Yearly Archives: 2013

IGD Congratulates Sally Jewell on Secretary of the Interior Nomination//

Categories: IGD Leadership Council

The Initiative for Global Development (IGD) offers sincere congratulations to board member Sally Jewell for her nomination by President Barack Obama to serve as the nation’s Secretary of the Interior. Since 2004, Ms. Jewell has actively supported IGD’s mission to engage corporate leaders in reducing global poverty. “As a deeply… Read More

Achieving the World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture//

Categories: Agricultural Value Chains , Agriculture

  During its annual meeting in Davos last week, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released a report outlining the progress made by its New Vision for Agriculture—a global initiative to promote food security, sustainability and economic opportunity through increased collaboration and investment in agriculture. Of particular interest to IGD is… Read More

Equity Bank: Transforming Lives through Inclusive Financial Access//

Categories: Financial Services , IGD Members , Impact Measurement , Publications

This is the fourth post in a series highlighting case studies from IGD’s latest report, Measuring Impact: A Business Approach. Access to affordable financial services is a significant challenge in Africa. In Kenya, for example, more than 70 percent of households relied on informal sources of financing in 2007. Kenya-based Equity… Read More

“De-Risking Africa” at the World Economic Forum//

Categories: Perspectives

Last week at the World Economic Forum, I witnessed something I hadn’t seen in some time: a discussion based on the premise that Africa is inherently riskier than other markets. During the session, “De-Risking Africa,” the panelists—including Goodluck Jonathan (President of Nigeria), Sunil Bharti Mittal (CEO of Bharti Enterprises India),… Read More

Power Companies and IGD Discuss Second Compact with MCC and the Government of Ghana//

Categories: Events , Power

Over the last year, IGD has been working in close partnership with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to facilitate business input on Ghana’s second compact. With Ghana requiring an additional 5,000 megawatts in generation capacity by 2015, the second MCC compact will focus on power, and increasing private investment in… Read More

Ecobank: Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential//

Categories: Financial Services , IGD Members , Impact Measurement

This is the third post in a series highlighting case studies from IGD’s latest report, Measuring Impact: A Business Approach. Based in Togo, Ecobank is a regional commercial bank with the dual objectives of building a world-class, pan-African bank and contributing to the economic and financial integration and development of the… Read More