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366 words • advanced • 2 years, 11 months ago
business
"The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday released  a draft of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) that will set the direction to the recently established act that will supervise microfinance non-government organizations (NGOs) ..."
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694 words • advanced • 3 years, 9 months ago
business
TED
In this short, provocative talk, financier Sangu Delle questions whether microfinance — small loans to small entrepreneurs -- is the best way to drive growth in developing countries. "We seem to be fixated on this romanticized idea that every poor person in Africa is an entrepreneur,” he says. "Yet, my work has taught me that most people want jobs.” Delle, a TED Fellow, makes the case for supporting large companies and factories — and clearing away the obstacles to pan-African trade.

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356 words • advanced • 3 years, 5 months ago
agriculture, business
"The World Food Prize named Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh its 2015 laureate for his role in developing the largest non-governmental organization to tackle food insecurity and poverty around the world.   BRAC (formerly known as Bangladesh Rural ..."

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398 words • intermediate • 4 years, 4 months ago
Credit has the power to lift people out of poverty. Nowhere is this more powerfully seen than in microloan programs run by NGOs in developing nations.

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1768 words • advanced • 3 years, 3 months ago
business
"Paul Droege is a engineer and solar entrepreneur , most recently the creator of SunPort. He lives in a solar-generating home in New Mexico.   Working in the green economy, it’s easy to forget that renewables only make up about 15 percent of Ameri..."
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1480 words • intermediate • 4 years, 3 months ago
agriculture, finance, business
TED
Across sub-Saharan Africa, small farmers are the bedrock of national and regional economies—unless the weather proves unpredictable and their crops fail. The solution is insurance, at a vast, continental scale, and at a very low, affordable cost. Rose Goslinga and the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture pioneered an unconventional way to give farmers whose crops fail early a second chance at a growing season.
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1006 words • advanced • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
"Considering that the increase in rural poverty was greatly due to a very counter-productive Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), I would like to hear from the candidates at all levels how they are going to approach the new phase of agrarian ..."
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1209 words • advanced • 3 years, 4 months ago
finance, business
"In a country of 1.2 billion individuals, if we exclude children, we should at least have 900 million bank account holders before we can say the job of basic inclusion in banking is complete. No matter how we count, however, the actual number of bank ..."
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3056 words • advanced • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
"As chief executive of Mercy Corps since 1994, Neal Keny-Guyer helped turn the Portland (Ore.) relief organization into a global powerhouse with 3,500 employees and a budget of nearly $300 million. But he was taken aback last year when one of his lieu..."

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1808 words • advanced • 3 years, 6 months ago
"In 2006, MIT Professor Muhammad Yunus was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work in the creation of the Grameen Bank. The Bank was created primarily to microfinance, or provide small loans, to the impoverished in Bangladesh. Today, over 97 percent ..."
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2498 words • advanced • 12 years, 1 month ago
business
TED
Ashraf Ghani's passionate and powerful 10-minute talk, emphasizing the necessity of both economic investment and design ingenuity to rebuild broken states, is followed by a conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson on the future of Afghanistan.

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"Summary Sino Mercury Acquisition Corporation has identified an acquisition target and entered into a merger agreement. The target, Wins Finance, a China-based SME credit guarantee business, is imprudently run and contains many risks. It is possible t..."
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2167 words • advanced • 3 years, 5 months ago
agriculture, business
"Farmers are the backbone of resilient local and regional food systems, yet many are aging or retiring. The FarmLASTS Project at the University of Vermont estimates that 70 percent of farmland in the United States will change hands over the next two d..."

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2266 words • advanced • 3 years, 6 months ago
"Friday, 05 June 2015 01:01 Posted by Shoaib-ur-Rehman Siddiqui ISLAMABAD: The following is the text of the summary of Economic Survey (2014-15) launched by Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Thursday. Asian Development Bank (AD..."
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3560 words • intermediate • 11 years, 8 months ago
business
TED
Accepting the 2007 TED Prize, Bill Clinton asks for help in bringing health care to Rwanda -- and the rest of the world.
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