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Middle East: New Roads Leading to Teheran

There can be little doubt as to the economic importance of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). A tide of contrasting change has...

World Bank Group: Are Stars Aligning for Clean-Energy Financing?

One of the biggest bangs on the opening day of the Paris COP21 climate summit was without doubt the dual announcements by the Breakthrough...

Margaret Hodge: The Scourge of Tax Dodgers

The pinnacle of Margaret Hodge’s four decades in public life has arguably been the five years spent as the very high profile scourge of...

The Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL) of UNCDF: Climate Change Impacts on Natural...

“For women, the road was crucial. It was hard to deliver babies because of access: we had to go to the hospital by boat...

Grant Thornton Hong Kong: Mergers and Acquisitions – Cultural Alignment for Successful Integration

Too often companies put together look great on paper but are fraught with management and structural problems that end up turning deals into busts....

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif: Pragmatism as a Driver of Change

In April, the rising star in the House of Saud, Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (55) was named first in line for...

World Bank Group: Development Finance Frontline – Strategic Investment Funds

This is the first of a series of occasional interviews with senior strategic investment fund (SIF) professionals. Tasked with attracting private investors to priority...

Kimberley Motley: Front Line Lawyer

Grit and glamour rarely go hand in hand, but in Afghanistan – known mostly for being poor, full of poppies, and home to the...

The UN’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI): A Pioneering Global Framework & Collaborative Initiative

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues—also known as sustainability issues—are posing a shared risk to the insurance industry, business, government, and society at large,...

PwC: Oil & Gas in Africa – Planning a Response to the Price Drop

Overall, activity in the oil and gas industry across the African continent has slowed in the wake of the declining prices in late 2014....