IBLF, UNDP and the ICC are seeking nominations for the World Business Awards in support of the Millennium Development Goals. The nominations process was launched September 12. See the explanatory brochure or nominate a deserving project - you have until December 31, 2005.
In an argument waged on yesterday’s International Tribune op-ed pages, Bunker Roy claims that they won’t:
An early sign of wealth is that once-attractive jobs are left unfilled. Indian call-centres are said to be struggling to recruit, says The Economist:
Doing Business in 2006 was published today (midnight GMT), tracking the state of red tape across the world with the usual sparky reporting and jaw-dropping data. (OK, I'm biased: my name is in the acknowledgements.)
There are many wise things to be said about this data, and I'll try to say them over the next few days. But since this is a blog let me go for the cheapest headline. The top ten business environments in the world, as measured by the 'Ease of Doing Business index':
Doing Business in 2006: Generating Jobs is being launched tonight, so Iva of the Doing Business team will be guest blogging with us for the next few days. She will be traveling with World Bank-IFC PSD VP Michael Klein to London and Johannesburg to launch the new report, and will be sharing with us her insights along the way. Our first guest blogger! (and hopefully many more to come)
In a debate on the BBC News website, Frederik Erixon explains:
The new 'big push' of development aid has been tried many times before but always with dismal results. The call for redoubling aid to eradicate poverty has been responded to many times over, but it has never delivered what it promised.
Jeff Sachs retorts: