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The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-American Development Bank, a multilateral financial institution, recently approved grants for two technical cooperation projects in Peru and Ecuador, valued at USD 1.6 million and USD 1.5 million , respectively. In addition, each country will contribute approximately USD 1 million as counterpart financing. Both projects will aim to boost income and employment levels among low-income entrepreneurs, while also incorporating this market segment into private-sector business development. More than 5,250 micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in Peru and 4,850 MSEs in Ecuador will ...
to his or her home country. See "Remittance Man" below for the historical use of the word, which is the opposite of the modern use. Money sent home by migrants constitutes the second largest financial inflow to many developing countries , exceeding international aid . Estimates of remittances to developing countries vary from International Fund for Agricultural Development 's US$ 301 billion (including informal flows) to the World Bank 's US$ 250 billion for 2006 (excluding informal flows). Remittances contribute to economic growth and to the livelihoods of oppressed people worldwide. Moreover, remittance ...
Press Yasuni Cannes English | NatureRights- Préservation et ...
Deforestation, desertification, sea pollution. Every day we receive signals that the planet is increasingly threatened. The environmental awareness raised among citizens has not yet found a way to materialize and weigh meaningfully on the way our natural resources are handled. The NatureRights’ Foundation, set up by young people across the world, proposes to put the web2.0 at the service of this cause, allowing citizen involvement in an innovative and transparent way. During the Cannes Film Festival, NatureRights wants to spotlight an initiative which has already received support from Fox, Jon Landau, Leonardo Di Caprio ... market research, surveys and trends
IDB sees turning point in remittances
REMITTANCES to the Caribbean and Latin America are showing signs of stabilising and could register a single-digit increase this year, following last year’s sharp drop due to the global economic crisis, Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno said this past week. At the opening of a conference on Remittances For The Future last week in Mexico, the IDB head cited statistics pointing to a change in the declining trend in money sent by regional migrants in the United States to their home countries. Besides the uptick in remittances measured month-to-month in certain countries, Moreno noted that ... market research, surveys and trends


Migrants Sent Home $300 Billion in 2006 -
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Migration Information Source - Remittance Trends in Central America
Except in Costa Rica and Panama, remittances also far outweigh both private capital flows and official development assistance. Particularly remarkable in this regard is Guatemala, where remittances are 21 times greater than FDI and 30 times greater than ODA. Figures from the rest of Central America are no less striking. As share of FDI and ODA, remittances also scored very high in El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Interestingly, Belize's remittance flows, although low in absolute value, are two and a half times greater than FDI and 15 times greater than ODA. Indeed, in Guatemala, El Salvador, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The Coca-Cola Company's Haiti Hope Project Momentum Continues with Investment ...
and the United States Government, acting through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), today announced that USAID will provide an initial contribution of $1 million to the Haiti Hope Project, a public-private initiative that aims to develop a sustainable mango industry in Haiti. In March 2010, The Coca-Cola Company launched the Haiti Hope Project with the introduction of its Odwalla Haiti Hope Mango Lime-Aid, whose profits directly support the Project. Total investment in the Haiti Hope Project now reaches $7.5 million, with $3.5 million from The Coca-Cola ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
$3.5 Million in New Grants From Clinton Bush Haiti Fund to Create Jobs and ...
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF) today announced three new grants aimed at rebuilding lives and livelihoods in Haiti.  These awards reflect the shared vision of founders Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush for helping post-disaster Haiti build back better by rebuilding and growing the economy, creating jobs, and providing education and job training that allows young people to embrace economic opportunity. Haiti Hope Project The Haiti Hope Project is a five-year endeavor launched by The Coca-Cola Company, the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Prepared by CGAP as part of its Aid Effectiveness Initiative. SMARTAID FOR MICROFINANCE INDEX 2009. MULTILATERAL INVESTMENT FUND (MIF). Background ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
New $100 Million Microfinance Growth Fund for the Western ...
For Immediate Release                   April 18, 2009                     New $100 Million Microfinance Growth Fund for the Western Hemisphere The global credit crisis is having a significant and harmful impact on the availability of finance for micro and small businesses that provide a majority of the jobs in the Hemisphere.  This is one of the factors jeopardizing recent hard won gains in reducing poverty.  While the region has a ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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According to the Balance of Payments Manual: Fifth Edition (BPM5) (Washington, D.C., International Monetary Fund, 1993), the forms of investment by the direct investor which are classified as FDI are equity capital, the reinvestment of earnings and the provision of long-term and short-term intra-company loans (between parent and affiliate enterprises). Therefore real estate investing, satisfying one of those criteria, is definitely considered as FDI. In Lebanon for instance, FDIs were estimated at USD 3.6 billion in 2008, out of which 80% went to real estate sector. For more info about he FDI you can see the UNCTAD website ...
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