Angola Market Profile

February 14, 2014 - 11:38am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
In July 2003, African leaders meeting in Maputo, Mozambique, committed to allocating 10% of their national budgets to agriculture by 2008, and to increasing annual agricultural growth to 6% of GDP. Their aim: to eliminate hunger, and reduce poverty and food insecurity. Their instrument of choice: the
February 10, 2014 - 3:22pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
West African migrants appear increasingly to be seeking opportunities in emerging economies on the continent, rather than attempting to cross to Europe, according to scrutiny of 10 years of data covering expelled ...
January 27, 2014 - 7:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
After 18 years as a social activist in Somaliland, Suad Abdi feels it is time to run for parliament. But she stands as much chance of winning a seat as a camel has of passing through the eye of a needle.Women face few restrictions in Somaliland, the self-declared independent republic in the north-western corner of conflict-ridden Somalia. ...
January 13, 2014 - 3:17pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Hope City does not yet exist, except as shimmering images of giant beehive towers bathed in a golden light. But Ghana is pressing ahead to build this $10bn (£6.6bn) technology city outside the capital, ...
December 23, 2013 - 7:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
By Christmas Eve, the Philippines will have spent $1bn (£0.6bn) paying foreign debts in the seven weeks since typhoon Haiyan devastated much of the country. It will have spent a total of $8.4bn on foreign debt in 2013, and faces a further $8.8bn in 2014. While a little more than
October 10, 2013 - 6:36pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Five years ago, I added a new word into my vocabulary. That word was fistula, a delicately cut word that sill send chills down my spine. I was a student at Queen Mary University of London when I came across a story of a girl in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, sub–Saharan Africa's largest broken-back country, which Joseph ...
September 25, 2013 - 3:24pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Five years ago, it was the multilateral development banks that played a critical role in tempering the worst effects of the global financial crisis, with counter-cyclical funding, liquidity support, trade finance and other instruments. The African Development Bank (ADB) ...
May 21, 2013 - 12:19pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
The African Union (AU) is now 50 years old. Amid the celebrations this week, the AU – which was established as the Organisation of African Unity (OAU)
May 13, 2013 - 12:30pm from MicroCapital
Triodos Bank, a for-profit financial institution based in the Netherlands, has launched two new investment funds, the Sustainable Pioneer Fund and the Sustainable Equity Fund. The Sustainable Pioneer Fund is an equity fund that focuses on investing in small and medium- sized firms that address issues relating to sustainable energy, medical technology, environmental technology and clean water. The Sustainable Equity Fund is an equity fund that invests in larger-scale firms that meet ...
May 10, 2013 - 6:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
The Angolan government says it is waging "a sustained war against chaotic urbanisation", but this appears to have become a war against poor people.The most extreme examples are in Luanda, a city bursting at the seams. Around half a million people lived in Angola's capital in 1975, when the Portuguese moved out. Now, with many forced ...
May 1, 2013 - 1:52pm from AidData: The First Tranche
In this post, we respond to Deborah Brautigam’s review of our Chinese development finance data collection project. Our initiative is premised on the idea that we should open our data and methods to criticism in order to improve them. To this end, we provided all users with a methodology that describes all our procedures and methods. In ...
April 16, 2013 - 3:46pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Dan Norell, Senior Technical Advisor, World Vision Financial services and enterprise development practitioners often exist in their own separate silos—yet very poor producers need both increased access to markets and financial services in order to increase resilience and economic well-being. Financial inclusion advocates are missing the boat if they ...
February 7, 2013 - 9:00am from RemittancesGateway
The remittances by Portuguese workers based in Angola gave a significant strength to the Portuguese economy in 2012, Angop learned Wednesday in Luanda.
February 7, 2013 - 9:00am from RemittancesGateway
The remittances by Portuguese workers based in Angola gave a significant strength to the Portuguese economy in 2012, Angop learned Wednesday in Luanda.
February 1, 2013 - 5:03am from MicroCapital
The government of Belarus reportedly has issued a draft decree that would regulate microfinance institutions (MFIs). The decree would set the minimum capital requirement for MFIs at USD 136,000 and the maximum size of microloans at USD 18,000. The decree also provides for the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (NBRB), the central banking authority of the country, to maintain a register of legal microfinance lenders in an effort to prevent fraud such as pyramid investment schemes. ...
December 13, 2012 - 6:12pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Life expectancy in most countries has increased by around 10 years over the past four decades – but huge discrepancies remain between the richest and poorest nations, according to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010.The study, published in the Lancet, has taken ...
December 3, 2012 - 9:10pm from MicroCapital
Triodos Investment Management, a subsidiary of Dutch Triodos Bank, recently disbursed loans to the following five microfinance institutions: Caja Rural de Ahorra y Credito Quillabamba (Credinka) of Peru, Ugafode Microfinance Limited of Uganda, Fundación de Apoyo Comunitario y Social del Ecuador (FACES) of Ecuador, Agora Microfinance Zambia and Asociación de Desarrollo Integral Rural (ASDIR) of Guatemala. These loans were funded by the following microfinance investment vehicles: the ...
November 20, 2012 - 11:28am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
It is often an article of faith in development circles that community participation is a prerequisite for successful projects.But a World Bank report last week underlines the difficulties in "inducing" civic involvement and says such projects often fail to be sensitive to social, political and historical contexts.
November 5, 2012 - 8:59pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
This has been a great year for women in power in Africa with the election of a second female president, the appointment of the first female head of the African Union and not one, but two female Nobel prizewinners.In April we saw the election of Joyce Banda as president of Malawi; in June, ...
October 17, 2012 - 7:50am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Pascal Canfin, the French development minister, is more interested in policies with the potential to help or hurt poor countries than in meeting aid targets.It is an approach that contrasts with the UK where ...