Unlocking Development: A CAGE policy report

Unlocking Development is project developed in partnership between the University of Warwick’s Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and the Social Market Foundation.

Unlocking Development argues that the world’s poor are trapped in poverty and investigates how best to promote the rule of law in order to make economic growth more stable and sustainable; to enhance the capacity of the business organisations that are most likely to attract investment and create jobs; and to enable women to play a full part in economic development as citizens, providers and entrepreneurs.

The report considers these problems on three levels, the national economy, the private sector, and citizenship. Unlocking Development does not advocate detailed reforms to which every country must conform; instead it sheds light on what measures have been shown to work in particular contexts and periods. It calls on Western policymakers to focus on proven ways of ‘unlocking’ economic development within these countries