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East Africa: EAC Goods to Gain Better Access to Larger Markets in Africa

East African countries will gain better market access in Africa under the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), to be implemented early next year. The 26 countries under the TFTA are expected to start implementing the trade framework after its ratification to help countries exchange tariff concessions based on the principle of reciprocity. The implementation of […]

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Why infrastructure is a problem for emerging markets

(Video) – Jane Fraser, CEO of Citigroup Latin America tells Fortune’s Nina Easton how poor infrastructure is holding back the economies of several emerging markets. What will it take for the world’s emerging markets to recapture their once-stellar economic growth rates? Jane Fraser, Citi CEO for Latin America, offers the inside story with a look […]

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GE Commits $300 Million To New Emerging Markets Business

GE Healthcare is allocating $300 million to jump-start a newly-created business unit called Sustainable Healthcare Solutions (SHS) dedicated to emerging markets. The unit will develop and market low-cost, value-based products and services to boost healthcare delivery across multiple settings in African and Asian countries. SHS will build on GE’s experience of partnering with government institutions […]

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Ending Maternal and Child Deaths in Kenya-The Private Sector Can Help

In recent times, attention is turning to the role of the private sector in delivering quality health care. This was a key point at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development held in July 2015 at Addis Ababa. The President of Kenya, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta remarked at the event, that, “for all that progress, […]

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‘Profitability is Sustainability’ : 17 ideas on business and development

The challenge to business Adapt your models for poor countries: The role of the private sector goes beyond bolt-on philanthropic activities, it can be embedded in everyday business. This demands different business models. In GSK’s case, developing medicines and vaccines and making sure they are accessible is the contribution we can make. We have switched […]

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The power of collaboration: 6 success factors for private-NGO partnerships

Organizations from different sectors are increasingly recognizing the potential of greater cooperation to achieve positive change and improve the way that individual organizations can approach their work. This new outlook finds nongovernmental organizations identifying opportunities to work with private sector companies and, in turn, companies are seeing the benefits of greater engagement with civil society […]

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