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From the Ted Talk by Julius Maada Bio: A vision for the future of Sierra Leone

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Before I became president, I met a skinny, dreadlocked MIT/Harvard-trained inventor in ______. Over coffee, I challenged him to think and plan along with me how innovation could help to _____ national development in the _____ of governance, revenue mobilization, health care, education, delivering public services and supporting private sector ______. How could Sierra Leone participate in the _______ economy and become an innovation hub? Guess what? He left his cozy job at IBM, and he now _____ a team of young men and _____ within the newly established Directorate of Science, Technology and __________ in my own office.

Solution

  1. innovation
  2. areas
  3. london
  4. leads
  5. growth
  6. digital
  7. women
  8. drive

Original Text

Before I became president, I met a skinny, dreadlocked MIT/Harvard-trained inventor in London. Over coffee, I challenged him to think and plan along with me how innovation could help to drive national development in the areas of governance, revenue mobilization, health care, education, delivering public services and supporting private sector growth. How could Sierra Leone participate in the digital economy and become an innovation hub? Guess what? He left his cozy job at IBM, and he now leads a team of young men and women within the newly established Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation in my own office.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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economic development 2
shared vision 2
development partners 2
sierra leonean 2
health care 2
choices happen 2
bold choices 2

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collocation frequency
human capital development 3
multiparty democratic elections 2

Important Words

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  48. women
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