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Date: 2017-04-24 Page is: DBtxt001.php L0700-RE-STRANDS

REPORTING ENTITIES ... STREAMS
STREAMS / STRANDS / STRINGS CAUSE MULTIPLE IMPACTS IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS

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STREAMS: MINING / MANUFACTURING / LOGISTICS
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STREAMS / STRANDS / STRINGS
For a global complex interconnected socio-enviro-economic system, it is more convenient to think in terms of STREAMS or STRANDS or STRINGS which flow through many different parts of the system and in the process contribute to progress and maintenance of the system or not.
The Socio-Enviro-Economic System (SEES) is complex and linked together by the PRODUCTS that flow through the system through a chain of PROCESSES run by ORGANIZATIONS in a variety of PLACES and used by PEOPLE to maontain and improve their QUALITY OF LIFE.
The purpose of TVIA is to provide a framework of metrics that makes it possible to have coherent compehensive measures for progress and performance for ALL of these STREAMS. STRANDS, STRINGS, FLOWS or CHAINS.
PROCESS
PROCESS is at the core of every NODE in the Socio-Envire-Economic System and therefore a critical element in determing the efficiency of the system
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ACADEMIA / UNIVERSITIES / RESEARCH
A critical component of a successful 21st century knowledge economy
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ACADEMIA
Potentially a source of a lot of knowledge, but much of the work is academic without being valuable.
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AGRICULTURE >>> FOOD >>> HUMAN HEALTH / WELLNESS >>> ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION
A stream that flows from NATURAL CAPITAL through CREATED CAPITAL to maintain and improve HUMAN CAPITAL
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AGRICULTURE >>> FOOD >>> HUMAN HEALTH / WELLNESS
Without FOOD, people die. AGRICULTURE is the primary source of FOOD, and therefore vital to the performance of the global socio-enviro-economic system. AGRICULTURE also occupies the largest proportion of LAND, and is associated with the conversion of LAND from natural bio-services to food production.
Agriculture is a key driver of prosperity. Agriculture in the “north” has high yields while in the “south”, too much of agriculture remains little better than subsistence farming with very low yields
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ISSUES in the AGRICULTURE SECTOR
Some of the articles published about issues in agriculture during the last few years
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AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD
Chapter 4 of the Burgess Book. This includes Crop Agriculture, Livestock and Range Management, Fisheries, Food etc. ...
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Chapter 4. Sectors: Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
This chapter expands on the many components of these sectors including:
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Crop Agriculture
Livestock agriculture
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Post harvest processing
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AIR / ATMOSPHERE >>> CLIMATE SYSTEMS >>> ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Air and the atmosphere are part of NATURAL CAPITAL, essential for a healthy life and a climate equilibrium that has been supporting humankind for many thousands of years.
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AIR
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ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT >>> HUMAN CAPITAL / QUALITY OF LIFE
Undervalued but something of vital importance in a post industrial economy
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ECONOMIC TRANSACTIONS >>> BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
A service to facilitate economic transactions ... a lubricant but NOT a fuel nor the engine
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BANKING AND FINANCE
Hugely profitable, but services essential to the “south” are not available because the profits not big enough.
BANKING
BANKING is a STRAND in the modern socio-enviro-economic system. There is a widely held belief that the banking sector creates wealth, but this is not real. The banking sector merely consolidates wealth created in other sectors and enables the concentration of wealth by those who are in positions of power and influence.
BANKING is a lubricant for the functioning of the socio-enviro-economic, but neither the engine for the system nor the fuel!
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Insurance sector.
Insurance is an industry whose purpose if to address the issue of risk, and enable risk to be managed because financial provisions have been made.

Chapter 7. Sectors: Service Sectors
This chapter expands on the many components of these sectors including:
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Banking and insurance
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CHILDREN'S EDUCATION
The education of children sets the stage for the future of a society
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EDUCATION
The education sector is critical to the future performance of the economy, but badly underfunded and good education is far from being accessible to all.
Education sector
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Chapter 7. Sectors: Service Sectors
This chapter expands on the many components of these sectors including:
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Banking and insurance
Healthcare
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CONSTRUCTION
The link between the infrastructure we have and the new infrastructure we will have
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CONSTRUCTION
Local construction companies ought to be a driver of local economic performance, but they are often displaced by outside contractors.

Chapter 5. Sectors: Industrial Sector
This chapter expands on the many components of these sectors including:
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Mining
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ENERGY
Energy enabled the industrial revolution and continues to be a key foundation for a modern economy
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ENERGY
ENERGY
An essential STRAND in the modern socio-enviro-economic system. The performance of the ENERGY SECTOR is a critical component in the overall performance of the global socio-enviro-economic system
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ENERGY
There are many ENERGY ISSUES in the functioning of the modern economy, and also in its increasing dysfunction
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Enterprise sector.
A simple way to describe the private for profit organizations that can be the driver of sustainable socio-economic progress.

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FOOD
A vital input for a person's survival ... good nutrition contributes to wellness and quality of life
THE FOOD STREAM
PRODUCTS: Fruit / Vegetables / Meat / Processed Food / Junk Food
THE FOOD STREAM
PRODUCTS: Fruit / Vegetables / Meat / Processed Food / Junk Food
THE FOOD STREAM
FOOD ... YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!
For most of history, mankind has been short of food ... but in recent years there has been enough food now for everyone, yet the distribution of food means too many remain hungry and others choose to eat foods that is addictive, lack in nutritional and bad for wellness
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FOOD
Without FOOD, people die. FOOD is a global sector / industry that is foundational to the survival of society. The production of FOOD is a global industry, a STRAND that flows through every part of the global socio-enviro-economic system
FOOD
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FOOD
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FOREST
An essential part of the global ecosystem ... habitat for biodiversity and important for climate control
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Forestry sector

Pulp and Paper
Navigation for resources related to Pulp and Paper
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GOVERNMENT
An essential part of a civilized society and important for the performance of the system
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GOVERNANCE ... GOVERNMENT
Chapter 2 of the Burgess Book. This includes Policy Administrations, Government Accounting, Public Finance etc. ...
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GOVERNMENT
This ought to be facilitating socio-economic progress, but too much is constraining progress. Not enough accounting and accountability.
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Chapter 2. Sectors: Governance ... Government
This chapter expands on the many components of these sectors including:
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The legislative functions of government
The executive functions of government
The enforcement of law and order

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS STREAM
PRODUCTS: Good food / Addictions / Toxins / Recreation
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HEALTH
The health sector is critical to the health of the population, and seriously underfunded in the face of some pandemic health issues.
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Health sector.
The health sector is critical to the health of the population, and seriously underfunded in the face of some pandemic health issues.
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Health ... Malaria
The health sector is critical to the health of the population, and seriously underfunded in the face of some pandemic health issues.
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Chapter 7. Sectors: Service Sectors
This chapter expands on the many components of these sectors including:
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Banking and insurance
Healthcare
Education

HOUSING
Shelter is an essential basic need
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Housing sector.
Housing is a sector that can be a useful driver of economic progress. There is a big need for affordable housing, especially in urban areas.

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INFRASTRUCTURE
Infrastructure makes a major contribution to the performance of the socio-enviro-economic system
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INFRASTRUCTURE
Chapter 3 of a draft Burgess Book from 2008. This includes Housing, Seaports, Airports, Roads and Bridges, Telecom and Internet, Electricity, Water etc. ...
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INFRASTRUCTURE
Getting infrastructure upgraded can be a driver of the economy, but only if it is done with some understanding of the dynamics of development and the damage caused by economic distortion.
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Chapter 3. Sectors: Infrastructure
This chapter expands on the many components of these sectors including:
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Elements of the transport infrastructure
Elements of the communications infrastructure
Elements of the energy infrastructure
Elements of the housing and real estate infrastructure


INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT / HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE
An important complement to national security and essential for a better world for everyone

Civil war / Genocide / Hunger / Poverty / Homelessness / Devastation
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Relief and development sector.
A shorthand to cover all the activities of the official relief and development organizations, governments, NGOs, etc. that work on disaster relief and socio-economic progress.

TRADE
Trade is a major link for the global socio-enviro-economic system
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International trade sector.
There needs to be a lot more of fair (equitable) trade than merely free trade.

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JOBS / EMPLOYMENT
The link that enables a person to contribute to society AND pay for quality of life
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JOBS / EMPLOYMENT
Where there is employment and well paying jobs, and a lot of economic. social and relief and development problems go away. This ought to be a major priority but there is a lot of misunderstanding about what is jobe creation and what is job destruction.
EMPLOYMENT
An essential STRAND in the modern socio-enviro-economic system
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EMPLOYMENT
A big ISSUE in the functioning of the modern economy, and also in its increasing dysfunction
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KNOWLEDGE / TECHNOLOGY
A fundamental constraint on progress and performance ... but way ahead of decision makers and investors
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LAND
Land is a component of NATURAL CAPITAL, and a limitation on growth and the performance of the socio-enviro-economic system
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LAND
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LAW
Rule of law is a foundation for socio-enviro-economic stability and performance
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LEGAL AND JUSTICE SECTOR
Too often underfunded and unable to function well. Not well integrated with traditional systems of justice.

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MANUFACTURING PROCESSES / PRODUCTION
The efficiency of manufacturing processes determines a lot about both society and the environment
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INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION
Chapter 5 of a draft Burgess Book from 2008. This includes Energy (oil and gas, electricity, coal, renewables) Minerals and Mining, Manufacturing, Construction, etc. ...
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Chapter 5. Sectors: Industrial Sector
This chapter expands on the many components of these sectors including:
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Mining
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MEDIA / NEWS / INFORMATION
The 4th Estate and a vital part of a healthy society
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Manufacturing sector.
The sector can be a valuable part of the economic mix. It is not going to be success except in places that commit to an efficient economic environment.

MILITARY / MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
A critical part of national security, but only a part
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MILITARY
More sunlight is needed in connection with military equipment and supplies and how they are used.
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MINING / NATURAL RESOURCE EXTRACTION
An essential part of the PRODUCT stream, with important impact on the natural environment
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MINING SECTOR
A sector that ought to produce huge value for the “south”, but it needs work to allow it to achieve value for the “south”
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OCEANS
Part of NATURAL CAPITAL and a critical part of the biosphere and natural circulations
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OCEANS
Transport is part of the infrastructure that is in great disrepair in the “south” and costly to the society.
Fisheries sector.
A potentially valuable sector in the “south”, but often the bulk of the value is exported by commercial fisheries agreements that are bad for the “south”

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POLICE
POLICE ... the thin blue line that is so important for domestic safety and a civil society
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POLICE
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POST USE WASTE CHAIN
WASTE MANAGEMENT / CIRCULAR ECONOMY / RECYCLING
Food waste
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POST USE WASTE CHAIN
WASTE is a
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PRODUCT
STUFF THAT IS ESSENTIAL FOR QUALITY OF LIFE FOR PEOPLE
Vegetables / Meat / Water / Clothes / Energy / Drugs /

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PRODUCTS
PRODUCTS are a key link between the PLANET or Natural Capital and People or Human Capital. Product is both goods and services, and it is these that deliver people what they need to improve and maintain their quality of life and standard of living
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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Professional services are essentially overhead and too much a drag on socio-enviro-economic performance
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Accountancy.
Accountancy is ... TO COME
Architecture.
TO COME
Engineering Consultancy
TO COME
Law
TO COME
Medicine
TO COME
Public Relations
TO COME

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RECREATION / SPORTS
Important for quality of life
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RETAIL
The critical interaction involving the product and the eventual buyer that will use the product
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Retail sector.
Look at the retail sector and a lot can be learned about the state of socio-economic progress.

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SERVICE SECTORS
Chapter 7 of the Burgess Book. These sectors include health, education, sanitation, police, etc. ...
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SKILLS TRAINING
A complementary aspect of education
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Social sectors.
These sectors include health, education, etc. that are needed to improve the status of the population.

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TECHNOLOGY
Knowledge and technology has been the enabler of progress for all of humankind, and never moreso than now
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TECHNOLOGY
Knowledge and technology has been the enabler of progress for all of humankind, and never moreso than now
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TELECOM / COMMUNICATIONS
Telecom and communications can be the foundation for an informed knowledge economy, or a channel for massive misinformation
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Telecom sector.
The telecom sector has evolved a lot in the recent years, and change continues. Getting relief and development friendly telecom is critical to success.
Africa / Telecom
2012 ... Top Ten largest telecom companies in Africa
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TRADE / TRANSPORT / LOGISTICS
Travel and tourism can be a way for the world to come together
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Wholesale and distribution sector.
Wholesale and distribution is highly efficient in the “north” and a tremendous constrain in the “south”.

TRADE
Import-Export , Wholesale Distribution and Retail
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TRANSPORT
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LOGISTICS
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SECTOR: TRADE AND LOGISTICS
Chapter 6 of a draft Burgess Book from 2008. This includes TRADE (international, wholesale, retail, informal, regulations, etc.) and LOGISTICAL SERVICES (everything to do with transport). This chapter expands on the many components of these sectors including:
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Ocean and air shipping
Ports and airports
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TRAVEL AND TOURISM
Travel and tourism can be a way for the world to come together
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Tourism sector.
Tourism has great potential for the “south” but it needs management and development of destinations.

Chapter 5. Sectors: Industrial Sector
This chapter expands on the many components of these sectors including:
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Mining
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Construction
Tourism

TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS
Essential for global trade
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TRANSPORT
Transport is part of the infrastructure that is in great disrepair in the “south” and costly to the society.
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LOGISTICS
Logistics has emerged as a sector in its own right from the integration of information technology, various modes of transportation, warehousing and distribution.

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WASTE
Water is part of NATURAL CAPITAL and essential for life but potable water is scarce and insufficient for unlimited exploitation
Landfill / Food Waste
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WASTE
Waste is one of the biggest inefficiencies in the modern socio-enviro-economic system. Waste exists at every stage of the supply chain, during the various manufacturing processes, during the use of the product and then in the post use waste cycle.
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WATER AND SANITATION
Water is part of NATURAL CAPITAL and essential for life but potable water is scarce and insufficient for unlimited exploitation
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WATER
Water is sometimes considered as a separate sector because of its vital importance to the viability of the area
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Natural resources sector.
Natural resources of all sorts are abundant in the “south” but not exploited much for the benefit of the “south” but mainly for the benefit of foreign investors and their foreign staff.

Public sector, private sector.
If it is government it is the public sector, if it is not, it is the private sector.

Luxury sector.
This sector has a high profit derived from the huge disposable income of people with great wealth. Mainly involved with obscenely expensive baubles and toys.

Productive sector.
These sectors include mining, manufacturing, agriculture, fisheries, etc. that make things needed for society locally or internationally.



BURGESS BOOK DRAFT - SECTOR BOOK

Chapter 1. Sector Perspective
This chapter describes the importance of a multi-sector approach ... how a single sector initiative frequently fails because some other sector is not functional. This chapter also highlights the importance of sector specific technical capacity.
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Chapter 8. A lot more issues ... afterword
This chapter starts the dialog about how sector activity should be incorporated into activities to progress society and the economy.
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BURGESS BOOK DRAFT - SECTOR BOOK

Chapter 1. Sector Perspective
This chapter describes the importance of a multi-sector approach ... how a single sector initiative frequently fails because some other sector is not functional. This chapter also highlights the importance of sector specific technical capacity.
Open bk0020100

Chapter 2. Sectors: Governance ... Government
This chapter expands on the many components of these sectors including:
Open bk0020200
The legislative functions of government
The executive functions of government
The enforcement of law and order

Chapter 3. Sectors: Infrastructure
This chapter expands on the many components of these sectors including:
Open bk0020300
Elements of the transport infrastructure
Elements of the communications infrastructure
Elements of the energy infrastructure
Elements of the housing and real estate infrastructure

Chapter 4. Sectors: Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
This chapter expands on the many components of these sectors including:
Open bk0020400
Crop Agriculture
Livestock agriculture
Fisheries
Post harvest processing
Post harvest marketing

Chapter 5. Sectors: Industrial Sector
This chapter expands on the many components of these sectors including:
Open bk0020500
Mining
Manufacturing
Construction
Tourism

Chapter 6. Sectors: Trade and Logistics
This chapter expands on the many components of these sectors including:
Open bk0020600
Ocean and air shipping
Ports and airports
Warehousing
Internal rail and truck
Wholesale
Retail

Chapter 7. Sectors: Service Sectors
This chapter expands on the many components of these sectors including:
Open bk0020700
Banking and insurance
Healthcare
Education

Chapter 8. A lot more issues ... afterword
This chapter starts the dialog about how sector activity should be incorporated into activities to progress society and the economy.
Open bk0020800




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