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For Oriana Nasser, the best measure of the success of her stone-cutting company is how much it exports. And after an uphill struggle, her Jerusalem Stone Group is now exporting to clients all over the world.
The image of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Chadian President Idriss Déby proudly holding the first two copies of the newly launched pan-African passport at the African Union (AU) summit in the Rwandan capital Kigali this month marked the type of...
This article looks at the benefits that Panama could derive from its possible integration with the countries of the Central American Common Market (CACM). First of all, Panama’s production structure is analysed in terms of the phenomenon known as the...
The seminal contribution made by John Dunning to the field of strategic management is the eclectic or OLI paradigm, which explains why a firm would chose to exploit its ownership specific advantages in another country by internalizing their use...
  • 08 Aug 2016
  • J. Vicente Fruet Cardozo, Guzmán A. Muñoz Fernández
  • Pages: 19
The construction and ownership of homes is fundamental to economic development, the generation of wealth and the formation of the middle class. Although a number of studies have been conducted and programmes implemented in recent decades, there...
  • 24 Apr 2010
  • Rafael Perez Ribas, Guilherme Issamu Hirata, Fábio Veras Soares
  • Pages: 12
This article analyses alternative targeting methods for Paraguay’s conditional cash transfer programme, Tekoporã. The major practical choice is currently between a multidimensional quality-of-life index, which has been used since the programme...
Buenos Aires is a city with many faces, and its shantytowns, villas de emergencia (emergency villages) – euphemistically also called asentamientos (settlements) or villas miseria (villages of misery) – represent, for the rest of the society, the most...
The main reason for reinvestigating the possible linkage between consanguinity and offspring mortality emerged as a result of the gross disagreement among researchers on this subject. For the purpose of this study, consanguinity is defmed as marriage...
Based on an evidence-focused literature review, this paper examines existing knowledge on raising adolescents in east and southern African countries, including Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Country selection was...
  • 14 Jun 2017
  • Richard Munang, Robert Mgendi
  • Pages: 2
Since December 2015, when 195 countries signed the Paris Agreement on climate change, several countries in Africa have begun implementing climate resilience activities that will allow them to better absorb and adapt to harsh climatic changes.
With a view towards shedding a stronger light on textile, fashion and home-decoration items from Côte d’Ivoire, the International Trade Centre (ITC) and Ivorian fashion producers took over a retailing space in Paris’s Rue d’Argout at the end of June....
The author of this article contends that, as a consequence of the debt crisis, macroeconomic goals and social goals have become relatively dissociated from one another and that the latter have tended to be reduced to the provision of special...
The petroleum-based production pattern has ultimately proved to be a dead end as the deteriorating quality of natural resources -owing to the way they have been used and appropriated- has begun to cast doubt upon the pattern’s viability. Repeated...
  • 28 Dec 2001
  • Mario La Fuente, Pedro Sádinz
  • Pages: 10
The influence of economic growth on numerous aspects of the economy and society is a frequently recurring topic among economists, especially at present, when profound economic and social transformations are under way in most of the countries of the...
The present study draws on two case studies, one on village dynamics during the 1970s rural community development movement in the Republic of Korea and the other on present day challenges and learning based on the experiences of a non-governmental...
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at their core are a groundbreaking, inclusive global initiative to eradicate poverty and achieve a better future for all on a healthy planet. The Agenda and...
Past experience shows that efforts to increase the participation of the excluded groups are usually based oil mistaken, and often niyihical ideas regarding development, democracy, the State and the people themselves.
Indigenous people are disproportionately represented among the destitute; they constitute approximtely five per cent of the world's population, but make up 15 per cent of the world's poor. The majority of them have historically faced social exclusion...
The construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal in Ghana to support power generation in the Kpone Power Enclave in the port city of Tema, near Accra, is reawakening hopes of an end to the energy crisis that has plagued the country in recent years.
The private sector in Africa is playing a crucial role in the continent’s economic development—more than it did a decade ago.
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