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Preventing Future Environmental Hazards in Ethiopia’s Rural Communities

Preventing Future Environmental Hazards in Ethiopia’s Rural Communities

Fixing environmental and health hazards in Ethiopia showed Bechtel the challenges of, and community opportunities to make life better for local residents.

January 10, 2018 By: Guest Author
What is a bankable project in Africa?

What is a bankable project in Africa?

Learn about successful infrastructure investment and management options.

September 14, 2016 By: Andrew Patterson
Local content policies and programs: an enabler for development and growth in Africa

Local content policies and programs: an enabler for development and growth in Africa

Use of local workers and suppliers can be the most efficient way to execute key aspects of a project, while other jobs may require specialized skills not available among nationals. This reality can become a source of socio-economic and political tension when local supply and project demand are not well understood by all stakeholders.

June 27, 2016 By: Andrew Patterson
Rethinking “bankability” for Africa’s infrastructure

Rethinking “bankability” for Africa’s infrastructure

Africa's economic growth during the last decade has remained relatively robust despite some countries facing strong headwinds – from the Ebola epidemic to the weakening of global commodity prices and capital flows.

January 26, 2016 By: Andrew Patterson
Rethinking government capacity in Gabon: leveraging the private sector

Rethinking government capacity in Gabon: leveraging the private sector

Finding innovative ways to build government capacity in Africa.

October 14, 2014 By: Caroline Longanecker