Wellbeing for Sale? Services as Key to Development - poverty and trade, part 4

Wellbeing and economic growth both call for more and better services. Clean water is still out of reach for every fifth person in the world. Over a quarter of children in Sub-Saharan Africa receive no education. Energy shortages and a constant credit crunch keeps hard-working entrepreneurs poor.

The responsibility for ensuring services to poor people and small enterprises lies with governments.

This report, however, focuses on the international context: reforms in international policies and agreements are needed, so that developing country governments have space to make fair and effective service policies.