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Radelet: Liberia's Economic 'Balancing Act'

Interviewee: Steven Radelet
Interviewer: Stephanie Hanson
January 8, 2007

Steven Radelet, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and economic adviser to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, discusses Liberia's reconstruction and the economic challenges it faces. He says "some tangible progress" has been made thus far with infrastructure improvements and job creation, but the government faces a “real balancing act” between showing Liberians immediate economic gains and building institutions to sustain long-term growth. 


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