Share of Services Exports from the Developing World
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GATS Negotiations Must Focus on Services Liberalization: The Case of SADC. By Kennedy K. Mbekeani*
The countries that comprise the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries have recognized the economic benefits to be derived from autonomous reforms in sectors such as financial services, telecommunications and transport, which may be viewed as infrastructural backbones of any economy. These sectors have a significant impact on growth and efficiency across a wide range of user industries and overall economic performance.
Kennedy K. Mbekeani is Senior Research Fellow, Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis. This paper was first published in the World Bank Development Outreach Issue of July 2003.
World Development Report 2004: Making Services Work for Poor People
Nov 10, 2003
Broad improvements in human welfare will not occur unless poor people receive wider access to affordable, better quality services in health, education, water, sanitation, and electricity. Without such improvements in services, freedom from illness and freedom from illiteracy - two of the most important ways poor people can escape poverty - will remain elusive to many.