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Speech to Delaware Valley Chapter of Project Management Institute

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  • Overcoming Obstacles to Managing Projects in Emerging Market Economies Carla Sydney Stone, M.S. Mining Engineering Delaware Technical & Community College
  • Why?
    • Sense of adventure
    • Ties to homeland
    • Access to new markets
    • Access to new technology
    • Mature home markets
    • Access to raw materials
    • Humanitarian
  • What is an emerging economy ?
    • World Bank Criterion (2001)
      • Gross National Income per Capita
        • Low Income <$745
        • Middle Income >$745 < $9,206
        • High Income >$9,206
    View slide
  • Defining “Real” Projects
    • Economically
    • Financially
    • Technically
    • Socially
    • Politically
    ? View slide
  • Ease of Doing Business Index
    • Starting a business
    • Dealing with licenses
    • Hiring and firing workers
    • Registering property
    • Getting credit
    • Protecting investors
    • Paying taxes
    • Trading across borders
    • Enforcing contracts
    • Closing a business
    • Source: World Bank
  • Transparency International
    • http://ww1.transparency.org/
    • “ Transparency International, the only international non-governmental organization devoted to combating corruption, brings civil society, business, and governments together in a powerful global coalition.”
    • Source: Transparency International
  • Transparency International Indices
    • Corruption Perception Index
    • Bribe Payers Index
    • Global Corruption Barometer
  • Finding Opportunities
    • Family
    • School
    • Professional Associations
    • Friends
    • News Media
    • Foundations
    • Government Agencies
    • International Donors/Financing
    • Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
    • Internet
  • Foundations
    • Most have web sites
    • The Foundation Center:
      • Libraries
      • Training courses
      • Directories
      • Newsletters
    • http://fdncenter.org/
    • Pay attention to local connections!!!!!
  • Opportunities- Government Agencies
    • US State Department
    • US Agency for International Development
    • US Department of Agriculture
    • US Department of Education
    • US Department of Homeland Security
    • US Department of Defense
    • http://grants.gov/Index
  • Opportunities – World Bank
    • Information for Borrowers
      • http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/PROJECTS/PROCUREMENT/0,,contentMDK:20064677~pagePK:84269~piPK:60001558~theSitePK:84266,00.html
    • Information for Bidders and Consultants
      • http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/PROJECTS/PROCUREMENT/0,,contentMDK:20060540~pagePK:84269~piPK:60001558~theSitePK:84266,00.html
    • Public Procurement
      • http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/PROJECTS/PROCUREMENT/0,,contentMDK:20109646~pagePK:84269~piPK:60001558~theSitePK:84266,00.html
    • Procurement Policies and Procedures
      • http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/PROJECTS/PROCUREMENT/0,,contentMDK:50002392~pagePK:84269~piPK:60001558~theSitePK:84266,00.html
  • Opportunities –European Union
    • European Union:
      • By sector
      • By organization
      • By geographic area
      • http://www.welcomeurope.com/default.asp?id=1100
  • Opportunities - NGOs
    • Beneficiaries of Government/Private Grants
    • Administer on behalf of Government Agencies –
        • World Learning
        • Institute for International Education
        • Academy for Educational Development
        • Follow the Guidelines
        • Talk to the Staff
        • Deadlines
        • Partnerships
  • Match the Project to Capabilities
    • Needs assessment
      • Who needs what?
      • Why are we doing this?
    • Level of risk/ Comfort levels
      • Define risks
        • Geopolitical?
        • Personnel?
        • Opportunity cost?
        • Health?
        • Natural disaster?
        • ETC. …
  • Lessons Learned
    • Time: Your’s or Mine?
    • Language/Culture
    • Isolation
    • Standard of living
  • Questions?
  • Thank you
    • Благодаря
    • Hvala
    • Multumesc
    • Teşekkür ederim