If you are buying an under construction sub-divided building (Strata) or town villa type property directly from the developer, the payments to the developers will be based on the construction progress of the said property. Buyer (or the lender) is required to pay progressive payment (mostly within 21 days) once the construction milestones achieved & approved by [...]
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Entrepreneurship plays a key role in every economy on earth, whether they are sanctioned or not (even in North Korea!) By innovating, providing jobs and creating wealth, the businesses that these entrepreneurs build play a huge role in the development … CONTINUE READING
It has become more and more widely acknowledged that entrepreneurship is an extremely powerful tool for development. Even Bono has been “humbled” by the importance of entrepreneurialism in efforts to reduce poverty. However, building a culture of entrepreneurship in emerging markets takes more than establishing opportunities for financing. CONTINUE READING
How can experienced professionals share their expertise to help build the capacity of associations around the world? With this question in mind, CIPE launched the KnowHow Mentorship in the summer of 2011. Since then, CIPE has linked various organizations from … CONTINUE READING
As companies around the world strive to create sustainable value chains, they are paying increased attention to the operations and management practices of their suppliers, distributors, and partners. A recent joint research project of the American Society for Quality, the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association, and the Institute for Supply Management with Deloitte Consulting LLP took a…
Almost thirty years ago, on June 8, 1982, President Ronald Reagan gave a famous speech to members of the British Parliament the Palace of Westminster where he laid out a vision for how “to foster the infrastructure of democracy—the system of a free press, unions, political parties, universities.” That speech, and the vision behind it, led to the creation of the National Endowment for Democracy…
It is widely recognized that encouraging long-term economic growth requires competition, innovation, and the spread of new technologies. But these all require sound underlying institutions, the rule of law, and a state committed to the efficient provision of public goods. In the latest Economic Reform Feature Servicearticle, Dr. Boris Begović, President of the Center for Liberal-Democratic…
CIPE Pakistan continued its capacity building efforts last week with a workshop on Chamber Professional Development, held on November 28-29 in Lahore. This workshop focused on the training and development of personnel belonging to different chambers and associations, which helps contribute to the trade, and industry of the country. Twenty participants belonging to second-tier management [...]
Update: Project featured on UK Guardian Blog!
This blog post follows from this previous one: “Syria – Crowdsourcing Satellite Imagery Analysis to Identify Mass Human Rights Violations.” As part of the first phase of this project, we are building a library of satellite images for features we want to tag using crowdsourcing.
In particular, we are looking to identify the following evidence using high-resolution satellite imagery:
The world is anxiously watching Egypt: How will the country reconcile more than 80 million voices so that it can proceed along the path of democracy? Egyptians now widely recognize that the difficulty of toppling Hosni Mubarak – once seen as an insurmountable challenge – pales in comparison to the complexity of building consensus on [...]