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REPORT | Unlocking private sector investment in fragile states
Fragile states need private investment, but in order to attract investors, governments must create the right environment, our event report highlights.
Development Policy Forum — The Development Policy Forum (DPF) led by Friends of Europe brings together a number of crucial development actors including the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the United Nations and the World Bank to contribute to the global and European conversation on development. Through its activities and publications, DPF reflects the rapidly-changing global debate on growth and development and seeks to encourage fresh, up-to-date thinking on the multiple challenges facing the development community, including the ongoing global reflection on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
Private investment is essential to raise living standards in fragile states - but governments need to create the right environment for the private sector.
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Inequality hollows out the middle class, damages institutions and consequently harms long-term economic growth.
In today’s interdependent world, developments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and in Sub-Saharan Africa have a direct impact on Europe
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We need to look at the various elements, we need a strategic approach to urbanisation, looking across borders and beyond borders.
At this rate, it won’t be long before a single lucky person owns more wealth than half of the people on Earth.