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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
Monica Ospina OTrade

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 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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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

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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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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