Pacific economies share common labor market challenges. These are driven by factors such as young and rapidly growing population, constrained private sector growth, and limited infrastructure. Pacific economies can take various policy options to provide better job opportunities in the islands.
Posted on Monday, July 21st 2014, by Chronicles
Had a blast joining the Team Member Volunteer Program on their forest night walk at the Finca Luna Nueva in Costa Rica.
The Team Member Volunteer Program enjoying a medicinal plants tour at the Finca Luna Nueva in Costa Rica.
Major corporations have demonstrated no meaningful interest in the bottom-of-the-pyramid market, and it seems unlikely to do so in the future because it squanders resources. Who will fix this disconnect?
Interesting dialogue between these 2 blogs - the first written by Stuart Hart, co-author of “Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid” and the second by Paul Polak, co-author of the book, “The Business Solution to Poverty” - which I am currently reading.
Claire, WPF Program Manager Africa/MENA
Posted on Thursday, July 10th 2014, by Untitled
One Acre Fund field officers in Rwanda explain the use of improved storage bags which farmers will have the option to purchase a la carte this season. The double-lined bags allow the harvest to stay dry and weevil-free in storage and allow the farmer to command a higher price for his harvest by waiting to sell. However, the bags are more expensive than traditional bags.
Claire, WPF Program Manager, Africa/MENA
Posted on Wednesday, July 9th 2014, by Untitled
Tree tomatoes & Lake Kivu in Rwanda!
Posted on Tuesday, July 8th 2014, by Untitled
#Beijing, a wild, unique, foreign, behemoth of a city
Scenes from the “Making Finance Work for Africa” Conference last month in Dakar, Senegal. Highlights for me were small group sessions focusing on themes such as “Women’s financial inclusion in francophone countries,” “mobile banking” & “SME finance.”
Claire, Program Manager, Africa/MENA
Posted on Monday, July 7th 2014, by Untitled
Happy 4th of July from China. Early morning kinesthetics are all around me including this elementary school in Youchi. (at 内蒙古赤峰市巴林右旗大板镇百吉乐小区)
Posted on Friday, June 27th 2014, by Chronicles