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Partnerships allow Maison Energy to provide energy to rural communities in Morocco

About two million people live without access to electricity in Morocco, mostly in remote rural areas where scattered and unevenly distributed homes make their connection to the national power grid difficult. As a solution, the National Office of Electricity (ONE) opted for a decentralized system of...

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Turkish Trailblazer: Boosting Rural Areas through Business Investment

This is a study about a female entrepreneur in Turkey who achieved business success by breaking from the conventional practices preferred by others in her industry and investing in poorer parts of Turkey. Clothing, the industry in which the entrepreneur is operating, is one of the Turkish economy’s...

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Čistoća: the First System of Selective Waste Disposal in Montenegro

In order to maintain their town’s popularity as a tourist destination, the municipal officials of Herceg Novi realized that they needed to preserve natural resources by reducing waste and promoting recycling. As a result, the municipality decided to re-organize Čistoća, the public waste management...

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Meeting the Challenge of Expanding Inclusive Business

Most people interested in inclusive business have heard the success stories: Coca-Cola has generated $550 million in additional revenues by integrating local entrepreneurs into their beverage distribution chain in markets across Africa. Vodafone – one of the world’s largest telecommunications firm...

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Rajawali’s Express Taxi: Working with Taxi Drivers as Business Partners in Indonesia

The 1997 Asian financial crisis created a job vacuum in Indonesia, with companies forced to lay off 1.4 million workers. A decade later, unemployment rates continue to rise and poverty defines the context for Indonesia’s economy, social relations and security. Express Taxi, a subsidiary of the...

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Opportunities for the Majority: Bank initiative that promotes and finances private sector business models

The Opportunities for the Majority (OMJ) Initiative promotes and finances market-based, sustainable business models that engage private sector companies, local governments and communities in the development and delivery of quality products and services for the majority of the population of Latin...

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Restaurants Help Romanian Orphans

After the execution in 1989 of the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu and the corresponding fall of the communist government, the world’s press got its first look at the horrendous conditions that Romanian orphans had been living in. Lack of basic care and attention left many of the children...

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The big idea: Creating Shared Value

How to reinvent capitalism - and unleash a wave of innovation and growth.

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FSG: Elevating job skills worldwide

The Foundation Strategy Group (FSG) is a nonprofit consulting firm specializing in strategy, evaluation and research.

Centre for Micro-Finance (CMF)

The objectives of the Centre for Micro-Finance (CMF) are to provide knowledge management services to the microfinance practitioners and institutions, undertake research and studies on microfinance and related development issues, raise public awareness on sustainable microfinance and to provide...

World Bank - Kazakhstan

The World Bank is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance. It is a development bank which provides loans, policy advice, technical assistance and knowledge sharing services to low and middle income countries to reduce poverty. The bank promotes growth to create jobs and to...

American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA)

The American Near East Refugee Aid, ANERA, is an American NGO. Initially ANERA sought to help the hundreds of thousands of displaced Palestinians by providing emergency relief. ANERA now also addresses the long-term economic and social needs of Palestinians, Lebanese and Jordanians through its...

HOMELINK LIFE CENTRE

HOMELINK LIFE CENTRE is non profit non denominational faith based organisation whose:-To integrate sustainable community growth and development by underlying strategies in leakage to community's problems and needs by resource creation, mobilization, utilization and management by getting involved...

Nigeria Association of Commercial Commuters (NACC-Nigeria)

The Nigerian Association of Commercial Commuters (NACC-Nig) was established in July, 2014. The organization recently gained recognition and granted a Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations Organization as a non-governmental organization. The...

Antioch Internet Bible International (AIBI)

Antioch Internet Bible International (AIBI), formerly the Asian Internet Bible Institute - International, is an online bible college providing quality Bible and ministry training material in English. AIBI has an online resource base and provide free sermon and training material that can be...

FUNDES International

FUNDES promotes the competitive development of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Latin America.

World Bank - Sierra Leone

The World Bank is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance. It is a development Bank which provides loans, policy advice, technical assistance and knowledge sharing services to low and middle income countries to reduce poverty. The Bank promotes growth to create jobs and to...

Citizens' Network for Foreign Affairs (CNFA)

Citizens' Network for Foreign Affairs (CNFA) is dedicated toward stimulating economic growth by nurturing entrepreneurship, private enterprise, and market linkage. CNFA specialises in engaging private companies of all sizes in partnerships to expand economic activity and increase incomes. CNFA...

KHULA Enterprise Finance Limited

Khula Enterprise Finance Limited is an agency of South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). It was established to facilitate access to finance for small and medium size business. Khula provides assistance through various delivery channels including commercial banks, retail financial...

Small & Medium Enterprise Developers (SMED)

Small&Medium Enterprise Developers (SMED) is committed to the development of Small&Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Sri Lanka. SMEs can obtain the latest global information on business, finance, competition or on any other economic indicator through the SMED website. The site aims to be a...