Posts by NYU CTED

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UAE Migrant Labor

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In a front page article of the NY Times, NYU  gets some negative press related to the treatment of construction workers building its new campus on Saadiyat Island. My view is that the article was a bit harsh on NYU and got some facts wrong. The official NYU response is here. There have been reforms in the labor […]

CTED Town Hall on Pineapple Cultivation in the Afram Plains

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CTED Town Hall on Pineapple Cultivation in the Afram Plains

On March 10th CTED hosted a Town Hall that featured a hands-on training session for small holder farmers in the Afram Plains co-presented by our CTED partner Mr. Kwadwo Sarpong, Director of the Kumawu office of the Ghana Ministry of Agriculture (MoFA). The topic for the training was best practices in pineapple cultivation. The hands-on […]

CTED 2014 Annual Meeting

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CTED 2014 annual meeting

New York University’s Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED) held its Fourth Annual Meeting on February 25, 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The aim of this year’s event was to highlight the possibilities for innovative technologies to contribute to emerging regions’ economic development, within the context of CTED’s five main research areas: Finance, Education, […]

No Roads, No Votes

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Without a doubt, the people in developing countries are right in emphasizing the importance of roads.  It is for many villages, the very definition of modernity.  The road links the village to the rest of the country – bringing an expansion in the market whose importance Adam Smith has so forcefully written about.  Getting the […]

Academic Meeting at the Ministry of Labor, UAE

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On Wednesday, September 4, 2013 his Excellency Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Labor, held a meeting with a number of academics from local and international research and educational institutes as well as members of his Ministry where he challenged the academics to become involved in policy research related to the UAE and the Gulf on issues […]

H.E. John D. Mahama President of the Republic of Ghana at NYU

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Biography John D. Mahama was popularly elected in an election conducted by Ghana’s Electoral Commission on December 07, 2012. This is his first term as President (January 07 2013 – January 06 2017), despite serving the remaining five (5) months of the late President J. E. A. Mills’ term. John D. Mahama ascended to the Office […]

AFRICA TOURISM MONITOR 2013

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AFRICA TOURISM MONITOR 2013  Welcome to the first issue of Africa Tourism Monitor, a joint publication of the African Development Bank (AfDB), New York University Africa House and the Africa Travel Association (ATA). This report is inspired by the first two issues of State of Tourism to Africa, which were prepared with our partners at […]

Market Information Systems for Rural Farmers Evaluation Of Esoko MIS – Year 1 Results

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Farmers in sub-Saharan Africa face a host of problems related to marketing, key among which is a lack of information about prevailing market prices. This affects farmers’ ability to decide where and when to sell, compromises farmers’ bargaining position with traders, and can even lead to sub-optimal investment and production decisions. The rapid increase in […]

Our CTED operations Ghana

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I am just leaving Ghana to New York. We just opened in Accra a building next to the NYU in Accra campus which we will use as the Ghana office of our Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED). We are hoping that our research will actually improve the lives of poor people. We do […]

Live from the WEF Today

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I watched a live session of the World Economic Forum today – no I am not in Davos but watching this from computer in freezing New York. I logged on halfway through. Prez Jonathan sounded good and very presidential. President Kagame, in asking a question from the floor, was all over the place – unclear […]