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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
Kim Jong-Il in happier days.

Buy Local. Build North Korea.

Captain Kirk once said "Space, the final frontier". I disagree. Its actually right here, on Earth. Its all about those marketplaces which are found beyond the frontier.... More
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California to Juba. The Internet – its Powerful.

One 14 November 2011 I was in a hotel bar in Juba, South Sudan. Its a new country you know? With a new flag.... More
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Jobs, the Future and Afghanistan

Jobs. Doesn't matter whether you have one or not, it’s on everyone’s mind. President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress about the subject two weeks ago. Former Pr... More
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US government success touted as failure in Afghanistan

Some amazing good news was wrapped up in what appeared to be some shocking bad news today. Politico, AP, ABC, and others are reporting that a jaw dropping $360m of US govt mon... More

Côte d’Ivoire’s Cocoa Ban Backfires

Crippling businesses and crushing livelihoods of Côte d'Ivoire's poorest. Why was a cocoa embargo a good idea?... 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
More White Bull and Less Black Gold?

In beer there is freedom.

Apparently, Benjamin Franklin once said, "...beer there is freedom..." On a recent trip to South Sudan I was reading an article in a local newspaper and it made me think of B... More
Global Field Support Strategy

I do not do this often. “Dear UN: Much Belated Kudos!”

This doesn't happen often: Edward Rees offers kudos to the UN Mission in South Sudan. ... More
ACDI-VOCA farmer David Kpen in Wehplay, Liberia.

Maximizing Liberia’s Entrepreneurial Hustle

Seeing the private sector develop through the entrepreneurial hustle of individual Liberians – not the Liberian government or government aid agencies – is not only excepti... More
PDT photo. Afghan women at a Peace Dividend Marketplace event

Women, entrepreneurship & Afghanistan: A chat with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

A conversation with author Gayle Lemmon about the limits of microfinance, business under the Taliban, tapping into entrepreneurial energy, and some of the challenges and oppor... More

For Mother’s Day, Don’t Forget The Lug Nut

Is selling Haitian artisans' work at Macy's smart aid?... More
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Music to my ears. “The engine of development”.

A few days ago I was catching up on some long overdue reading. An old friend in UKAid, or it is Dfid, sent me something to look over 6 months ago. Once I starting reading it... More
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An Exciting Time in Liberia. And We’re Not Talking About Politics.

Matthew Jones takes a look at how Liberia's newly launched Peace Dividend Marketplace is giving local entrepreneurs unprecedented opportunities to grow their businesses and sp... More
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An Open Letter to Haiti’s President Martelly

In Haiti’s and elsewhere, again and again, the international community responds to war, tsunami, and earthquake the same way. Billions are pledged. Less is disbursed. And al... More
Trolley Problem

Aid “Industry” vs Humanitarian “Relief”

Too often in the debate about development reform and aid effectiveness we get sloppy and lump humanitarian relief into the mix. We shouldn’t. It’s not an industry and shou... More
Presidents Bush and Clinton visit the Maxima plant in Port-au-Prince. Evelien and Kees de Gier (right).

Maxima, S.A. – Building a Better Haiti, Literally

How a casket maker turned shelter manufacturer demonstrates the possibilities in the Haitian marketplace.... More

Leveraging Liberia’s Expats

We recently discovered the Liberia Expat Google group, and we couldn't be happier. It's the perfect example of what PDT does but on a smaller scale. Think Yellow Pages meets M... More

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