UNOPS: Quality Infrastructure is Central to Sustainable Development

By Grete Faremo Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNOPS As human beings, we go through our lives using infrastructure without really thinking about it. From roads to electricity, water and waste management to telecommunications, the quality of our life depends

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World Bank on Social Protection in Africa: Can Safety Nets Close the Poverty Gap in Burkina Faso and Ensure Family Welfare?

With focused and courageous policy decisions, Burkina Faso’s government can cover the country’s poor with an effective and efficient safety net. This end is achievable simply by realigning and better targeting existing expenditures. The reallocation of energy subsidies that mainly

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Ghana Get You: African Nation’s IT Experts are Filling the Skills Gap

Ostec is Ghana’s leading IT Infrastructure and managed services company, providing a single source of technology, skills and expertise to help IT departments realise greater value from their technology investments.   For Ostec founder and CEO Jonathan Tawiah, it began

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PwC: CEOs’ Confidence in Business Growth Dips as Global Economy Seen to Falter

CEOs around the world are less optimistic about the strength of the global economy than they were a year ago – and less sure of their organisations’ ability to grow revenues in the short and the medium term. Those chief

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World Bank on Social Protection in Africa: Burkina Faso Mobile Childcare Scheme Could Transform Public Works

Children put to sleep on the ground, exposed to sun, wind and rain near dangerous construction sites – while their mothers work. Women without childcare facilities are falling ever deeper into poverty. Their children are missing school and sometimes watching

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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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