars for exchange of ideas and discussion of recent results within theoretical and applied development economics research.
A new research paper finds that simple hand washing and point-of-use water treatment outperform traditional community-level water provision systems in preventing diarrheal diseases, which kill 2 million children in developing countries per year.
As usual on Fridays, from Raj Nallari and Breda Griffith's lecture notes on Economic Policies for Poverty Reduction.
Global Initiatives for Education For All (EFA)
- Fridays Academy
China already provides aid amounting to $2bn (€1.5bn, £1bn) a year, a higher figure than Belgium, Switzerland or Australia. India's estimated total of up to $1bn a year already exceeds that of Finland and Ireland.
The latest issue of UNDP International Poverty Centre's journal, Poverty in Focus, is fully devoted to the analysis of pro-poor growth and its policy implications and results. The authors spell out and apply different definitions and measures in discussing various policy-related aspects of pro-poor growth.
Global Estimates of Pro-Poor Growth, by Hyun H. Son
Almost 80 percent of all business in Uganda are SMEs. The bad news: most of them "do not live past their first anniversary."