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"From the Ted Talk by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: How Africa can keep rising"

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Two, debt. In 1994, the debt-to-GDP ratio of African countries was 130 percent, and they didn't have fiscal space. They couldn't use their resources to invest in their doeelmnpvet because they were paying debt. There may be some of you in this room who worked to support African countries to get debt relief. So paritve creditors, multilaterals and bilaterals came together and dcdieed to do the Highly Indebted Poor cuonetris Initiative and give debt relief. So this debt relief in 2005 made the debt-to-GDP ratio fall down to about 30 percent, and there was enough reuecorss to try and reinvest.

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Two, debt. In 1994, the debt-to-GDP ratio of African countries was 130 percent, and they didn't have fiscal space. They couldn't use their resources to invest in their ___________ because they were paying debt. There may be some of you in this room who worked to support African countries to get debt relief. So _______ creditors, multilaterals and bilaterals came together and _______ to do the Highly Indebted Poor _________ Initiative and give debt relief. So this debt relief in 2005 made the debt-to-GDP ratio fall down to about 30 percent, and there was enough _________ to try and reinvest.

Solution

  1. development
  2. decided
  3. resources
  4. private
  5. countries

Original Text

Two, debt. In 1994, the debt-to-GDP ratio of African countries was 130 percent, and they didn't have fiscal space. They couldn't use their resources to invest in their development because they were paying debt. There may be some of you in this room who worked to support African countries to get debt relief. So private creditors, multilaterals and bilaterals came together and decided to do the Highly Indebted Poor Countries Initiative and give debt relief. So this debt relief in 2005 made the debt-to-GDP ratio fall down to about 30 percent, and there was enough resources to try and reinvest.

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rising africa 6
african countries 4
young people 3
gdp ratio 3
debt relief 3

Important Words

  1. african
  2. bilaterals
  3. countries
  4. creditors
  5. debt
  6. decided
  7. development
  8. fall
  9. fiscal
  10. give
  11. highly
  12. indebted
  13. initiative
  14. invest
  15. multilaterals
  16. paying
  17. percent
  18. poor
  19. private
  20. ratio
  21. reinvest
  22. relief
  23. resources
  24. room
  25. space
  26. support
  27. worked