Africa

Polluters Must Pay

Global Insights: In Their Own Words
Jeffrey D. Sachs |  November 29, 2012
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
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From Resource Curse to Blessing

Global Insights: In Their Own Words
Joseph E. Stiglitz |  August 13, 2012
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?
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Is Africa the Next China?

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Rebecca McReynolds |  July 25, 2012
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.
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The Economics of Disaster

Global Insights: Perspective
Justin Yifu Lin |  March 6, 2012
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.
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Brain-Drain Panic Returns, This Time to Africa

Global Insights: Perspective
Jagdish Bhagwati |  February 7, 2012
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.
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The African Land Grab: Here’s How to Make It Right

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Sharon Kahn |  December 12, 2011
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.
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Solving Poverty: It’s in the Data

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Sharon kahn |  October 5, 2011
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?
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After the Unthinkable

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Sharon Kahn |  May 9, 2011
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.
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Exclusive Report: World Economies in 2011 and Beyond

Global Insights: Analysis
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.
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“Losing hundreds of millions of dollars was the right thing to do”

Global Insights: In Their Own Words
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.
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