Reply to: Let the lights shine, hopefully for 24 hours a day (as needed)
I want to write some blogs on poverty in Nepal and I don't know the procedure with it and hoping that someone may help me.
Reply to: New challenges, new alliances
This is a great article Jose, thank you for shedding “positive” light over Southern Europe! It is not just a grim place facing crisis and unemployment. In Spain there is also a vibrant private sector, with know-how, that seeks to expand its market to new countries. On recent trips to Africa, ADELANTE K&D found that Spanish companies are indeed attempting to reach these markets and establish partnerships. It is clear that companies will need support to get the necessary capacity and to secure their investments: MIGA can play a significant role there. This could lead to win-win as African companies may well be seeking this kind of know-how, and this could breed healthy competition in Africa, allowing local and regional firms to compete more efficiently.
Reply to: Find a job you like and you will never work a day in your life
Congratulations on your new role. Very proud of you. Wish you even greater in the years to come.
Reply to: Investor Interest in Sierra Leone Grows
First and foremost kudo's to Michael Burr for sharing this piece, it show's that Sierra Leone is headed in the right direction. As a Sierra Leonean myself, living and working in Freetown, Sierra Leone I'll tell you guys that the investment climate in Sierra Leone is a budding one but with ample room for improvement if an investor wishes to give it a try. Yes corruption is still endemic, rule of law is not at it's best, electricity supply is improving though sometimes erratic, infrastructural devlopment is on the up and go and the health sector has received a tremendous boost i.e the free health care for under five years and lactating mothers. This is just a gist of the Sierra Leonean scene as it is now. I know all investors would be looking at what would be their returns on investment but like someone said inter-earlier; though you'll be looking at making money just feel gratifeid that if you invest now you'll e contributing to nation building. In life it's not always about money, there are other things that make mother earth such a glorious place to live in. On this note I advise anyone who wants to invest in Sierra Leone, to give serious thought to investing in the tourism sector cause that's a sector of our society that has untapped potential.
Reply to: Ignore the Political Economy at your own Peril
Another well written article on risk management emphasizing on Political Developments and Economy. Yeah, indeed it be myopic to neglect Political environment while taking any critical business stand, especially opening a new and expanding horizons. One's nearsighted vision can cost an organization fortunes. However, there must be factors other than youth unemployment and the percentage of household income spent on food. like crime rates, consumption rates and importance of location from business perspective etc...Any thoughts on that? Overall very insightful article. Hope to see some more interesting pieces in future.