The White Nile in South Sudan. Photo by Steve Utterwulghe. As I was landing in Juba, the bustling capital of South Sudan, I couldn’t help but reminisce about my days working in Khartoum for the UN…

Steve Utterwulghe, Patrick Banya |

Tanto en los pueblos rurales más pequeños de Bangladesh como en los grandes y bulliciosos centros urbanos de El Cairo o Estambul, las pequeñas y medianas empresas (pymes) son vitales para las…

Bertrand Badré |

从孟加拉国农村地区最小的村庄到开罗或伊斯坦布尔等喧闹的大都市,中小企业是全世界伊斯兰社区的命脉,可使地方经济保持活力。 1997年,我主持召开了关于伊斯兰金融的专题研讨会。这使我首次对撬动伊斯兰金融资本助推中小企业成长的潜力产生了兴趣。近二十年后,我再次有幸在上个月伊斯坦布尔组织召开的“为中小企业撬动伊斯兰金融资本”研讨会上就该议题发表演讲。本次研讨会由世界银行集团、土耳其财政部、…

Bertrand Badré |

  من أصغر قرى بنغلادش إلى المركز الحضرية الضخمة المزدحمة كالقاهرة أو اسطنبول، تمثل الشركات الصغيرة والمتوسطة شريان الحياة للمجتمعات الإسلامية حول العالم حيث تجعل الاقتصاد المحلي مفعما بالحياة. بدأ…

Bertrand Badré |

From the smallest rural villages in Bangladesh to the large, bustling metropolitan centers of Cairo or Istanbul, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of Islamic communities around…

Bertrand Badré |

Emiko Kashiwagi / Flickr Industries account for nearly one-third of direct and indirect global greenhouse-gas emissions, and they will be playing an increasingly important role in achieving the…

Etienne Kechichian |

The SAFE Trust Fund application (Word document) is now open until 27 February 2015.  What is SAFE?   SAFE means Strengthening Accountability and the Fiduciary Environment. It is a Trust Fund group…

Soukeyna Kane |

Jean-Marie Gaborit has been operating his beautiful wetland lodge in the Delta de Saloum in Senegal for 12 years, but he says things have never been so quiet. The European winter months are…

Hermione Nevill |