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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
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Young Entrepreneurs Making Waves in Africa: A chat with Now AfriCAN

Laura Seay speaks with Priscillia Kounkou Hoveyda, co-founder of Now AfriCAN, an organization working to empower and train young African entrepreneurs. ... 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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All Jobs are Not the Same

Over the past 10 years, more than 13 million Syrians have fled their homes and communities. With over 5.6 million now hosted in the region, Turkey quickly became the largest h... More
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Aid is About Action

Some big things are on the horizon for PDT. ... More
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Afghan Voices: Afghan Women’s Economic Participation

Last week at the AUAF, Building Markets launched Afghan Women’s Economic Participation Report. At the event, the message was clear: ensuring that Afghan women are supported ... More
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Dear World

Building Markets recently attended the 2013 Skoll World Forum in Oxford, UK along with other Skoll Awardees, many of who who are showcased in Robert X. Fogarty’s portrait pr... More
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The Need for More Local Procurement in Haiti

A cross-post from CDG about the need for more and better local procurement in Haiti, complete with mentions of Yours Truly and recommendations for how to make that happen!... 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 Launches Afghan Civil Society Conference on Anti-Fraud Measures for the (2014) Elections

Building Markets recently held a workshop to discuss Election Fraud in advance of the 2014 Afghanistan elections.... More
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Mining for Development: Shift emphasis from CSR budgets to local procurement to have greater impact on poverty reduction

This week, Building Markets and Anchor Chain participated in the Mining for Development conference in Sydney, Australia. Here is what we had to say.... More
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Guest post from the IFC’s Roland Michelitsch: Creating more and better jobs

The IFC's Roland Michelitsch explains the IFC's recent jobs study and why creating more and better jobs is the surest way to help millions of people out of poverty.... More

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