Africa

Tunisia's Fight for Democracy

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Sharon Kahn |  April 8, 2014
The new Prime Minister explains how revolution is leading to freedom and a country of laws
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Women and the World Economy

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Christine Lagarde |  November 3, 2013
Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, says the glass ceiling is only part of the gender inequality problem. The broader question: do women have the same opportunities to participate in labor markets in the first place?
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Four Things You Thought You Knew About Africa

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Sharon Kahn |  September 26, 2013
You may think you know the world’s largest continent as a place of spotty governance and unreliable infrastructure. But there are pockets of progress that represent real opportunity for forward-thinking investors.
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East Asia's Lessons for Africa

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Joseph E. Stiglitz |  October 15, 2013
While the rest of the world obsesses over Europe’s economic travails, America’s political paralysis, and the growth slowdown in China and other emerging markets, there remains a region — Sub-Saharan Africa — where poverty is almost the rule, not the exception
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How to Spot a Breakout Nation

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Sharon Kahn |  May 17, 2013
Looking for the next hot emerging market? Two indicators can point you in the right direction — but two others will lead you astray.
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Made in Africa

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Sharon Kahn |  April 29, 2013
Africa has long been a producer of raw materials that are shipped elsewhere for processing. But factories are now being establish on home soil, a move that could ultimately push the continent out of poverty.
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Africa on the Verge

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Sharon Kahn |  April 12, 2013
Africa has always been a metaphor for the planet: An Eden rich in natural resources and startling beauty; a hell wracked by manmade plagues of war, corruption, famine, and disease. It’s a continent of untold promise and home to repetitive, often heartbreaking, disappointment. Now all the promise seems poised to become reality.
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The World Economy: What Now?

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February 13, 2013
Watch a webcast of this very special symposium featuring Glenn Hubbard, Joseph Stiglitz, Shang-Jin Wei, José Antonio Ocampo, and Richard Clarida.
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The Post-Crisis Crisis

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Joseph E. Stiglitz |  January 28, 2013
An economic and political system that does not deliver for most citizens is not sustainable in the long run, says Nobel Laureate and Chazen Advisor Joseph E. Stiglitz.
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Polluters Must Pay

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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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