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Economic Development

City Planning: How Cities Can Save Local Manufacturing Businesses

Larry MacDonald | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business
Larry MacDonald

All across America, small to medium manufacturing businesses are shutting down, resulting in lost jobs and lost revenues for cities. Everyone loses. ...

Money Can't Buy Equality

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.30.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Conventional wisdom suggests that growth is sufficient for poverty reduction and social progress, but is this the case in South Asia? Perhaps not.

With Success, IDA Must Begin to Reinvent Itself

Ben Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Leo

Fast forward to the year 2025. IDA will begin negotiating its 21st Replenishment Agreement. As with every other replenishment since 1960, donor ...

Cash on Delivery Aid: A Good Idea for America too

Nancy Birdsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nancy Birdsall

"Experimentation on foreign aid is valuable0- - and rare." This is the single most important line in Tina Rosenberg's excellent description of Cash on Delivery Aid in her recent New York Times op-ed.

Can We Get an Africa Lead at USAID Already?

Todd Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Todd Moss

It's now 26 months since the inauguration and where the #%&$ is USAID's leadership?

Sovereignty, Stability and Sweet Micky: What is Going on in Haiti?

Nicole Skibola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nicole Skibola

Why aren't we outraged that the United States and the OAS pushed for the adoption of election results that many have deemed fraudulent?

Romero Promises Economic Development Across State Agencies

Robert Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Dwayne Romero, the state's new economic development director, officially resigns from his seat as an Aspen city councilman today and has promised a cross-agency approach to economic development.

The Opportunity of the Bronx

Ruben Diaz Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ruben Diaz Jr.

Dedicated Bronxites of all stripes have worked hard to make our borough the best it can be. We have stood together, as "One Bronx," to push back against those who would denigrate the Bronx.

Why Egyptians Preserve Their Cultural Heritage

Larry Coben | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Coben

Egyptians value and utilize their cultural history as an economic asset and not merely an intangible cultural one.

Your Voice Required: Rebuild Colorado's Economy From the Bottom Up

Jim Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jim Thomas

Hickenlooper's Bottom-Up initiative is supposed to mark a new approach to economic development. At the session I attended, however, the usual lure-them-here-with-tax-breaks plans dominated the room.

How Human Rights Have Contributed to Development

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The global push to reduce poverty and malnutrition is a great example where we increasingly draw insights from both development and human rights.

A Transparent and Fiscally Responsible Denver City Government

Michael Hancock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Hancock

We cannot lead Denver back to economic prosperity and fiscal sustainability if we fail to include our strongest resource -- our people.

The Secret Sauce of Economic Growth

Michael Moynihan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Moynihan

Right now the biggest clusters of clean energy activity are not in the United States. They are in Germany, Japan and China. But it is not too late for us to get a healthy share of the pie.

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.