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What to do when things go wrong in procurement
May 2020

How to Quickly Modernize Government Procurement Before It's Too Late

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the deficiencies in the way governments strategize for, and implement public procurement. To see evidence of this, we need only look at the United States, the current epicentre of the virus and the world’s largest economy.

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Trade & a Crisis of Unilateralism: Where Is Congress?
Apr. 2020

How Global trade affects Your Country's Ability to Beat Covid19

If there was any doubt that the world economy is totally dependent on open trade in meeting today’s needs, the on-going spread of the COVID-19 virus and its bruising impact on global economies, surely puts doubt to rest

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What to do when things go wrong in procurement
Mar. 2020

Why public procurement needs integrated technology for better transparency

Today, building a really efficient modern procurement system requires changes in how governments think and act on procurement, and technology is the driver. GovTech is a co-production approach that brings technology innovators and governments together to transform both the way government administers procurement and the way it delivers procured services to the public.

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Trade & a Crisis of Unilateralism: Where Is Congress?
Nov. 2019

Global Trade for the People, By the People

For those of us interested in trade issues and global trade sustainability, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum , held yearly at the WTO Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland is THE place to be in early Autumn

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What to do when things go wrong in procurement
Oct. 2019

How to Export to the United States in 6 Simple Steps for SMEs

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development International Trade Statistics Division, participation in exports remains largely led by large enterprises (250 or more employees) in industrialized countries.

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Trade & a Crisis of Unilateralism: Where Is Congress?
Jul. 2019

Is the Caribbean Prepared for Hurricane Season?

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has taken the lead in preparations for the 2019 hurricane season

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What to do when things go wrong in procurement
Apr. 2019

Does China Really Control Africa's Destiny?

For decades, development partners from industrialized nations have relied on aid and foreign direct investment to finance infrastructure developments .

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Trade & a Crisis of Unilateralism: Where Is Congress?
Mar. 2019

Ring the alarm: Caribbean Export Divesification is Key!

Diversification of Caribbean exports must take priority. The Caribbean's economic report card has just been issued...

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What to do when things go wrong in procurement
Jan. 2019

How E-commerce is Changing the Trade Landscape for SMEs

Globalization and the digital age are providing people around the world with the ability to conduct business transactions in a borderless marketplace where “convenience” ...

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Trade & a Crisis of Unilateralism: Where Is Congress?
June. 2018

Trade & a Crisis of Unilateralism: Where Is Congress?

Every American is primed to believe that the American Congress balances policy changes initiated by the Executive branch of government, with its legislative powers and oversight authority.

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After the storm
May. 2018

After the storm

The trio of major hurricanes began as temperamental neighbors you just wished would go away, but they ended up staying longer, and causing more damage than anyone could have expected.

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What to do when things go wrong in procurement
Feb. 2018

What to do when things go wrong in procurement

This article will share 5 tips on how to manage public procurement Difficulties when the policies and guidelines fall short.

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US sanction Article
Dec. 2017

How U.S. Sanctions Can Kill Your Deal

U.S. unilateral sanctions are being applied more vigorously than ever, and their impact on both domestic exports, and cross-border supply chains, is almost as negative as that of the countries and entities facing sanctions pressures.

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Philanthropic investment procurement for development?
Sep. 2017

Philanthropic investment procurement for development?

In 2015, experts from around the world set the global agenda for country development by launching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will extend until 2030.

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Why Is Project Procurement Still So Difficult? Part II
Feb. 2017

Why Is Project Procurement Still So Difficult? Part II

In this continuing coverage of the challenges of effective project procurement implementation in the Caribbean, additional modern solutions to unleash the potential for success in project procurement are considered:

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Why Is Project Procurement Still So Difficult? Part I
Feb. 2017

Why Is Project Procurement Still So Difficult? Part I

In December 2013, the IDB conducted a multi-country procurement operational efficiency analysis to identify factors that cause project implementation delays.

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