As the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) celebrates its 50th anniversary, Latin America is struggling to address the financial crisis and climate change.
C.K. Prahalad discusses the future of sustainable, private sector-led poverty alleviation.
Engaging Communities in Extractive and Infrastructure Projects
WRI analyzed existing community engagement standards and guidance, as well as experiences in several high profile projects. Based on this analysis, WRI developed seven Principles for Effective Community Engagement for extractive and infrastructure projects.
Prime Minister Wen Jiabao came to the aid of a Chinese socially responsible green enterprise that is struggling for survival during the current global financial crisis.
Climate change is upon us. The earth is warming, seasons are shifting, species are migrating, and water is flowing in new patterns. The accelerating and deepening impacts of climate change will touch everyone on earth, but those who stand to suffer most are the poor.
International project financing primarily intended to generate jobs and growth should not ignore social and environmental safeguards in the name of economic stimulus.
It may be counter-intuitive, but a global economic slowdown could help the United States and China work together on climate change.
The composition of BOP markets differs markedly across countries. Some, like those in the Ukraine, are concentrated in the upper income segments of the BOP.
In South Africa more than half the traffic on Vodacom’s mobile network in 2004 came not from its 8 million subscribers but from 4,400 entrepreneur-owned phone shops where customers rent access to ph
In Eastern Europe and Latin America all measured countries show a top-heavy BOP spending pattern, illustrated here by Russia.