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Achieve universal primary education Ensure that all boys and girls complete a full course of primary schooling. Pupils spend less time to reach school, as well as to collect water, fuel, and food, while high-calibre teachers are more likely to accept posts in rural areas. Furthermore, building materials for schools and education supplies can easily be available in rural areas.

4 per cent, respectively. 4 per cent in 2005. Egypt, Sudan and Tunisia, on the other hand, experienced a slight worsening of their fiscal balances in 2005. In 2006 every country is projected to improve its fiscal balance. Little change is expected in 2007 except for Algeria whose fiscal surplus is expected to decrease somewhat. West Africa In 2005, fiscal balances deteriorated in 9 countries in West Africa. 4 per cent in 2005. 5 percentage points. The projections for 2006 and 2007 are for stable or improving African Economic Outlook overall fiscal balances in most countries.

A. 85 Source: The Heritage Foundation/The Wall Street Journal, 2006 Index of Economic Freedom. © AfDB/OECD 2006 African Economic Outlook 45 Overview 46 revenues and update it regularly. The creation of Burkina Faso’s new High Commission for the Coordination of Anticorruption Activities (HACLS) was met with optimism, and the success of the country’s broader anticorruption strategy is closely tied to the ability of this new body to take on high-profile corruption cases. However, the failure of the government to publish the commission’s 2004 report signals that important challenges still remain.

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