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Access New Projects from AIIB on
UN Development Business
We are excited to announce new project opportunities from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) are now accessible through UN Development Business.
With a current membership of 57 countries, the AIIB is a modern knowledge-based institution focusing on the development of infrastructure and other productive sectors in Asia, including energy and power, transportation and telecommunications, rural infrastructure and agricuclture development, water supply and sanitation, environmental protection, urban development and logistics.
Please visit www.aiib.org for more information.
AIDF Africa Summit
21-22 February 2017
The 2nd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit aims to explore how technological innovations and best practice can improve aid delivery and development strategy in Sub-Saharan East Africa.
Register now to join discussions with 60+ expert speakers and mingle with 300+ senior representatives from regional governments, UN agencies, NGOs, development banks, civil society organisations and the private sector.
See highlights from a past event here: http://africa.aidforum.org/highlights.
The Corporate Governance Development Framework
has a new website serving
as a platform for knowledge
sharing and collaboration for development institutions.
It is a reference point for the international financial community on corporate governance initiatives and achievements.
Visit the site for information, case studies and training on governance practices.
Development Business supports the Women's Empowerment Principles,
a joint initiative of the UN
Women and UN Global Compact providing guidance to businesses on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.
Subtitled Equality Means Business, the Principles emphasize the business case
for corporate action to promote gender equality and women's empowerment and are informed by real-life business practices and input gathered from across the globe. UN Development Business encourages all companies to sign the CEO Statement of Support for the WEPs and implement the Principles throughout their business. For more info, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 in 2015 and beyond.
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 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. Read more
MakingIt: Industry for Development Issue 20.
While the world can celebrate many successes since the transition from the MDGs to the SDGs, there still remain remarkable differences between and within countries, regions and societies. Experiences continue to show that integrating women and youth into the mainstream lead to greater living standards and social cohesion.
The current issue analyses the many challenges to shared prosperity and provides recommendations for long-term sustainable development.
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.
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