Archive for Building Markets, May, 2012

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Infrastructure: literally, the building blocks of development

Welcome to the second installment of Building Market’s blog series on international development and foreign direct investment (FDI) from the extractive sector in Africa. Las... More
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Old aid vs new.

  Today was one of those days where the past and the future bump right up against each other and for a moment you can easily see their stark contrast. The past is this: T... More
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How can we Measure the Impact of Peacebuilding?

An Alliance for Peacebuilding report features a case study of Building Markets in Afghanistan.... More
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Scaling up: Imitation being the highest form of flattery.

Last year I blogged about  a minor case of “Imitation being the highest form of flattery“.  Rather than a street vendor drawing our logo on the side of his mobil... More
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Foreign Direct Investment vs. Official Development Assistance: The Battle is On!

It is impossible not to notice that foreign direct investment is fast outstripping aid to some of the world’s poorest countries. What does this mean for the economic gro... More
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Banditry in the US Congress? USAID vs. Contractors.

In the coming days the US Congressional Committee on Oversight and Reform is going to hear arguments for and against USAID efforts to reform how it distributes US taxpayers&#... More
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Ashoka Announces New Social Entrepreneur Fellows

Ashoka Canada has just announced its first three Ashoka Fellows of 2012, and we are honored to have our CEO Scott Gilmore among them. Ashoka is a global network that identifie... More
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The Painful Story of Contracting in Afghanistan: I know a guy…

When we first started our local procurement project in January 2006, convincing international organizations to buy locally from Afghan businesses was a tough sell. Buyers had ... More

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