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  • Our International Business Guide enables you to market your goods and services to the international development community.

    •   Increase your company’s visibility
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    Our readership is market-specific. Be proactive and take the first step by advertising your goods and services.

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    Get the latest announcements on business events, news and training opportunities relevant to the international development community.



    • Indonesia Summit
      11 February 2015

      Indonesia is a stable emerging economy but growth rates are slowing quickly, while economic revival plan—to leverage the country’s unique geographical and natural assets, and coax foreign investors towards large-scale infrastructure projects—will likely require time to achieve results. Join leading voices from Indonesia’s new government, business community, academia and international organisations for a frank and provocative discussion about the country's future.

      Subscribers to UNDB will receive 20% off registration price with code: INDO-01




    • Development Business (DB) has launched a strategic alliance with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) with the goal of assisting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the global procurement marketplace. 

      For nearly 100 years the ICC has been the umbrella organization for many SMEs, mobilising them in a collaborative manner and guiding them to manage the disruptions in the global economy. 

      With the debates on the post 2015 agenda gaining momentum and the primacy of SMEs in development achieving greater traction, this partnership will accelerate progress towards a better informed private sector which is well prepared to bid for public sector procurement. 


    • 28-29 January 2015, Panama City, Panama.
      In the race to compete in a post-Panama Canal expansion world, the Latin American port sector is evolving through a new generation of ships and technological advancements to make sea freight more efficient. Along with new bioceanic inter-
      connection projects, billions of dollars are being invested to expand port capacity, with Mexico, Brazil and Chile playing a key role. The summit will also be a great opportunity to strengthen your industry network — and if you choose to become a sponsor, your brand will be highlighted throughout the event’s marketing campaign. 

      Subscribers to UN Development Business are being offered 20% 

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    • UN Development Business (DB)  has launched its collaboration with the Commonwealth Businesswomen's Network (CBW) , which as the lead organisation for women in business in the Commonwealth works with governments through the Commonwealth Secretariat and the private sector through the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and which is mandated to drive women's economic empowerment across 53 member nations. This comes at a critical juncture when the success of the MDGs is being assessed,  particularly, but not exclusively MDG number 3 which seeks to promote gender equality. At the same time it will further a UN priority of assisting SMEs in gaining a stronger foothold in the global procurement marketplace.  DB and the CBW are joining forces to expand its networks with the aim of making tangible/measurable inroads 2015 and beyond. 

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      Development Business is pleased to announce its partnership with WEConnect International,  a corporate based non-governmental organization which identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women's business enterprises based outside of the U.S. that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women, and then connects them with multinational corporate buyers.  This collaboration will serve a dual  purpose - Support Millennium Development Goal # 3 which  aims to PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN and  to assist in furthering  a UN priority of assisting  SMEs in the global procurement market.


    • The Marlborough House Infrastructure Summit 
      London 24-25 November, 2014, will give Governments and project promoters the opportunity to present priority infrastructure projects to qualified investors, including senior representatives of sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and private equity from across the globe, including the Middle East, China, the Bretton Woods Institution and development banks.


    • The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa is fast becoming one of the greatest challenges facing the international medical community in recent times. Governments, WHO and the United Nations agencies and NGOs have joined forces to scale up an international response. On 16 September 2014 the United Nations released an Overview of Needs and Requirements guided by the 5 strategic objectives to be implemented within the coming 6-9 months: Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak Business Engagement Guide, In-Kind Donations and Direct Engagement


    • The Inter-American Development Bank announces
      the twelve finalists for the 
      2015 Infrastructure 360º Awards

      The IDB Private Sector Infrastructure Sustainability Awards, or the Infrastructure 360° Awards, seek to identify, assess and reward sustainable infrastructure investments made by the private sector and public-private partnerships in the IDB´s 26 borrowing member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. 
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    • MakingIt: Industry for Development
      In this issue, contributors consider the partnerships and financing necessary to fight global warming, to promote cleaner and resource-efficient production, and to address the world's social and environmental challenges in a sustainable and lasting manner.


    • The OECD Observer magazine presents concise, up-to-date and authoritative analysis of world economic, social and environmental issues. Since 1962 it has been keeping policy makers, business people, NGOs, researchers and journalists ahead of the policy debate. It is a catalyst for new discussion and ideas, and a source of key data.  
      To read more, click here.


    • This year's OECD Yearbook focuses on major topics such as inclusive growth, jobs and trust. Online Edition is now available.
      See more at:

      http://www.oecdobserver.org/#sthash.vkDNYxxg.dpuf



    • Industrial Development Report 2013. Sustaining Employment Growth: The Role of Manufacturing and Structural Change

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    • Development Asia features development issues important to Asia and the Pacific. It is published twice a year by the Asian Development Bank. The current issue addresses the socio-economic toll of natural disasters in the region and and the efforts being made to put sustainable disaster mitigation policies in place. Natural disasters are frequent and unwelcome visitors to Asia. Disasters like Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines last November, radiate lasting hardship. More than 5,000 lives were tragically lost and many more people left homeless. It can take years for communities and economies to rebuild. Reducing this toll is one of our region's greatest challenges.


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    • Development Business subscribers now get 30% off any book from Stylus Publishing 2014 Development Catalog. Stylus publishes and distributes books in the areas of human rights, health, and global issues. Their catalog includes publications by FAO, Practical Action, CSIRO, CABI, The World Health Organization, Thorogood, Trentham and more. 


    • The World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank Monthly Operational Summaries as well as the African Development Bank Group Quarterly Operational Summary are now available to our subscribers.



    • The Organization of American States has officially joined Development Business's network of content providers. As Latin America's premier advocacy platform for democracy, human rights, security and development, this partnership allows Development Business to increase its outreach effectiveness and offer new networking opportunities to its subscribers.


    • The World Bank's Doing Business Project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 189 economies and selected cities at the sub-national and regional level.


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    • Subscribers can now use Twitter to track notices, even across different sectors! Click here for details.









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