How to expand your business in Turkey?

Shared between Europe and Asia, Turkey has become over the past ten years one of the quickest growing economies in the world. Some of the things that led to such a situation are Turkey’s geopolitical position as well as its…

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monitoring industrial assets

Fill level control solution for monitoring industrial assets

Industries operate under different conditions, and as a result, they require liquids, gases, and solids to enhance their operations. Depending on their target goals and their requirements, they apply chemicals, water, and other types of liquids to arrive at the…

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open a business bank account

How to open a business bank account ?

Opening a business account is essential if you wish to establish business credit for your enterprise, which helps you to qualify for financing. A bank account creates a boundary between your savings and business finances which makes it easier to maintain…

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Policy coherence for development: not just for wonks

Some people think policy coherence for development (PCD) is only important to policy wonks. They’re wrong. In a world with fewer low-income countries in which official aid is declining in importance relative to other sources of finance, policy engagement is…

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Communicating the costs and benefits of the EU

Regent’s University has commissioned independent practitioners to provide accessible, informed, evidence-based analysis, outlining the costs and benefits for each policy area of a changed status in the relationship between the UK and the EU. This is the first of its kind and…

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Blended Finance for Infrastructure and Low-Carbon Development

Most developing countries face a chronic deficit of infrastructure constraining economic growth rates, leaving the world’s most vulnerable communities without access to basic services and hampering attempts to achieve broad-based poverty reduction. While over £500 billion is currently invested in infrastructure every year,…

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Strengthening the role of the private sector in achieving inclusive and sustainable growth in developing countries

The European Commission issued a call for contributions to their proposed communication on ‘Strengthening the role of the private sector in achieving inclusive and sustainable growth in developing countries’. The Issue Paper touches on some of the most relevant topics in private sector development. It…

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Why the European Parliament elections matter for international development

Elections to the European Parliament will take place in May this year. Yet, an oddity of the European elections is that they are out of synch with the main policy and budgetary processes of the EU. Does this suggest that the…

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The radical right in the European Parliament: impact on development policy

In May 2014, European Parliament elections will be held across Europe. Our latest paper addresses the growing awareness that the next European Parliament may contain a large contingent of anti-Europe radical right parties. At the domestic level, the reality is that 21 out…

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Reflections on the Durban outcome and the EU’s role in brokering a deal

Over on his website, Simon Maxwell looks at the outcome of the climate talks in Durban, focusing  on the central role played by the EU. Simon notes: “The most interesting aspect for me is the role of the EU in brokering this deal,…

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