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Solution for Building Thriving Companies in Low-Income Economies

The Challenge

Post-conflict economies and many low-income countries, such as Bangladesh, Haiti and Rwanda, offer prospects for high returns. But inward investment flows beyond oil and mining have remained scarc ...

Post-conflict economies and many low-income countries, such as Bangladesh, Haiti and Rwanda, offer prospects for high returns. But inward investment flows beyond oil and mining have remained scarce and have taken a substantial hit as a result of the global crisis.

Encourage investment in financial and physical infrastructure and raise the quality of the labor force to reduce the costs of doing business.

It is clear that an unfavorable business environment inhibits foreign investment. In the past, governments often relied on tax breaks to compensate for a bad business environment, but this was usually ineffective. But the World Bank’s Doing Business Index shows that for countries such as Rwanda, it is indeed possible to improve the business environment markedly within a short period of time.

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    Leverage public investment through public-private partnerships on commercially viable projects.

    Leverage public investment through public-private partnerships on commercially viable projects.

    Leverage public investment through public-private partnerships on commercially viable projects.

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    Speed up the process of diversification away from purely commodity-driven growth.

    Speed up the process of diversification away from purely commodity-driven growth.

    Speed up the process of diversification away from purely commodity-driven growth.

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    Where substantial economies of scale remain unexploited, scale up national stock exchanges by creating regional financial hubs.

    Where substantial economies of scale remain unexploited, scale up national stock exchanges by creating regional financial hubs.

    Where substantial economies of scale remain unexploited, scale up national stock exchanges by creating regional financial hubs.

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    Encourage signaling of good governance through the rapid pursuit of efficiency, transparency and accountability in government.

    Encourage signaling of good governance through the rapid pursuit of efficiency, transparency and accountability in government.

    Encourage signaling of good governance through the rapid pursuit of efficiency, transparency and accountability in government.

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