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Corruption is a complex social, political and economic phenomenon that affects all countries. Corruption undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to governmental instability.
Corruption attacks the foundation of democratic institutions by distorting electoral processes, perverting the rule of law and creating bureaucratic quagmires whose only reason for existing is the soliciting of bribes.
Africa is capable of winning additional points in its growth rate with improved infrastructure, Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank , said on December 4 in Paris .
His statement was made during an economic forum discussing a new partnership model between France and Africa during the ElysÉe Summit for Peace and Security in Africa . According to President Kaberuka, the current five per cent growth rate is insufficient.
As Canada enjoys a $350 billion “infrastructure supercycle” over the next five years, the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance – a collective of regional and municipal economic development organizations across Ontario – is attending Pollutec Horizons 2013 in Paris.
In the high altitude areas like the Siachen Glacier, the Indian defense forces spend months in sub-zero temperatures. The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) designed a biodigester technology to convert human waste into reusable water and gas in an eco-friendly way, as regular toilet systems do not work in extreme climatic conditions.
Two years ago, 40-year-old Namita Banka, a Hyderabad-based entrepreneur, became the first person to secure a licence to commercialize this technology and launched Banka Bioloo.
Davao City, along with Cebu and Iloilo cities, are among the high-risk urban centers when it comes to the effects of climate change, Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan, WWF-Philippines head, said during the National Competitiveness Council Roadshow held here last week.
"Davao used to be typhoon-free, but now it has become a typhoon alley," Mr. Tan said.
As it is the gateway to the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines growth area, he said, Davao should start to consider measures to reduce the effects of such risks.
Lithuania and Israel are jointly announcing the third Call for Proposals for joint R&D projects.
This call is announced on November 25th within the framework of the MOU signed between the two countries for cooperation in the field of industrial research and development.
It is operated in the framework of the EUREKA program, in which both countries are full and active members, participants from both countries are invited to submit joint project proposals.