Daboub: Job Creation Best Tool to Eliminate Poverty

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GAIN Founding CEO Dr. Juan José Daboub as featured on PovertyCure.org

GAIN Founding CEO Dr. Juan José Daboub was recently featured in the website Poverty Cure, From Aid to Enterprise. Daboub discusses how private sector investment and job creation are key to reducing poverty.

Sharing QPM in El Salvador“The reason you want to open up the economy, the reason you want to have fiscal responsibility, the reason you want to have microeconomic stability, the reason you want to liberalize trade, the reason you want to privatize companies, is so that people have the opportunity of taking destiny into their owns hands so that you can reduce poverty by creating opportunities,” said Dr. Daboub in the article

Dr. Daboub also spoke about economic improvements in his home country of El Salvador between 1989 and 2004. From 1999 to 2004, Dr. Daboub served concurrently as El Salvador’s Minister of Finance and as Chief of Staff to President Francisco Flores.

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Photo above: Farmer Francisca Liliana Melgar (left), of Lomas de Santiago, El Salvador, and agroecologist Mario César Ventura, of the El Salvador National Center of Agriculture, Livestock, and Forestry Technology explain to visitors how they tested the quality protein maize hybrid “Oro Blanco” (Photo courtesy International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Creative Commons)