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Polluters Must Pay

November 29, 2012

Jeffrey D. Sachs

Sustainable development must not be a mere slogan, but rather an operational approach to global governance and well-being on a strained and crowded planet, argues Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute

Topics: Economic Policy, Africa | Read Article

From Resource Curse to Blessing

August 13, 2012

Joseph E. Stiglitz

New discoveries of natural resources in several African countries raise an important question: Will these windfalls be a blessing that brings prosperity and hope, or a political and economic curse?

Topics: The Middle-Income Trap, Economic Policy, Africa | Read Article

Is Africa the Next China?

July 25, 2012

Rebecca McReynolds

Africa’s commodities boom could be the spark that turns this impoverished continent into the next China. But there is still much to be done to make Africa a global driver of growth.

Topics: The Middle-Income Trap, China, Global Investing, Africa | Read Article

The Economics of Disaster

March 6, 2012

Justin Yifu Lin

On the anniversary of the Japan earthquake that killed 18,000 people, Justin Yifu Lin of the World Bank reflects on our increasing vulnerability to natural disasters -- and offers a surprising preventative.

Topics: Economic Policy, India, Africa | Read Article

Brain-Drain Panic Returns, This Time to Africa

February 7, 2012

Jagdish Bhagwati

Officials in India have long bemoaned the mass exodus of skilled labor to other countries such as the United States. Now, Africa finds itself in the same situation. Jagdish Bhagwati proposes four practical ways to encourage home-grown talent to stay put.

Topics: The Middle-Income Trap, Economic Policy, India, Africa | Read Article

The African Land Grab: Here’s How to Make It Right

December 12, 2011

Sharon Kahn

Foreign direct investment in Africa has pushed aside local interests, say critics. But a distinguished panel of experts argues that Africans need to look out for themselves.

Topics: The Middle-Income Trap, Economic Policy, Global Investing, Africa | Read Article

Solving Poverty: It’s in the Data

October 5, 2011

Sharon kahn

The debate is at the very crux of economic policies on poverty: Should philanthropies, aid organizations, and governments provide funds to push those in extreme poverty out of the poverty trap?

Topics: Economic Policy, Africa | Read Article

After the Unthinkable

May 9, 2011

Sharon Kahn

It's tough enough starting a business, but try launching one in a country shattered by genocide. Four Rwandan women reveal the daring risks they took to become successful entrepreneurs.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Africa | Read Article

Exclusive Report: World Economies in 2011 and Beyond

February 11, 2011

The China growth miracle will continue, but one country could surpass it. A new report by the Chazen Institute offers surprising predictions for who the big winners will be in the coming decade — and which economies will be left behind.

Topics: United States, Economic Policy, China, Asia, Europe, Latin America, India, Global Investing, Africa | Read Article

“Losing hundreds of millions of dollars was the right thing to do”

October 13, 2010

Following the rescue of Chilean miners after their two-month ordeal, Cynthia Carroll, another mining CEO, offers blunt words about the cost of safety.

Topics: Management, Africa | Read Article