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Aid For Trade Second Global Review: Programme

Aid For Trade Second Global Review: Programme, an audio/visual summary, provides the proceedings of this conference which focused upon maintaining the momentum of Aid for Trade mandate, agreed at the WTO's Hong Kong Ministerial Conference in 2005. This mandate aims to help developing countries, and...

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Top Leaders Pledge to Help Poor Economies to Reap Benefits from Global Trade

Top Leaders Pledge to Help Poor Economies to Reap Benefits from Global Trade a WTO/ADB news release, reports that top global and regional financial officials at a 2007 conference pledged to help small and weak states in Asia and the Pacific build and strengthen capacity to benefit from trade and...

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Botswana Council of NGOs (BOCONGO)

Code of Conduct - Botswana Council of NGOs (BOCONGO) aims to enable NGOs in Botswana to respond to the challenges of sustaining democratic and participatory institutions. The Code provides guidelines on establishing an enabling environment, values, transparency, governance, accountability,...

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Through an initiative of ASGN, micro-credit and tourism save giraffes in Niger

ASGN (the Association to Safeguard the Giraffes of Niger) used grants from the Wildlife Protection Foundation in the UK and from the Zoo de Doue in France to set up a successful micro-credit scheme.

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Freedom from Hunger’s Benkadi Tongorongo association provides micro loans and group support in Mali

In rural Mali, Miama sells rice to support her family, thanks to both a microloan and the group support she receives from Freedom from Hunger's Benkadi Tongorongo association.

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The Asian Development Bank and Non-Governmental Organizations: Working Together

The Microcredit Project in Indonesia, established by the Asian Development Bank and approved in 1994, focuses on microenterprise support, recognizing the potential of microenterprises to create jobs at low capital input costs and raise the income levels of the poor.

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Uganda : Project Hope and Hard Work

The importance of microcredit in Uganda has soared in the recent decade and the instrument is now seen as one of the most effective tools to tackle poverty in the country.

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NGO to assist Nigerian government towards alleviation of poverty through micro-credit

The Growing Businesses Foundation (GBF, a Nigerian NGO), has announced its intention to contribute to the Federal Government's fight towards the alleviation of poverty in Nigeria by providing access to micro credit facilities at the grass roots and to small scale entrepreneurs.

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Nonprofit Networking: The New Way to Grow

How can a nonprofit increase its social impact? Many would say it needs to grow big to be strong. Instead, says Harvard Business School professor Jane Wei-Skillern, the answer could be in the power of strategic networks.

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Pfizer's Global Health Fellows Programme - an established and comprehensive cross-border service initiative

Pfizer’s Global Health Fellows Program (GHF) is an international corporate volunteer program that places Pfizer colleagues in three to six month assignments with international development organizations designed to address global health issues and improve care for underserved populations.

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Becton, Dickinson and Company(BD) launches cross-border volunteer programme to improve medical services in Ghana and Zambia

BD's launched a cross-border volunteer programme in 2005 in partnership with the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) and Direct Relief International.

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Business-NGO Relationships for Environmental Conservation in Hong Kong: Capacity Building for NGOs and the Roles of Government and Business-Related Organisations

This is an article published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Public Administration, vol 29, no 2, in December 2007. Drawing on stakeholders' views collected from 31 in-depth face-to-face interviewees, the article investigates business-NGO relationships for environmental conservation in Hong...

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Scaling Up Inclusive Business: Advancing the Knowledge and Action Agenda

This is a report produced for the International Finance Corporation. It is based on 14 IFC client case studies and draws on other research undertaken by IFC and the CSR Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School on inclusive business, including recent research supported by the Bill & Melinda...

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SEFADES, Oxfam and Twin Holdings support fair trade of Haitian coffee

RECOCARNO (Réseau des Coopératives Caféières de la Région Nord), a network of eight small coffee-producer cooperatives in northern Haiti, was launched with support from several partners, including a fair trade buyer, local and international NGOs, and an international strategic marketing expert.

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Starbucks and Fairtrade NGOs announce initiative to support small-scale coffee farmers

Starbucks, the Fairtrade Labelling Organisations (FLO) and TransFair USA announced joining forces to leverage a small-scale coffee farmer loan program that is intended to grow to at least $20 million by 2015 based on current commitments from Starbucks Coffee Company.

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Grameen Foundation received $150,000 Amex grant

American Express has donated $150,000 to Grameen Foundation. The donation will help impart advanced training and technical assistance on accounting, management information systems, human resources and operations to Grameen's local partners: Activists for Social Alternatives in Tamil Nadu, Cashpor...

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In collaboration with NGOs, Spanish Bank Group, BBVA, set up a corporate volunteering plan

The BBVA's corporate volunteering plan, Voluntarios BBVA, was set up in May 2007 to meet the need for volunteers to promote new initiatives and build a framework for activities in this area.

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Companies in Oregon and the West Bank strike a fair trade deal

How did a furniture manufacturing business headquartered in Portland connect with an olive oil producer in the West Bank? Through a shared commitment to fair trade — to creating healthy, sustainable employment opportunities in areas of economic hardship.

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A Business Case for Fighting Poverty

Action on poverty can benefit business performance, as well as building an enabling environment in which to operate. This is the second paper in Oxfam’s ‘Briefings for Business’ series, which aims to develop the debate on the role of the private sector in poverty reduction by offering ideas and...

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International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) - meetings and conferences

The ISDR is a programme of the UN which aims at building disaster-resilient communities by promoting increased awareness of the importance of disaster reduction as an integral component of sustainable development -- with the goal of reducing human, social, economic and environmental losses due to...