Is the private sector the solution to the global unemployment crisis? A case of Tunisia

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Young people from Tunisia are standing up and fighting for their right. They do not want or trust the hand-outs from ‘developed countries’ or from private institutions. One of the institutions that are not welcomed by Tunisians is the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. This is because the investments of EBRD are often linked to Public Private Partnership (PPP) which is another term for privatisation of common resources like water. This means that services like waste management and telecommunications are opened up for the private sector. Whilst EBRD were in Eastern Europe, investments were seen to open up public services to private institutions.

The question then is how do we help developing countries to develop without making things worse?

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