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Our Thanks, Our Impact, and a Request

Since 2006, Building Markets has worked with 25,000 small businesses in crisis-affected parts of the world, and helped them create over 70,000 full-time equivalent jobs. Those... More
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No surprise to us – but Jordan is getting a boost from an unlikely place

Over the last 8 years, the Syria crisis has created 12 million refugees and internally displaced persons. Just imagine for a moment if the entire populations of Los Angeles, C... More
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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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Syrian-owned Businesses Draw Foreign Investment and Create Jobs in Turkey: The Story of Wolves Interactive

In 2018, more than 70 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide with Turkey maintaining the top spot as largest country host with 3.7 million Syrians. This comes with ... More
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Building Markets Champions Jordanian Companies

Building Markets is pleased to announce that it has expanded its matchmaking platform to include Jordan – where more than 300 local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs... 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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ليس من المفاجئ لنا – الاردن يحصل على دعم من جهات غير متوقعة

على مدار الأعوام الثمانية الماضية، خلقت الأزمة السورية 12 مليون لاجئ ومشرد داخلياً. فقط تخيل للح... More

Identifying Impact Lessons on a Locally Driven Crisis Response. A Post from our Summer Intern, Gita Goolsarran

The Syrian war has presented one of the most acute humanitarian crises of the 21st Century, with neighbouring states hosting 5.6 million registered refugees since 2011.[1]In t... 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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