Tag Archives: International Development

Foreign Aid: What Is the Actual Impact and How Can We Improve?
By admin November 28, 2018

Foreign aid is defined by the OECD as “financial flows, technical assistance, and commodities that aim to promote economic development and welfare, is a common practice in the field of international development.” However, controversies over aid effectiveness and transparency have led many countries to rethink traditional practices. The Chinese government, for example, has been criticized

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“Index Mania” and Stories Untold
By admin November 6, 2018

When doing research on international development, one can hardly open a newspaper or a web push without finding a reference to an international index. Being different from indexes solely used for investment and market outlook projection, these indexes are usually created by international organizations and cover key issues like corruption, human rights, education, freedom of

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‘Voting’ with Our Choices: Child Labor and the Way Forward
By admin October 30, 2018

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s published the 17th edition of Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, estimating that at least 152 million children are engaged in child labor and 25 million people are in forced labor worldwide, which is clear and striking. It notes that some of modern society’s most

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TBG Fall 2018 Internship Team
By admin September 25, 2018

TBG is excited to introduce you to our Fall 2018 Internship Team. This accomplished group of graduate students will be assisting TBG on our ongoing projects, business development, and research on various development challenges and initiatives. Learn more about our each intern below. Paulina Plata – Columbia University SIPA Paulina is currently enrolled in Columbia

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The Future is Accessible
By admin March 8, 2018

Source: The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/08/disabled-people-metoo-womens-movement-inclusion-diversity). A year after “A Day Without a Woman,” which saw women across the United States boycotting paid and unpaid labor to highlight the impact of women on society, people around the world responded to the call for a global women’s strike on International Women’s Day (IWD). The IWD organizers cite the

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THE BASSIOUNI GROUP (TBG CAPITAL) AND SPENCER BARNOR CAPITAL JOIN NEWLY LAUNCHED “CONVERGENCE INVESTMENT NETWORK”
By admin April 27, 2017

TBG Capital, The Bassiouni Group’s investment division, is excited to announce a new milestone in its ongoing development: Together with its investment partner Spencer Barnor Capital, TBG Capital has united with the Convergence Investment Network, the newly-launched online platform from Toronto-based Convergence that “connects credible private, public, and philanthropic investors with one another to invest

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THE BASSIOUNI GROUP COMPLETES UNITED NATIONS PROJECT IN DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA (DPRK)
By admin April 19, 2017

  To understand the Situation of Children and Women in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), UNICEF contracted The Bassiouni Group (TBG) to explain the causes of, and linkages between, issues affecting women and children and how the country’s resources, institutions, and structures can contribute to solving these challenges. To meet this goal, TBG

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A Diplomat and a Dealmaker: Antonio Guterres as Next United Nations Secretary-General
By admin December 16, 2016

Much of the rhetoric over the United Nations (UN) these days concerns the organization’s image in the world. With numerous wars producing millions of refugees in addition to the many other services the UN provides, they are stretched thin to say the least. Some will say that the organization needs to be less bureaucratic while

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World Polio Day Reminds Us the Fight is Not Over
By admin October 24, 2016

Monday 24 October 2016 will be seen as a historic day in the fight against poliomyelitis. The day marks the last annual World Polio Day before the disease is officially eradicated. Yet the future is not as bright as one would envision, even if we have the cure to eliminate polio, we certainly have not

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A Closer Look: Flood Resilience
By admin August 4, 2016

Floods are now causing more economic, social and humanitarian losses worldwide than any other type of natural hazard. According to the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, 250 million people each year on average are affected. According to Luca Alinovi’s article ‘Solutions not Band-Aids: Building flood resilience with the world’s most vulnerable people’, the economic losses

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