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Developing economies: Taking a load off

“There are numerous examples of subsidy reforms that have gone badly,” says Damon Vis-Dunbar, former programme manager at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, a think-tank. “In recent years we have seen significant social unrest in countries like Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen in response to steep increases in fuel prices. That unrest has forced governments to backtrack on reforms.”

February 10, 2015