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ArriannaMarie Twitter: ArriannaMarieArrianna Marie

Writer. UChicago Grad Student. Novelist-in-Progress. Budding Activist. Researcher. Consultant. Prolific Reader. History Buff. Lover of all things Africa. You can find my blog on human trafficking and development issues in Africa here.
  • A Blueprint for an International Non-Profit Credit Rating Agency

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    At the 4th Annual Bertelsmann Foundation Conference on global financial recovery and jobs, the blueprint for an International Non-Profit Credit Rating Agency (INCRA) was unveiled. The presentation, entitled “Positive Outlook: A Blueprint for an International Non-Profit Credit Rating Agency,” addressed several topics, including concerns about for-profit credit rating agencies’ potential […]

  • Making a Comeback: In the Know – Learning to Create Jobs

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    The Bertelsmann Foundation’s fourth annual conference (19 April 2012 in Washington, DC) included a panel entitled “In the Know, Learning to Create Jobs.”  The participants were Sergio Silva do Amaral (Chairman of the China-Brazil Business Council and Brazil’s former Minister of Trade and Industry), Thomas J Donahue (President and CEO […]

  • Making a Comeback: A Conversation with Ma Weihua

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    During the 4th Bertelsmann Foundation on April 19th, in cooperation with China Daily, the Bertelsmann Foundation and Financial Times hosted a conversation between Charlene Barshefsky, Senior International Partner of Wilmer Hale and former U.S. Trade Representative and Ma Weihua, President and CEO of China Merchants Bank. The honored guest, Mr. […]

  • Liquid Assets: Inter-Urban Water Management in East Africa

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    East Africa has the lowest level of urbanization on the continent. United Nations Population Division (UNPD) data estimates East Africa’s rate of urbanization to be 23 percent in 2007. Circular labor migration between rural areas characterizes most movement in the region. Additionally, rural-urban migration is common strategy of income diversification […]