Improve electricity in Burkina Faso through innovative financing

The slow rate of electricity installations in Burkina Faso could in part be responsible for the economic problems faced by this country.

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Technology can mobilise additional revenue for improved healthcare in Africa

Many African communities lack clean water.  This means that illnesses caused by poor hygiene are common in these communities. To add to this, there are not enough healthcare facilities in Africa to look after all these sick people. 

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Nigerian government urged to look at Innovative Strategies to finance healthcare

The Nigerian government need to ensure the proper governance of the telecommunications by installing efficient ICT technology systems. This will go a long way towards ensuring good health and quality of life for all in Nigeria. An added benefit will be the investors the country will attract with its orderly and well-managed sectors of the economy.

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ICT's can help governments bring people out of poverty

With proper use, implementation and innovative strategies, ICT's can help governments bring their people out of extreme poverty. Governments can use technology to overcome chronic hurdles in education, health care, environmental sustainability, agricultural management and many other areas.

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Every time you call Haiti, you are financing ‘School for All”

Four years after the launch of the PSUGO (Programme de Scolarisation Universelle, Gratuite et Obligatoire) the Director-General of National Education in Haiti, Rénold Telfort, has announced that more than 6,8 billion gourdes had been spent on schooling subsidies between 2011 and 2015.

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LSL can help with debt relief for African countries

African countries can continue to support socio-economic projects while not increasing already-existing foreign aid debt or needing to borrow more money. 

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LSL can help mobilise the Ugandan diaspora via innovative financing for development

Uganda borrows mostly to facilitate economic infrastructural development, largely from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the African Development Bank, China Exim Bank and Japan.  World Bank (2013) data places Uganda’s current external debt at Ush3.7 trillion (USD4 billion)

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Harnessing the financial potential of the telecoms sector

The United Nations advises developing countries to implement innovative financing mechanisms to raide funds for development projects. One way of raising governmental revenue is through surcharges, which can be placed on financial transactions, air tickets or carbon emissions. 

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The Huffington Post Invites Laurent Lamothe to reflect on the 2010 earthquake

Just over 5 years ago, on 12 January 2010, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, laying waste to the country. Seeing his country struggle to recover from the disaster, the then Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, pledged to make it his life’s work to stimulate the socio-economic development not only of Haiti, but of all emerging and developing countries.

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LSL World Initiative can assist the Philippines to accelerate inclusive growth

The government of the Philippines faces the enormous challenge of creating more and better jobs and reducing poverty. The substantial out-flow of its best and brightest people from the Philippines must somehow be stemmed if the country is to live up to its potential.

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