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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers have found a surprising way to help boost the skills of children with language impairment: Pay their parents to read to them.  A new study tested four techniques to get parents or other caregivers to complete a 15-week literacy intervention for their children with language impairment.  Only one of those techniques – paying parents 50 cents for each reading session – led to children showing significant gains in reading test scores, findings showed.  “We were somewhat stunned to find that paying parents had this strong effect. We didn’t anticipate this,” said Laura Justice, lead author of the study and professor of educational psychology at The Ohio State University.  The other three techniques tried in the study were offering positive feedback to the parents, offering encouragement, and modeling to parents how to read in a way that improved children’s literacy skills.  None of these three was helpful, and offering feedback actually had a slight…

Africa Investment Forum



DUBAI, UAE, September 7, 2014 


The Forum will be co-hosted by the West African Economic & Monetary Union (UEMOA), the West African Development Bank (BOAD) and Global Finance & Capital Limited (GFCL), to highlight exceptional infrastructure investment opportunities in West Africa 
On Tuesday 09 September the inaugural West Africa Investment Forum will take place at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. The Forum, co-hosted by the West African Economic & Monetary Union (UEMOA), the West African Development Bank (BOAD) and Global Finance & Capital Limited (GFCL), an international corporate finance and advisory firm, will bring together key stakeholders for the formal announcement of a series of large-scale infrastructure developments in West Africa.
was established in 1973 as an international multilateral development bank to serve the nations of Francophone and Lusophone West Africa. The bank is run by the Central Bank of West African States and its eight member governments: Benin, Burkina-Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo. It is funded by member states, foreign governments and international agencies with headquarters in Lomé, Togo. BOAD's revised mission statement in 2001 refocused its funding on three main development goals: poverty reduction, economic integration and promotion of private sector activity. To achieve these objectives BOAD disburses long- and medium-term loans to the public and private sectors and funds debt relief programmes. For more information, visit http://www.boad.org.
Global Finance & Capital Limited (GFCL) 
GFCL is a corporate financial advisory, registered in the United Kingdom and regulated by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). GFCL's objective is to deliver independent, high quality advice based on internationally-accepted standards of corporate governance and to utilise its extensive global network to deliver tailor-made solutions for clients. GFCL provides support and advisory services to clients for project development, project financing, strategic partner identification, financial restructuring, fund-raising, structuring of financial products, M&A, IPOs, corporate management and institution-building. The Company has focused its expertise on advising financial institutions and governments on the funding and implementation of large-scale development projects, particularly in frontier and emerging markets. For more information, visit http://www.globalfincap.com.  
SOURCE Global Finance & Capital Limited (GFCL)

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