Archive for Building Markets, July, 2012

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If you don’t want to read the report, just look at this graph. Graph by Kavya Raman.

Impact on the scale of the Afghan economy

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Afghanistan Marketplace Impact Report. From 2006-2012, 680 Afghan businesses won over 1,300 contracts valued at $1 billion, which ... More

Big Salaries. Low Marketplace Impact. Why NGOs shouldn’t pay more in Haiti.

While in Haiti I was asked to assist a nonprofit with its salary practices. Such a task is simultaneously simple and difficult:... More
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Poverty Reduction and FDI; can small-scale victories improve the big picture?

Extractive FDI is often considered a vessel through which to generate wealth. However, as we dig deeper, what picture emerges? Does the creation of this wealth necessarily lea... More

Photo Competition

We’ve got our hands on some Flip Mino HD cams that we want to give away.... More

Free markets and labour and us.

A new post went up this morning from a guest blogger, Anthony DeMattee on wage levels among NGOs and other local employers. Less than a minute later, I got an email calling it... More

FDI and Economic Growth: Does the Type of FDI Matter?

In one of our previous blog posts we wrote about the link between FDI and economic growth.[1] While it proved impossible to pin down an uncontested link, it still makes sense ... More

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