PwC: Nigerian Report on Ease of Doing Business

In 2016, the Nigerian economy was in a recession recording negative growth of 1.5%. This was mainly triggered by the fall in crude oil prices. There were also foreign exchange shortages and inflation which affected the growth of the services

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The Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL) of UNCDF: Climate Change Impacts on Natural and Human Systems

“For women, the road was crucial. It was hard to deliver babies because of access: we had to go to the hospital by boat – it was risky. And also for the children, floods made it impossible for them to

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New Business-Registration Portal Goes Global

A new web portal has been launched to help companies directly access, and assess the user-friendliness of, business registration websites around the world. Global Enterprise Registration or www.ger.co is the brainchild of Ann Low, Deputy Director of the Office of

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UNCTAD: Africa Rising

Africa needs investment to advance sustainable development and see the continent prosper. James Zhan, Astrit Sulstarova and Mathabo le Roux argue that the nature and volume of foreign investment flows into the continent over the past fifteen years show Africa

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African Governments Invest in Skills in Sciences, Engineering, and Technology

President Macky Sall of Senegal launches a new Regional Scholarship and Innovative Fund in Johannesburg, South Africa, in June 2015. $5 million committed by African governments and African Business Champions for Science to award 10,000 PhDs scholarships over ten years.

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Banco Nacional de Angola: Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing

January 12, 2016, Luanda, Angola: The National Bank of Angola (BNA) today announced that it is implementing a series of actions to strengthen anti-money -laundering (AML) compliance and combat the financing of terrorism (FT) in the Angolan financial system. Responding

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Otaviano Canuto, World Bank: The Metamorphosis of Financial Globalisation

After a strong rising tide starting in the 1990s, financial globalisation seems to have reached a plateau since the global financial crisis. However, that apparent stability has taken place along a deep reshaping of cross-border financial flows, featuring de-banking and

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Evan Harvey, Nasdaq: A Short-Term Look at Long-Term Growth – The Expert Outlook on 2017

Given the rapidly changing state of our global economic and political picture, it can be daunting to integrate sustainability strategies into business practices. This has ever been the case, but perhaps the tension between short-term deliverables and longer-term principles is

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Gavin Wilson, CEO IFC AMC: Mobilising Private Capital for Sustainable Development

Building and upgrading the infrastructure to underpin sustainable development in emerging markets and elsewhere requires additional investments estimated at around one trillion dollars annually. To support expected economic growth rates, and meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the McKinsey

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IFC: Addressing Climate Change Can Unlock $23 Trillion-Dollar Investment Opportunities in Emerging Markets

By Christian Grossmann and Thomas Kerr The historic Paris climate change agreement entered into force in record speed last November, committing countries to a decarbonized future.  This means that new markets for climate-smart investments are set to grow, as governments

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