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Citizen today, December 2011

Pathway to growth

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Whatever the individual country needs, each government must play its part to safeguard balanced and sustainable global growth.

Take a closer look at how countries are making positive steps forward in the face of global uncertainty and frustration.

Unemployment is stalking countries large and small. The Eurozone remains in crisis. US growth is forecast to stall. Economic imbalances continue to proliferate.

And in more than 900 cities around the world, citizens are giving voice to their anger; anger at the perception that taxpayers are paying for the mistakes of reckless banks; anger at rising social inequality; and anger at their seemingly bleak economic prospects.

So what can be done to avoid a winter of discontent?

While the pivotal role of China at last November's G20 meeting in Cannes proved that the dynamics of the global economy continue to shift Eastwards, policy-makers in the West need to relentlessly focus on growth and jobs to weather the economic storm.

Whatever the individual country needs, each government must play its part to safeguard balanced and sustainable global growth.

In this, our ninth edition, we consider how policy-makers can chart a route to a more prosperous future.



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