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30 July 2020
Cambodia

Development on one of the last large lakes in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh is impacting communities that rely on it for their livelihoods and causing significant flooding in the city as the result of runoff during heavy rains, an environmental watchdog said Thursday, calling for an end to the practice.

Tencent's 'smart city' seen as model for post-coronavirus China
24 June 2020
China

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Chinese tech giant Tencent is creating a “smart city” that utilises technology to put people and the environment first, a model that could be applied to other urban developments after the coronavirus, the project’s architect said on Wednesday.

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ABN AMRO Bank N.V. is a Dutch bank with headquarters in Amsterdam. ABN AMRO Bank is the third-largest bank in the Netherlands.

 

Source: Wikipedia (consulted d.d. February 7th, 2020).

Adam Smith International was founded in 1992 in response to the growing international interest in practical advice on economic and government reform. They are now a leading independent governance and economic consultancy. They are based in London, Delhi and Nairobi and have project offices throughout the world.

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The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction.

The Bank Group achieves this objective by:

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The African Development Fund (ADF) is the concessional window of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group. Established in 1972, it became operational in 1974. Administered by the African Development Bank, it comprises, to date, 32 contributing countries and benefits 38 countries. The 38 ADF-eligible countries include those that are increasing their economic capacities and heading toward becoming the new emerging markets—as well as those that remain fragile and need special assistance for basic levels of service delivery.

African Union

On 9.9.1999, the Heads of State and Government of the Organisation of African Unity issued a Declaration (the Sirte Declaration) calling for the establishment of an African Union, with a view, inter alia, to accelerating the process of integration in the continent to enable it play its rightful role in the global economy while addressing multifaceted social, economic and political problems compounded as they are by certain negative aspects of globalisation.

Agros International

We partner with rural families in Central America and Mexico who are living in poverty. Our goal is to help families develop the skills to work themselves out of generational poverty.  Agros International—over a seven to ten year timeline—comes alongside families to ensure their basic food security and nutrition, and help them launch successful agro-businesses so that they can sustainably generate income above the poverty line.

Anthropology Watch, Inc., or AnthroWatch, was founded by a group of Anthropology graduate students of the University of the Philippines Diliman, with the purpose of bridging a perceived gap between the academic focus of education and the practice of development anthropology through actual engagement in development work. The organization and was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in September 8, 1994.

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:

A consulting company operating from Dhaka, Bangladesh, is capable of pooling together expertise of in-house and associated resource persons from developed and developing countries to address development issues facing the  developing countries ADSL’s resource persons are drawn from academic and research institutes and from public and private sector entities.

ADSL’s approach to consulting for change strongly emphasizes on research needs and advocates recognition of research-policy linkages to achieve sustainable socio-economic changes.

Association for Women's Rights in Development

The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international, feminist, membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights.

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"The Belize Social Investment (BS"IF)  was incorporated in 1996 as a Statutory Body through the  Belize Social Investment Fund Act.   According to the Act, “The Fund shall, subject to the availability of resources, approve projects and programmes and provide, either wholly or partially, financial and technical assistance to community groups with development goals, and local government organizations, for the execution of such projects or programmes which will serve to provide basic services to the most severely affected groups in the country.”"

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty.

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