Investments

To invest is to allocate money in the expectation of some benefit in the future. In finance, the benefit from an investment is called a return. The return may consist of a gain or a loss realized from the sale of a property or an investment, unrealized capital appreciation (or depreciation), or investment income such as dividends, interest, rental income etc., or a combination of capital gain and income. The return may also include currency gains or losses due to changes in the foreign currency exchange rates. Investors generally expect higher returns from riskier investments. When a low-risk investment is …

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UN: The United Nations · 6 December 2024 English

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organization. There have also been significant investments in specific risk areas such as implementing partner


ADB: Asian Development Bank · 22 August 2024 English

The project will be aligned with the following impact: social welfare system strengthened to build resilience and promote human and social development. The outcome will be: health, resilience, and socioeconomic …

loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development. Headquarters


World Bank Group · 6 May 2024 English

focuses on reforms to institutions and impactful investments aimed at improving equity. Specifically, the protection system rather than input-based specific investments. In addition, Chile has sound institutions and children and adolescents; (iv) revise social investments to consider both gender and lifecycle; and (v)


World Bank Group · 1 May 2024 English

This brief showcases the gender landscape in Cyprus on key indicators helpful for monitoring gender equality and designing effective policy interventions. Gender equality fosters productivity gains, minimizes losses in wealth, …

girls remain untapped. Turning human capital investments into economic gains means addressing multiple


ADB: Asian Development Bank · 12 April 2024 English

ASEAN’s economic transformation depends on its success in achieving its key priorities of recovery, digital economy, and sustainability.

food and energy security, unlocking further investments to help developing countries achieve the Sustainable governments but also encourage private sector investments in clean energy, low-carbon technologies, and emphasizes the need to increase public and private investments in the agrifood sector. There are opportunities energy industry through tax incentives, public investments, loans, grants, subsidies, and rebates. Additionally


ECIPE: European Centre for International Political Economy · 12 April 2024 English

detrimental to third countries.8 Overview of relevant agreements between the EU In addition to the production-distorting effects of direct and its neighbourhood payments, the EU maintains high protection measures on …

Furthermore, the multi- ability to make further investments in food processing tude of private standards businesses from entering the EU market. tic investments supporting their food processing sectors. Private between standards typically requires significant investments in the EU and Southern Mediterranean countries


ADB: Asian Development Bank · 12 April 2024 English

This brief calls for multilateral institutions to enhance their support for unilateral trade liberalization through bilateral negotiations and multilateral approval, with some emphasis on market opening for trade in goods.

countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance


World Bank Group · 11 April 2024 English

Economic growth in the Western Balkans slowed to 2.6 percent in 2023, from the 3.4 percent reached in 2022, reflecting the impact of a weak European economy weighed down by …

in the WB6, especially if it is coupled with investments in connectivity infrastructure 45 Figure 11 opportunity to catalyze growth-enhancing reforms and investments. Approved by the EU in late 2023, the new Growth mixture of resources for critical infrastructure investments, as well as an impetus for structural reforms make cities more compact. This can be done via investments to regenerate urban areas to increase density inflation, demographic challenges, inadequate investments in human capital, natural disasters or climate-


World Bank Group · 11 April 2024 English

country climate-health vulnerabilities and impacts to design country-tailored solutions; scale up investments to build low-carbon resilient health systems; and build and deepen partnerships at global, regional

design country-tailored solutions; scale up investments to build low-carbon resilient health systems; Bank has committed to substantially expand investments in climate and health across its entire existing change. We must build the evidence that guides investments, mobilize sufficient funding, and support countries more must be done to identify country-tailored investments in climate and health that provide countries qualifies, quantifies, and drives climate-health investments. For this part of the program, the Bank will


PIK: Potsdam-Institut fur Klimafolgenforschung · 11 April 2024 English

The rapid growth of clean energy technologies is driving a rising demand for critical minerals. In 2022 at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity …

com- panies, lenders, and nations to reevaluate investments in exploration activities in areas of high biodiversity influence re- turn on investments in mining. While the return on investments is less than 1% globally A. espí, the returns on mining exploration investments. Boletin. Geologico y Minero. 130, 161–180


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