Lord Boateng
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Member of the House of Lords, former Chief Secretary to the Treasury and High Commissioner to South Africa

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How We Can Lift 2.7 Billion People Out of Poverty

(23) Comments | Posted 5 February 2013 | (00:00)

A remarkable revolution is taking place in finance, not in the City, but under the shade of large communal trees in villages across Africa and the developing world.

It's a savings revolution, and one with the potential to pump $157 billion into the global economy, and particularly developing nations, if...

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How Private Capital Can Help Sustain Our Commitments to the Developing World

(10) Comments | Posted 26 January 2013 | (00:00)

On the face of it, my visit this week to the World Economic Forum at Davos couldn't be further removed from the trips I made to Tanzania and Ghana last year. The contrast between the wealthy and influential individuals represented here, those who have successfully utilised the levers of power...

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