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Economic Development

Moving Denver Forward Through Economic Development

James Mejia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
James Mejia

My vision for economic development is not just looking at what we can do in the next 12 years, but rather a plan that will create jobs and economic development opportunities for decades to come.

The Bottom Line On Bottom Up Growth: Look Beyond Washington

Dan Carol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Carol

We can do more for less by better linking entrepreneurs to financing, and building nontraditional networks that connect innovators, suppliers, and customers across traditional geographies.

Paraguayan Tagged for 2011 Achievement Award for Combating Poverty

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

For over 25 years, Martin Burt has been a pioneer in applying microfinance, microfranchise, youth entrepreneurship and financial literacy to address chronic poverty in Paraguay.

Delivering Aid Differently

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

In the future, the new realities of the aid environment need to be confronted head on. Any meaningful institutional changes must target aid impact and reach.

How Public Spending Can Help Countries Grow

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Beyond the epicenter of the economic crisis -- the US and Western Europe -- public spending has had an indeterminate effect on spurring GDP growth in developing countries.

Hick Banking On 'Red Tape' Reduction Over Tax Reform

Robert Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday he hoped legislation will be produced this session to reduce "red tape" that clutters Colorado business performance...

The Day After Tomorrow: Macro-Financial Policy Catches Up With Reality

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The search for financial stability, through regulatory or macroeconomic policy, is just beginning. Should developing countries wait for new global standards to emerge, or tailor their own regulatory strategies?

The Arab Pinochet Has Left the Scene

Richard Eisendorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Eisendorf

Like Pinochet, Ben Ali traded civil and human rights for economic development -- and lost.

Enviros Pitch Plan for Greening New York's Economy

Kyle Rabin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kyle Rabin

Shortsighted decisions, such as ignoring inspections of hazardous waste generating facilities or cutting staff charged with responding to oil spills, could result in long-term burdens for taxpayers.

Pine Ridge Rising: Community-Based Development Project Gets Underway

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stephanie Woodard

Oglala Lakota community leader, Nick Tilsen, envisions a vibrant future for his people. He sees elements of that transformation already in place on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Do the Poor Really Benefit From Labor Migration?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Strong opinions abound on the issue of migration, but beyond the political discourse, labor migration is now central to the debate on international development and poverty reduction.

Midwifery: A Smart Investment in Haiti

Isobel Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Isobel Coleman

Expanding midwifery and family planning programs to women across Haiti can yield long-term gains that will benefit all Haitians. Let's give the next generation a chance.

The Day After Tomorrow: If You Want to Grow, Learn

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Some countries are less developed than others due to the inability to acquire and adapt better technologies to raise productivity. Yet the potential for technological learning is huge and four global trends have begun to unlock it.

Good Governance Still Africa's Achilles Heel

Isobel Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Isobel Coleman

When leaders like Laurent Gbagbo refuse to budge, the choice for international players comes down to intervention or sheepish retreat. Responsibility for good governance ultimately rests with a nation's leaders and people themselves.

The Clean Economist: Framing the Future

Alison Wise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alison Wise

During this season of hope and a new year ahead, I thought I'd dial back the density a bit and introduce a more engaging topic: how to use approachabl...

Microfinance Leaders Debate Future

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Two prominent advocates for economic justice are currently debating the practical and ethical limits to selling goods and services to the poor in the anti-poverty sector.

The Logic of EcoLogic

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

For nearly two decades, EcoLogic has been working with poor, rural communities in the poorest regions in the world to conserve and restore local natural resources by empowering local people.

The Future of Engaging with the Rest of the World

John Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Sullivan

In the developing world, the need to deliver results is just as pressing as it is in the United States. While significant resources are being invested in development globally, the results in reducing poverty are not uniform.

The Day After Tomorrow: Will We Ever Trust the State?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The Day After Tomorrow: Will We Ever Trust the State? Authored by Otaviano Canuto and Marcelo Giugale* This is the fourth in a series of blogs where...

This Thanksgiving Think About What Your Turkey Ate

Kari Stoever | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kari Stoever

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Indian Microfinance: Mendacious or Magnificent?

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

As industry analysts note, the rush to conclude that micro-lending is inherently flawed is overwrought, wrong-headed and anti-poor.

"The People Must Be Agents of Change": The Lambi Fund of Haiti

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

A society that maintains so much exclusion simply can't achieve development. No way. Development has to involve everyone.

I on Poverty: Provocations

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Each week, friends, allies, colleagues and respected leaders and thinkers from around the world offer their thoughts, ideas, aspirations and plans for a better world. All provoke me in good and thoughtful ways.

New York's Lousy Jobs (And How We Can Make Them Better)

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

Should we tear down the city's middle class? Or work to turn lousy jobs into good ones? That's the policy choice facing New York's leaders. So far, their decisions aren't encouraging.

In the Face of Crisis, Russian and Ukrainian Economies Take Another Path

John Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Sullivan

Modernization is not simply stimulating innovation in order to create a high-profile, Russian version of Silicon Valley.