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Small Business Insights: Working with USAID

By J. Patrick Moynahan, President Managing international development programs – which often requires deep understanding of local contexts and cultures, and can involve working in remote areas or supporting institutions with limited capacity – can be a challenge for any firm, particularly a smaller one. Building the right mix of skills, expertise, and oversight within [...]

2017-05-26T14:24:20+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Blog, Newsroom|

Turning land rights commitments into practice in the sugar sector

Originally appeared on the World Bank's blog. In November 2013, responding to Oxfam’s Behind the Brands Campaign, Coca-Cola committed to ‘zero tolerance’ for land grabs in its supply chain. Pepsi, Illovo and several other food and beverage companies made similar commitments to respect land rights of women, men, and communities in the last year. Now, [...]

2017-11-13T13:25:33+00:00 April 9th, 2015|Cloudburst in the News|

Cloudburst Supports National Public Health Week

The Cloudburst Group is committed to the mission of our federal, state, and local partners in developing, disseminating and supporting comprehensive, integrated, science-based public health policies and programs. Whether supporting programs for immunizations, chronic disease prevention, supportive housing, environmental health or behavioral health, we are proud to serve the dedicated professionals who work to improve public [...]

2017-05-26T14:24:20+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Blog|

Why Land Rights Matter: An Animated Video & Infographic

The Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty is the most important event of the year to influence ideas and policies in the land tenure and property rights sector. For the 2015 conference, The Cloudburst Group embarked upon an ambitious mission ...

2017-05-26T14:24:20+00:00 April 6th, 2015|Blog|

Cloudburst Examines Land Rights Assessments, Coca-Cola Takes Note

At the 2015 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, The Cloudburst Group's Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management Practice Lead, Karol Boudreaux examined the Coca-Cola Company's recent efforts to make its sugar supply chain more responsible with respect to land rights. Coca-Cola, which is the world's largest purchaser of sugar, has received criticism for illegal takings [...]

2017-05-26T14:24:20+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Blog|

Why Natural Resources Matter for Improving Governance in Namibia

By Karol Boudreaux, Practice Lead, Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management If you want to see why natural resources matter for local-level democracy, look no further than Namibia. Across this breathtakingly beautiful country, a remarkable social and economic experiment has been going on for nearly two decades: devolving rights to manage and benefit from the [...]

2017-05-26T14:24:20+00:00 March 18th, 2015|Blog|

The Cloudburst Group Presents at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty

The Cloudburst Group, a leading consulting firm serving public and private sector clients in land tenure, property rights, natural resource management, urban development, housing and community development, and public health, will be presenting information about several groundbreaking new projects at the upcoming Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty. The Annual World Bank Conference [...]

2017-05-26T14:24:20+00:00 March 3rd, 2015|Press Releases|

Why natural resources matter for improving governance in Namibia

Originally appeared on Devex, written by Karol Boudreaux. If you want to see why natural resources matter for local-level democracy, look no further than Namibia. Across this breathtakingly beautiful country, a remarkable social and economic experiment has been going on for nearly two decades: devolving rights to manage and benefit from the use of natural [...]

2017-11-13T14:03:53+00:00 December 9th, 2014|Blog, Cloudburst in the News|

Food Security and the Need for Responsible Investment Guidelines

By Gregory Myers, Ph.D., Director of Private Sector Engagement Over eight hundred million people in the world do not have enough to eat. In fact, hunger kills more people every year than malaria, AIDS, and tuberculosis combined. But feeding the world’s growing population cannot be achieved through government action and public resources alone. Instead, governments [...]

2017-05-26T14:24:20+00:00 September 15th, 2014|Blog|