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Press articles related to the work of Growing Inclusive Markets (GIM)

Africa

Angola

Burkina Faso

  • Go Dubai – “L’OCCITANE en Provence is recognized by the U.N. as an exemplary company for its action in Burkina Faso” [PDF] (2013)

Ghana

  • Business Week- “The UNDP’s Strategy to Include the Poor in Business” [PDF] (2008)

Kenya

  • Business Daily-”Safaricom, K-Rep win praise for including the Poor in business model” [PDF] (2008)
  • Daily Nation-”UNDP spells out business strategies to help poor” [PDF] (2008)

Mauritius

  • Le Défi Media-”Four-fold plan to create value for all” [PDF]
  • Le Mauricien-”Le PNUD veut mobiliser le secteur privé contre la pauvreté” [PDF]

Nigeria

  • Afriquenligne-”UNDP’s Growing Inclusive Markets report launched in Nigeria” [PDF]
  • Daily Triumph-”UNDP joins FG on 7-point agenda” [PDF]
  • All Africa Daily Trust-”Business Environment Not Conducive for Private Sector” [PDF]
  • Business Day-”Poor are potential partners” [PDF]

Rwanda

South Africa

Zambia

Arab States

Egypt

  • Al Gomhuria- “United Nations Calls for Private Sector to Make the Poor Partners in Development” [PDF]
  • Al Masry Al Youm- “GAFI and UNDP Call for Making the poor Partners in Development” [PDF]
  • Al Messa’iyah- “Following Launch of UNDP Report, GAFI Chairman: Global Strategy to Combat Poverty with Private Sector Participation” [PDF]
  • Al Akhbar- “New CSR Strategy in collaboration with UNDP” [PDF]
  • Al Mal- “Inclusive Markets Initiative: A Golden Opportunity to Partner with the Poor in Development Projects” [PDF]
  • Business Today Magazine- Interview with Casper Sonesson, Officer-in-charge, Private Sector Division, UNDP [PDF]

Morocco

  • Le Matin- “Le PNUD veut convaincre les entreprises de faire des affaires avec les pauvres” [PDF]
  • Marrakech- “Mourad Wahba: les entreprises face aux défis de la pauvreté” [PDF]

Asia and the Pacific

China

  • China Daily- “Businesses Can Profit from Helping the Poor”, by Bruce Jenks [PDF]

India

  • The Economic Times-”Potential of the poor to power growth, private businesses”, by Kemal Dervis and Jean-Michel Severino [PDF]
  • The Mint-”Business with the poor”, by Bruce Jenks and Kasturi Rangan [PDF]
  • Financial Express-”Charity begins at home’, the right mantra for companies” [PDF]
  • Financial Express-”Poor make good entrepreneurs: UN” [PDF]
  • Indo-Asian News Services-”Private sector can make money and still fight poverty” [PDF]
  • India Post-”UNDP report unveils strategies for engaging the poor” [PDF]
  • United News of India-”UNDP cites Success stories of 3 India Cos Engaging the Poor” [PDF]
  • The Hindustan Times-”Banking tools for rural India, a big hit in west” [PDF]
  • Central Chronicle-”Who says poor not rich? earn $5 trillion” [PDF]
  • The Hindu-”Sulabh International gets UN recognition” [PDF]

Indonesia

Japan

Korea

Malaysia

  • The New Straits Times-”Opinion: Innovative business linkages to help poor” [PDF]

Europe and the CIS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

  • Nezavisne Novine-”Include the poor into development of the companies”
  • Oslobodjenje-”Private sector can help the poor”
  • SAN-”How to join together profit and the poor”

Moldova

  • Magazin Economic-”Sectorul privat nu cunoaşte necesităţile oamenilor sărac” [PDF]

Turkey

  • Radikal- “According to UN the Means for Development is Becoming Partners with the Poor”
  • Birgun- “Poverty that has been discovered”

Ukraine

  • “Ekonomiczeskije Izwestija” Daily- “How to do business with the poor” [PDF] (in Ukrainian)

Global

UNEP

  • The Environment & Poverty Times No 6-”The Poverty and Environment Nexus: A Bursiness Opportunity?” [PDF] (page 12 and 13)

Latin America and the Caribbean

Argentina

  • El Cronista- Interview with Casper Sonesson, Director a.i., UNDP Private Sector Division (in Spanish)[PDF]

El Salvador

  • Revista MicroEmpresas Finanzas, “Construyendo Mercados Inclusivos en El Salvador” (por Luis Castillo, edición No. 30, Diciembre/Enero 2008-2009) [PDF]

Guyana

  • Stabroek News-”UN report examines how private sector can empower the poor” [PDF]
  • Guyana Chronicle-”Presidential Adviser says much more to be done for poverty alleviation”

Paraguay

  • ABC Color- “Presentan nuevo sistema para hacer negocios, que incluye a los pobres” [PDF]
  • Ultima hora- “El negocio inclusivo incorpora a los pobres” [PDF]

Donor Countries

Australia

  • Business Day- “Poverty is private sector’s business”, by Bruce Jenks [PDF]

Belgium

  • Global Focus- “Doing Business with the Poor”, by Bruce Jenks [PDF]

Canada

  • The Chronicle Herald-”Inclusive Markets: Creating Value for All” by David Wheeler [PDF]

Denmark

Finland

  • Hufvudstadsbladet, “Lonsamt att salja till fattiga” [PDF]

France

  • Libération-”Les pauvres, un néomarché” (in French) [PDF]
  • Les Echos- “Les entreprises face aux défis de la pauvreté” by Kemal Dervis and Jean-Michel Severino (in French) [PDF]

Norway

Spain

  • ONGC- “El rol de l’empresa en la cooperacio al desenvolupament” (in Catalan) [PDF]
  • ONGC- “Businesses facing the challenge of poverty: successful strategies” [PDF]

United States

  • The New York Times-”Businesses Enlisted to Combat Poverty” [PDF]
  • The New York Times-”Untouchables’ Enjoy a Night of Fashion”
  • AFP-”New Toilet technology empowers low-cast Indian women”
  • UPI-”U.N. report urges businesses to help poor”

United Kingdom

  • Ethical Corporation-Essay- “Corporate social opportunity-Taking ethical risks to market” [PDF]
  • Parliamentary Brief- “Meet the Consumer Today’s Business Needs to Target” – Special Report on the Millennium Development Goals in association with UNDP [PDF]