Saturday, July 5, 2008

Private sector led growth in Africa - G8 Action Plan

The G8 released an action plan for private sector led growth in Africa.

Scoping of document. Establish interest in a topic by counting search terms.

The following terms were searched and times it appeared is shown:
Growth: 14
Development: 11
Poverty: 6
Poor: 3
Resource: 3
Inequality, employment, unemployment, well-being, ecology, human: 0.

The action plan argues that private sector led growth is needed to lift people out of poverty. A specific focus on how to reinvest resource rents is needed.

Not surprisingly, the bigger challenges of rising inequality, ecological destruction and human well-being is not of the forefront of G8 policy makers' minds.

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