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Corporation to Develop Investment Projects on Public Landholdings - The Repoter
13 February 2021
Ethiopia

To Float bid to secure concept design for the projects

The newly established Land Bank and Development Corporation announced its plans to issue expression of interest to secure a concept design for a project that will be developed to investment projects on landholdings of federal government offices.

Hiber requests federal government intervention in dispute with Amhara Region
20 March 2021
Ethiopia

Hiber Sugar requested federal government intervention to resolve its dispute with the regional government of Amhara, which it accused of transferring its 6,183 hectare of land to unidentified investors and people relocated from other areas.  

Growing-demand-for-horticulture  - The Reporter
13 March 2021
Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) called on the government to avail land and ease its bureaucratic hurdles to help local and international horticulture firms looking to invest in Ethiopia.

Growing-demand-for-horticulture  - The Reporter
13 March 2021
Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) called on the government to avail land and ease its bureaucratic hurdles to help local and international horticulture firms looking to invest in Ethiopia.

Kombolcha-new-dry port coming through - The Reporter
13 March 2021
Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services announced it has finalized preparations to construct a new dry port at Kombolcha with an estimated cost of 1.5 billion Birr.

Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator
12 May 2021
Global

Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator (RLBI) 2.0 Provides Expanded Access to Resources and Information on Land Investments

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERTHARDING, ALAMY STOCK PHOTO
11 May 2021
Africa
Namibia

Namibians allege ReconAfrica disposed of wastewater unsafely, without permits, and ignored concerns about potential impact of oil drilling on water and wildlife.

Eloy Terena, legal coordinator of the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB). Image cou
11 May 2021
Global
  • A letter signed by Indigenous leaders and environmental defenders from the Amazon, West Africa, Southeast Asia and elsewhere blasts BlackRock for failing to hold companies in its investment portfolio accountable for deforestation and land grabs.
The sun rises behind an electric power windmill in Halle, Belgium September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Yves H
11 May 2021
Global

Demand for funds which cherry pick investments with strong environmental, social or governance (ESG) credentials has surged in recent years.

Many of these funds include terms such as 'ethical' or 'impact' in their names. But what do these words actually mean?

Below is a glossary of the key terms often used to describe investment styles and processes.

 

China builds coal power plant in Bangladesh despite protests
29 April 2021
China
Bangladesh

Local people evicted and livelihoods at risk in Barguna district, as civil society group warns plant will damage important hilsa fish populations.


Main photo: Construction of the Barisal coal power plant continues. Image: Md Sajjad Hossain Tuhin

Tajik City's Chinatown Dream Comes Crashing Down
19 April 2021
Tajikistan


Main photo: "The only work they did was to demolish the houses and dig holes in the land," one former resident says.

Indigenous people in Bangladesh oppose resort on ancestral land
19 April 2021
Bangladesh

As a five-star hotel and amusement park are built in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, locals are fearful of losing water sources and say traditional livelihoods of 10,000 residents will be harmed.

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Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies

The primary purpose of the journal is to promote publications of original research related to the Malaysian economy. It is also designed to serve as an outlet for studies on the South-east Asian countries and the Asian region. The journal also considers high-quality works related to other regions that provide relevant policy lessons to Malaysia. The journal is receptive to papers in all areas of economics. We encourage specifically contributions on all range of economic topics of an applied or policy nature.

Agribank is a State-Owned Enterprise with the mandate to promote the growth and development of agriculture through affordable and innovative financing. Agribank has been operating in Namibia for over 25 years.

Agribank Act No. 5/2003, as amended, provide the legal framework for regulating the business of the bank and to expand the business operations to be responsive to the changing environment. The Act mandates Agribank to advance money to persons or financial intermediaries to promote agriculture and activities related to agriculture.

Asia Pacific Viewpoint

Asia Pacific Viewpoint publishes academic research in geography and allied disciplines on the economic and social development of the Asia Pacific. Particular attention is paid to the interplay between development and the environment and to the growing interconnections between countries in the region. Coverage includes:

Asia Survey

The only academic journal of its kind produced in the United States, Asian Survey provides a comprehensive retrospective of contemporary international relations within South, Southeast, and East Asian nations. As the Asian community’s matrix of activities becomes increasingly complex, it is essential to have a sourcebook for sound analysis of current events, governmental policies, socio-economic development, and financial institutions. In Asian Survey you’ll find that sourcebook.

Badabon Sangho is (a non-profit and non political organisation) working since June 2015 by a group of motivated and dedicated single women in Southwest region of Bangladesh. We believe that communities are best-suited to identify their needs, and the steps required to change their lives.  We work to create economic options, build capacity and self-reliance of grassroots women so they are able to lead their own socio-economic development activities.

Bertelsmann Stiftung

The Bertelsmann Stiftung is committed to ensuring everyone can participate in society. Since the foundation was established in 1977, roughly 380 employees at our Gütersloh headquarters and other international locations have developed a wide range of projects and initiatives designed to achieve this goal.

Recognizing that the real economic growth necessary to achieve the country’s developmental goals lies in the development of a healthy private sector, the government undertook a program of reform to promote private sector investment. As part of this reform program, the Law on Foreign Investment in the Kingdom of Cambodia of 1994 established the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC). This law made the CDC the highest decision-making level of the government for private and public sector investment.

Our mission is to support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs, and to make a lasting difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s poorest places.

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Our vision is an environmentally, socially and economically just world, built on solidarity, participation and respect for ecological limits. People enjoy fulfilling lives and are aware of and responsible for the consequences of their actions.

Our contribution

To make this vision become reality, we are working to prevent the environmentally and socially harmful impacts of international development finance, and to promote alternative solutions and public participation.

The Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) is an independent policy research and advocacy organisation. It is one of South Africa’s leading development think tanks, focusing on critical national development issues and their relationship to inclusive economic growth and democratic consolidation. By examining South African and international experience, CDE formulates practical policy proposals outlining ways in which South Africa can tackle major social and economic challenges. CDE has a special focus on the role of business and markets in development.

CDE’s mission is to contribute to sustainable development in countries of the North, South, and East, through:

- research partnerships

- education and training

- development of concepts and tools

- raising awareness,

- policy advice.



CDE focuses on:

- management of natural resources,

- integrated regional development, and

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