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GEW is Here and We Can’t Wait to Celebrate Myanmar’s Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Today marks the beginning of the world’s biggest annual celebration of entrepreneurship. From competitions to workshops to networking gatherings, Global Entrepreneurship Wee... More
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How engineers can support “local content” to help mining companies manage risk

Monica Ospina is Founder and Director of the social economic development firm OTrade. The World Bank has recognized OTrade’s proprietary Local Community Procurement Programm... More
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Local Procurement: An effective way for mining companies to contribute to economic and social development

One of the most effective means that mining companies can utilize to spread the economic benefits of mining activity is to increase the amount of local goods and services they... More
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Building Markets hosts a Discussion on Independence, Impartiality and Professionalism of the Electoral Commissions

Building Markets hosted a Discussion on Independence, Impartiality, and Professionalism of the Electoral Commissions for Afghan Civil Society.... More
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Ebola Free, Liberia Introduces Reforms to Encourage Business Growth

Running a business in Liberia is hard. Last year, the World Bank ranked Liberia 174 out of 189 countries for its ease of doing business. This environment is particularly diffi... More
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One mining company’s approach to local procurement

In recent years, mining companies have been increasing their focus on local procurement to provide more benefits to communities while reducing supplier costs associated with t... More
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Building Markets hosts an interactive panel discussion on Increasing Voter Participation for the (2014) Elections

On 06 March 2014, Building Markets hosted an interactive discussion on increasing voter participation in the 2014 elections. This discussion focused on the importance of suppo... More
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Building Markets Launches Afghan Civil Society Conference on Anti-Fraud Measures for the (2014) Elections

Building Markets recently held a workshop to discuss Election Fraud in advance of the 2014 Afghanistan elections.... More
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Death of James Rogers

It is with profound sadness that I must announce the death of one our Liberian colleagues, James Rogers.... More

Think Local: Making Mining Work in Liberia

In Liberia mining concessionaires represent opportunity. Yet they can also symbolize a missed opportunity when goods and services are purchased outside of the country. Buildin... More
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Effective Observation for the 2014 Elections

On 13 February 2014, Building Markets hosted an interactive discussion on effective observation for the 2014 elections. ... More
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Afghan Voices: Afghan Women’s Economic Participation

Last week at the AUAF, Building Markets launched Afghan Women’s Economic Participation Report. At the event, the message was clear: ensuring that Afghan women are supported ... More

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