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Corporations in Liberia: Big Contracts, Not So Big Impact

The standard notion that large multinationals will generate large-scale employment creates a palpable excitement in Liberia. But jobs won’t occur through direct employment with those corporations. This is where Peace Dividend Trust comes in: helping to unleash the development — and job creation — power of Liberia’s private sector.

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Continue Reading Oct 7, 2011 at 12:43 pm Leave a comment

Maximizing Liberia’s Entrepreneurial Hustle

Seeing the private sector develop through the entrepreneurial hustle of individual Liberians – not the Liberian government or government aid agencies – is not only exceptionally impressive, but important in a country where support services for nascent businesses are mostly nonexistent.

Women working at the Liberian Women’s Sewing Project in Monrovia. Photo from CNN

Continue Reading Sep 25, 2011 at 12:02 pm Leave a comment

GOING DUTCH IN AFGHANISTAN

Why the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s estimate that 97% of Afghanistan’s GDP is reliant upon military and donor aid is misleading, to say the least.

Continue Reading Jul 31, 2011 at 4:01 pm Leave a comment

Côte d’Ivoire’s COCOA BAN BACKFIRES

There was good news out of the world’s biggest cocoa exporter, Côte d’Ivoire, this week. On Tuesday, a ship filled with cocoa beans harvested in the West African country left for Antwerp. It was the first ship to carry cocoa out of the country since the three and a half month ban on cocoa exports was lifted. While that is good news, that there was a ban at all is a point of concern. It has choked Côte d’Ivoire’s marketplace.

Continue Reading May 15, 2011 at 5:25 pm Leave a comment

FOR MOTHER’S DAY, DON’T FORGET THE LUGNUT

Is selling Haitian artisans’ work at Macy’s smart aid?

Continue Reading May 15, 2011 at 5:02 pm Leave a comment

LEVERAGING LIBERIA’S EXPATS

We recently discovered the Liberia Expat Google group, and we couldn’t be happier. It’s the perfect example of what PDT does but on a smaller scale. Think Yellow Pages meets Match.com.

Continue Reading Mar 27, 2011 at 11:13 pm Leave a comment

GIRL POWER! SUCCESS STORIES FROM PDT

Today is International Women’s Day. At Peace Dividend Trust (PDT) we’re celebrating by showcasing the female entrepreneurs that we work with everyday.

Continue Reading Mar 22, 2011 at 12:14 am Leave a comment

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