- 6 September 2004
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I would like to focus today on what I believe are three essential pre-conditions for the successful transition of the poorest areas of the world into modern, peaceful societies. They are:
- First, stable and competent democratic governance;
- Second, an environment that respects and encourages pluralism;
- And third, a diverse and engaged civil society.
In my view, these must be critical components of any global development policy. Not only are they mutually reinforcing, they also permit developing societies to gradually become masters of the process and to make that process ultimately sustainable.