Issues

World Growth’s activity covers subject areas in line with World Growth’s broader philosophy of poverty reduction: free trade, expanding property rights for individuals in underdeveloped countries; transparent government practices; capital inflows and private-sector based technology transfers; the rule of law and protection of assets.

In primary industries such as forestry, transparent and open markets for forest products will lift living standards for many individuals in developing countries.

In agriculture, stable property rights for smallholder commodity farmers – such as palm oil growers in Southeast Asia – will lift many out of poverty.

Good governance regimes are vital to eradicating corruption, which is a hindrance to economic prosperity.

Free trade, transparent markets and the elimination of subsidies underpin a sound global economy.