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The private sector, poverty reduction and international development

Garforth, C., Phillips, C. and Bhattia-Panthaki, S. (2007) The private sector, poverty reduction and international development. Journal of International Development, 19 (6). pp. 723-734. ISSN 0954-1748

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The private sector, after shifting fortunes in development theory and practice over the years, is now widely recognised as the key to economic growth, which itself is indispensable for poverty reduction. The Development Studies Association (DSA) Annual Conference in 2006 brought together academics, private sector actors, NGOs and policy makers to share insights and experiences on how this vital contribution to growth, development and poverty reduction can be realised. This paper summarises the main themes and discussions of the conference and introduces the papers selected for inclusion in this conference issue.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development
ID Code:8545
Uncontrolled Keywords:growth , private sector , regulation , institutions , poverty

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