The base of development is empowerment. Strengthen the capacity of persons will enable peoples face the challenges of the future, drew the programme of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its most recent report. The fight against poverty, the fulfilment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, environment and sustainable development are vertex of development, threatened today by the uncertainty in the global economy, the increase in the prices of oil and food. Unavoidable expansionary macroeconomic policies that have been used to respond to the problem of the financial sector have created pressures on the world economy, the report said. These measures would not be unavoidable if serious proposals for the creation of mechanisms against speculation, responsible for 70% of the increase in the prices of hydrocarbons be included in efforts to prevent the crisis. This, in turn, has inflated prices transport of raw materials and industrial processes that depend on many products.
Starting from the good news will prevent falling into fatalism that all is lost and there is nothing else to do. The Sub-Saharan African countries reached an average growth of 6%. In several countries of the South have been significantly reduce poverty, such as India and China. The nature of the world economy highlights our interdependence and the need for much better global policies. However, countries must also address its own problems, the report says.
In this regard, strengthening the capacities of people become them protagonists of their participation in democracy, in the management of its economy and its natural environment. UNDP defines that empowerment as the process that puts people, organizations, and societies as protagonists of their own development to obtain, strengthen and maintain the necessary powers to do so. Also contributes to the support of institutions international and national solid and capable of channeling way more fairly the benefits of economic growth.