Open dumping of waste presents a real threat to the environment and to human health and is commonplace in developing countries. Constrained by budget pressures, towns and cities in the southern hemisphere are struggling to deal with the proliferation of municipal solid waste.
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Forests are important carbon sinks that play a vital role in maintaining the world’s ecological balances. However, population growth and urbanisation are intensifying pressure on forested land in the southern hemisphere.
Sub-Saharan Africa is about to undergo an unprecedented demographic explosion. The continent’s stability depends on growth in the agricultural and agro-industrial sector. Focus on this subject in the 13th Private Sector & Development magazine.
In just the last decade, private equity has carved out a new territory for itself in sub-Saharan Africa. For the region this is an opportunity to attract new investors whose funds are entrusted to specialist professional management teams.
Consultancy and support are an important component of the service that development finance institutions provide to businesses in emerging and developing countries, particularly in Africa. Technical assistance is the main topic of this 11th issue.