A new World Bank report, released on 9th of October 2002 on the eve of a global education summit in Germany, warns that developing countries will have little success boosting economic growth and reducing poverty unless they can close a growing 'knowledge' or education divide between themselves and richer countries. The World Bank says continuous education is key to economic growth and cutting poverty.
All Eyes on Brazil
So far 2009 has been unique for Brazilians. The country was
the global crisis, Rio de Janeiro was elected the host city of the 2016 Olympic Games and, as a natural
resource superpower, Brazil will take the center stage at United Nations Climate Change Conference in
Copenhagen. These are the core issues
Report”, prepared by the Brazilian Economic Team (BET). Read more in the attachment...
More than two years ago Rainer Kolshorn has left this world.
We would like to keep the memory of the CEFE father through the Rainer Kolshorn Memorial Page that we have created for him on cefe.net.
CEFE International already collected some photos with Rainer, which were sent by the CEFE Community. Now we are looking for more photos and your special experiences with him: his work, his personality, little stories. It could be even a single word that has a special meaning to you in relation with Rainer.
What is ECDA?
ECDA is a legally registered non-profit, non-political and non governmental organization consisting of a pool of competent professional trainers, consultants and development pratitioners who band themselves together to support government and private initiatives to bring about equitable socio-economic progress in the country.
A new guideline on appraising environmental and climate aspects and incorporating them into bilateral development cooperation projects funded by the German Government comes into force on 1 January 2011. Environmental and climate issues are by no means new to German development policy: environmental impact assessments were introduced as long ago as 1988 to ensure that development projects do not cause unacceptable harm to the environment. And climate change mitigation and adaptation have rapidly taken on greater significance since the Kyoto Protocol was adopted. Between 2005 and 2010, the annual volume of funding approved by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has doubled and now stands at over one billion euros. Read more
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Among the world's economies, Kazakhstan improved business regulation the most in the past year, according to Doing Business 2011: Making a Difference for Entrepreneurs, the eighth in a series of annual reports published by IFC and the World Bank.
Kazakhstan improved conditions for starting a business, obtaining construction permits, protecting investors, and trading across borders. As a result, it moved up 15 places in the rankings on the ease of doing business—to 59 among 183 economies. Two other regional economies, Tajikistan and Hungary, were also among the 10 most-improved economies, climbing 10 places and six places respectively.
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