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Global Financing Facility Looks Beyond the Millennium Development Goals to Bolster Africa’s Private/Public Healthcare Systems

Earlier this week, the Corporate Council on Africa’s Health Working Group hosted a World Bank presentation of The Global Financing Facility (GFF), a broad $4 billion facility that aims to promote reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) in low- and middle-income countries.  The GFF–which was announced in September 2014 and currently consists of … Continue Reading

Global Infrastructure Investment — Getting Investors Off the Sidelines

Power shortages in India, transportation costs in Africa, the poor grades given to US infrastructure, pollution in China, and the devastation to old and sub-par infrastructure in places like Nepal when disaster strikes are clear reminders that the world needs more and better infrastructure.   Infrastructure is the talk of governments, of bodies such as the … Continue Reading

World Investors Eye Egypt’s Future

Is the world ready to invest in Egypt? After years of a stagnating economy and political uncertainty, the results from last month’s Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) suggest that investors are taking a fresh look at what could be a new landscape for economic prosperity in the country.  To better understand the results and impact … Continue Reading

Economic Self-Reliance and Strategic Cooperation: 2014 BRICS Summit

The recently completed annual BRICS (the collective name for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit generated three agreements which demonstrate the ongoing move towards self-reliance and strategic cooperation amongst emerging and developing economies. The Agreement on the New Development Bank and the Treaty for the Establishment of a BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement have … Continue Reading
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