Participation, Pluralism and Pervasive
Poverty: Better Governance and
Human Development in
REGINALD HERBOLD GREEN
"The small boy who breaks a pot goes to tell his mother 'The pot got broken. ' Not 'I broke the pot' but 'it got broken. ' ... And who did this? We did. We broke the pot. "
- Jerry John Rawlings
President of Ghana
Opportunities should be given to women for greater participation in the nation's political and decision-making processes at all levels, especially at the national centres of power.
There should be greater openness in the process of designing the adjustment package, both within government and beyond. In particular, employers, trade unions and other relevant groups should be closely associated with the process both to improve the design of the programs and to ensure their fuller understanding and support...
In making the protection of the poor an integral part of adjushnent, the primary strategy should be that of enhancing their productive capacity through better access to productive resources and assets...
- Khartoum Declaration