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IOS Partners & IOSsoft to implement the Afghanistan National Single Window & Trade Portal

IOS Partners and its affiliate, IOSsoft, have recently been awarded a US$1.2 million contract from the World Bank to assist the Afghan Customs Department in the implementation of the Afghanistan National Single Window (ANSW) and Afghanistan Trade Information Portal (ATIP).

Afghanistan faces some of the highest transportation costs in the world, which reduce the competitiveness of its […]

By |February 12th, 2018|Development, ICT, Innovation, IOSsoft, News, Single Window, Technology|

First organizational meetings for the Competition Policy Conference are under way – IOS Partners

Chairman of the Georgian Competition Agency, Mr. Nodar Khaduri, led the first meeting of the organizational committee for the International Scientific Conference, which is being held to mark the 25th anniversary of implementing competition policy in Georgia. The meeting was attended by the Vice Rector of Tbilisi State University- Mikheil Chkhenkeli, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business – Teimuraz Beridze, Head of Economic Competitiveness Department […]

By |October 17th, 2017|Competitive Policy, Development, Innovation, News, Workshop|

With help from Michael Bloomberg, the World Bank and UN look to take the risk out of climate investments

(From left) World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Bloomberg Philanthropies Founder Michael Bloomberg and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Patricia Espinosa. Photo by: Michael Igoe / Devex
NEW YORK — On Wednesday, the United Nations and the World Bank announced the launch of a jointly managed platform they hope will help create a bridge […]

By |September 25th, 2017|Climate, Development, Innovation, Investment, News|

Automation will disrupt the future of work – but also the future of global development

Auto parts production factory in Hung Yen, Vietnam. Photo by: Nguyễn ViệtThanh / ILO / CC BY-NC-ND
 

SAN FRANCISCO — Last week, the International Labor Organization announced the Global Commission on the Future of Work, a high-level international body chaired by the president of Mauritius and the prime minister of Sweden. The 20 members of the commission will focus […]

By |August 30th, 2017|Automation, Development, Innovation, News|

How Digital Can Lift The Developing World Out Of Poverty

The world’s least developed countries can use digital technology to become more inclusive and sustainable. But they’ll need our help.

The internet has revolutionized the way of doing business in industrial countries, but are the poorest nations also benefiting from this transformation? Only one in seven people living in the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) has […]

By |July 20th, 2017|Innovation, News|

Latin America has a surplus of talent – and a shortage of innovation

In this Dec.18, 2014, photograph, scientist Christopher Kistler checks on experiments in bio-reactors in a laboratory at the Merck company facilities in Kenilworth, N.J. On June 27, 2017, Merck & Co. said a new type of cholesterol drug, in testing for many years, reduced heart attacks, deaths and other complications of heart disease in a […]

By |July 12th, 2017|Innovation, News|