Miga
Blended finance can help achieve the sustainable development goals, according to MIGA

Karin Finkelston, vice president and chief operating officer of the World Bank’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency ( MIGA ). Photo […]

Elon Musk
South African startup among semi-finalists in Elon Musk-funded competition to develop solutions to illiteracy

Pretoria-based team Leap to Know is one of 11 semi-finalists for the global XPRIZE, a $15 million competition funded by […]

Egyptian ridesharing startup Swvl raises $500k from Careem

Recently-launched Egyptian ridesharing startup Swvl has raised US$500,000 from Dubai-based ride-hailing service Careem to help it expand across the region. […]

Developing countries
Do Weak Governments Doom Developing Countries to Poverty?

When you read what economists have to say about development, it is easy to be disheartened about the prospects for […]

Do Weak Governments Doom Developing Countries to Poverty?

When you read what economists have to say about development, it is easy to be disheartened about the prospects for poor countries. One big reason is that slow changing institutional factors are seen as key to development prospects. I’ve just published a CGD book that’s a little more optimistic: Results Not Receipts: Counting the Right Things in Aid and Corruption.

Author(s): 
Charles Kenny

Angel investor network
Caribbean Export Expands the Regional Angel Investor Network (RAIN) into the Dominican Republic and Haiti

The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has commenced their expansion of the Angel investment footprint within the Dominican Republic and Haiti following the hosting of the first Bi-National Angel Investment workshop in collaboration with several partners, including the Centre for Innovation for Business Development and Entrepreneurship (CIDE) at the Iberoamerican University (UNIBE), the DR […]

Ghana’s OMG Digital closes $1.1m funding round

Ghanaian startup OMG Digital has closed a US$1.1 million from international investors as it looks to target more millennials across […]

African Tech Startups
London-Based TLcom Pledges to Invest $40m into African Tech Startups

TLcom Capital has announced commitments to its TIDE Africa Fund,  focused exclusively on technology-enabled solutions and innovation serving Sub-Saharan Africa, […]