Private Sector

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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How socially responsible outsourcing drives global development

You won’t hear a lot of support for “socially responsible outsourcing” on the U.S. presidential campaign trail, but it could be a major force in global poverty reduction. Companies in California’s tech-friendly Bay Area need people who can do digital work. That demand has given rise to more organizations using technology to connect people in […]

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Economic development PPPs gain steam

Public-private partnerships for development continue to play a prominent role in American global development policy and strategy. President Barack Obama’s administration has prioritized leveraging private sector investment for development. The President’s Global Development Council — a special advisory group comprised of public, private, academic and nongovernmental representatives — continues to emphasize galvanizing the private sector and […]

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U.S Treasury Announce Major Rule Changes To Support Global Entrepreneurs And Impact Investment

President Obama, along with 182 heads of state, will sign the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) today at the United Nations General Assembly.   But earlier this week, the Obama Administration’s Treasury Department announced two major regulatory changes that could unlock significant amounts of capital, innovation and entrepreneurial energy for development worldwide. The seventeen SDG’s create a […]

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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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Vietnam Plans to Turn to Private Sector to Develop Infrastructure

Vietnam will need around $48 billion from 2016 through 2020 to improve the country’s weak transportation infrastructure, the country’s government says. The government said in a statement on its website that the country will have to seek funding from new sources, including from the private sector, due to constraints on the state budget.   Wall […]

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