Posts tagged with ‘Bolivia’

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Measuring progress in development

by Tim Newson

Embedded within each of the metrics is a different set of values and ideologies of human and sustainable development. Improving peoples’ daily lives is the raison d’etre for many endeavors, irrespective of whether they are initiated by private sector companies or international NGOs. Making a better ‘widget’ and helping people solve problems is the reason […]

Understanding the decision making process of the world’s poor

by Michelle Dupuis

When I was working in Bolivia, I remember learning about a huge call for proposals for projects in the lowland area of the country.  Thanks to good relations with the communities in that area, we went to meet the President of the Confederation of Indigenous Peoples of Bolivia (CIDOB) to see whether we could partner […]

Is Bolivia losing the opportunity for social and technological investment?

by Guest blogger

This blog post has been produced by Patricia Monje, CEO of ATIPANA and CCIB Solutions associate in Bolivia. Her career prior to entering the extractive sector included work in CARE Bolivia as well as Fundacion PUMA.  Está Bolivia perdiendo su oportunidad de inversión social y tecnológica? A pesar de que en los últimos años Bolivia ha estado […]

Bolivia: the “Saudi Arabia of Lithium”

by Michelle Dupuis

January 15, 1493 Columbus set sail for Spain from Hispaniola, ending his first voyage to the New World.  We usually commemorate his arrival and “discovery” of the new world, but let’s take a moment to reflect on the globalizing forces that were set in motion once he returned to the “old world” five hundred and […]