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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.

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

To date Africa’s growth has been largely commodity-driven. There has been some diversification into manufacturing but, as yet, it has not gone nearly far enough. Further diversification could be achieved by introducing an industrial policy that builds on the existing resource base, for example, by encouraging domestic food processing.

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

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

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

    Polity, Business
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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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    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.

    Polity, Business
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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.

    Polity, Business