Culture and economics

Tapping into musical heritage to create a livelihood for rural Angola

February 2004 -

The function of music as a message vehicle is ancient in Africa. Tsikaya, a cultural project taking place in Angola, draws on this notion by recording the musical works of composers living in rural areas.


Brazilian craftsmanship project wins Development Marketplace 2003

January 2004 -

Not the local development authorities but the local inhabitants themselves are often the ones to present the most effective solution to a development problem. With this idea in mind, the World Bank organises the Global Development Marketplace once every 12 to 18 months.

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