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Guinea-Bissau: Translating Potential into Reality

Current approaches in the Guinea-Bissau reached an impasse as the government struggled to balance competing urgent needs, the population’s desire for tangible change, and longer term institutional reform. This paper suggests a new approach whose central aims are state, market and civil society building. It proposes a set of short-term priorities, highlights opportunities for the medium term, and proposes longer-term strategies based on sector specialism and advances in human capital development.