New Report: Women’s Entrepreneurship in Syrian-Owned Businesses in Turkey

Eliminating poverty, improving household incomes, and supporting the growth of national economies can be achieved with the full economic participation of both women and men. W... More
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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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The Road Back from COVID-19 will be Paved by Small Businesses around the World

From trade to production to investment to employment, every aspect of the global economy has been negatively impacted by COVID-19. As a result, the OECD forecasts that global ... 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

Managing a Global Team through a Global Crisis

We, like many of you, are working hard to continue operations and keep our people safe in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. An added challenge for us is that our team is ... 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

Death of James Rogers

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

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