​Small and medium sized companies are the backbone of Latin America’s economy. They represent more than 90 percent of all enterprises in the region, generating over half of all jobs and a quarter…

Irene Arias |

A former hotel owner in one of the region’s major cities, who wants to remain anonymous, tells a story that should have had a happy ending. Her 40-room hotel was doing well. It had built a…

Marc Schiffbauer |

A former hotel owner in one of the region’s major cities, who wants to remain anonymous, tells a story that should have had a happy ending. Her 40-room hotel was doing well. It had built a…

Marc Schiffbauer |

تروي صاحبة فندق بإحدى المدن الكبرى  في المنطقة، طلبت ألا يُنشر اسمها، حكاية كان ينبغي أن تنتهي نهاية سعيدة. كان العمل بفندقها الذي يضم 40 غرفة يسير على ما يرام. وكان قد اكتسب سمعة حسنة لجودة…

مارك شيفباور |

Savez-vous que selon le nouvel indicateur « Protection des femmes face à la violence » du rapport Les Femmes, l’Entreprise et le Droit 2014, 25% des 143 économies analysées n’ont aucune…

Garam Dexter |

هل تعلم أنّ 25% من البلدان التي يشملها المؤشر التجريبي عن حماية المرأة من العنف في مشروع  المرأة، القانون و ممارسة أنشطة الأعمال لديها قوانين مكافحة العنف الأسري؟ إن بيانات و تقرير مشروع المرأة،…

غرام القسطلاني ديكستر |

Things are looking up in Haiti as the country continues to rebuild from the devastating 2010 earthquake. And part of this progress is a story of trade. The Haitian government recognizes this, and…

Calvin Djiofack Zebaze, Miles McKenna |

The United Nations has declared 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), in recognition of the contributions this group of countries has made to the world, and to…

Ivan Rossignol |

Small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) are becoming more of a priority for policymakers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Seen as the driving force of many MENA economies, they help…

Rachel Lipson |

Les décideurs politiques de la région du Moyen-Orient et de l’Afrique du Nord se soucient aujourd’hui davantage des petites et moyennes entreprises. Les PME sont en effet perçues comme un puissant…

Rachel Lipson |