E-waste is growing faster than any other waste stream, driven by a growing electronics market and the rising obsolescence rate of electronic equipment. E-waste is both a crucial environmental issue and an economic opportunity.
In an exemplary showing of what a sound business model can do for a social mission, Guatemala-based Ecofiltro - a supplier of green, affordable household water filtration systems- opened a new manufacturing plant last week, employing over 110 people and clearing a path for future international expansion.
- Growing Food, Products and Businesses (PDF: 2,861KB) From: infoDev
infoDev's global good practices assessment, which was released today, presents lessons learned from 10 case studies of agribusiness incubators in low and middle income countries, including Brazil, Chile, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Timbali, Uganda, India, and Indonesia.
UPDATED (May 22, 2014): The full texts of the 10 case studies are now available for download. These case studies highlight best practices and lessons learned from across the globe for developing and sustaining agribusiness incubators.
A report published today, titled Growing Food, Products and Businesses, sheds new light on the ways in which agribusiness incubators are fostering the modernization and scaling-up of agribusiness in the developing world.
St. Kitts and Nevis boasts the highest fixed broadband subscription rates in the Latin American/Caribbean region. This report seeks to understand the challenges and successes of this country's broadband experience.
- National Spatial Data Infrastructure: The Case of Brazil (PDF: 1,567KB)
Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) has emerged as a valuable tool for monitoring development outcomes. This report, part of the Spatial Data Infrastructure for Development (SDI4MDGs) project, explores the potential use and long-term sustainability of SDI in achieving Millennium Development Goals in Brazil.