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Sustainable development

Development which can continue over a long time

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Taken root

Started to be accepted

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Allocating

Giving to be used for a particular purpose

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Development grants

Money to help development

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Pursuing

Following

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Eradicate

Completely get rid of something bad

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Burden

A heavy load that you carry

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Alleviate

To make something bad such as pain or problems less severe

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Incur

To experience something, usually something unpleasant, as a result of actions you have taken

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Relief

A feeling of happiness that something unpleasant has not hapoened or has ended

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Ease

To make or become less severe, difficult, unpleasant, painful, etc

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Restrictive practices

The placing of unfair restrictions, e.g. Limiting imports

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Embargoes

Total prohibitions on importing/exporting certain goods

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War-torn

Severely damaged by a long war, especially between different groups from the same country

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Ailing

Experiencing difficulty and problems

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Devaluation/revaluation

Reduction/increase in value against other currencies

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Recession

A period when the economy of a country is not successful and conditions for business are bad

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Emerge

To appear by coming out of something or out from behind something

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Double-dip

Recession which ends and then begins again after a short time

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Slump in prices

Serious fall/collapse in prices

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Boost the economy

Give the economy a lift