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Solution for Empowering the World's Poor Countries

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Roughly 20 percent of the developing world’s population lives on less than $1 a day. What are the most effective ways to make poverty history? There are two broad ways of empowering the world’s ...

Roughly 20 percent of the developing world’s population lives on less than $1 a day. What are the most effective ways to make poverty history? There are two broad ways of empowering the world’s poor countries, one involves aid and the other self-help.

In countries with low governance standards, handle public services through an independent service authority, jointly managed by government authorities, civil society and donors.

In countries with low administrative capacities and bad governance, the provision of public services should not exclusively be done through public agencies. It is important that revenues from taxes, commodities and aid are spent effectively, but a system modeled on institiutions in developed countries may not work. Rather, planning, allocation and delivery of public services should be handled by an independent service authority. Such an authority would be jointly managed by government authorities, civil society and donors, selecting the best provider of basic services from public and private companies, NGOs and churches.

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    Liberia’s Health Sector Pool Fund

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    Create good governance by strengthening peer review, establishing international agreements on state and business transparency, and monitoring through the recipients of aid.

    Create good governance by strengthening peer review, establishing international agreements on state and business transparency, and monitoring through the recipients of aid.

    Create good governance by strengthening peer review, establishing international agreements on state and business transparency, and monitoring through the recipients of aid.

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    Scrutinize and monitor the spending of commodity revenue with the aim of promoting transparency and accountability.

    Scrutinize and monitor the spending of commodity revenue with the aim of promoting transparency and accountability.

    Scrutinize and monitor the spending of commodity revenue with the aim of promoting transparency and accountability.

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    Invest in connectivity by creating a global marketplace for trade in tasks, along the lines of Ebay.

    Invest in connectivity by creating a global marketplace for trade in tasks, along the lines of Ebay.

    Invest in connectivity by creating a global marketplace for trade in tasks, along the lines of Ebay.

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