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Bertrand Badré

Bertrand Badré

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Bertrand Badré, a former managing director of the World Bank, is CEO and Founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital and the author of Can Finance Save the World? (Berrett-Koehler, 2018).

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  1. How to Democratize AI
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    How to Democratize AI

    Feb 7, 2024 Bertrand Badré & Charles Gorintin propose an approach to the technology designed to ensure that its benefits are available to everyone.

  2. Gender Justice Is Climate Justice
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    Gender Justice Is Climate Justice

    Oct 3, 2023 Immaculate Atuhamize & Bertrand Badré explain why equal access to education and resources can help mitigate the effects of the current crisis.

  3. Changing the Culture at the World Bank
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    Changing the Culture at the World Bank

    Jul 12, 2023 Bertrand Badré & Peter Blair Henry outline several steps that its new leadership should take to inspire stakeholders' confidence.

  4. What the Paris Finance Summit Must Do
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    What the Paris Finance Summit Must Do

    Jun 16, 2023 Sébastien Treyer & Bertrand Badré see an opportunity to create the conditions for major global financial reforms in the near future.

  5. Setting the Standard for Climate Finance
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    Setting the Standard for Climate Finance

    Nov 2, 2022 Bertrand Badré & Jingdong Hua show how the international community can best help developing countries meet their clean-energy goals.

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    The Language of Political Control

    Robert Skidelsky views recent linguistic innovations as manipulative efforts to compel “correct” thought and perception.
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    Globalization vs. Democracy

    Kaushik Basu highlights the contradictions and vulnerabilities inherent in the current international order.
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    The West’s New Infrastructure Imperative

    Diane Coyle explains why a broader conception of the term could reflect a renewed interest in investing in the future.
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    An Iran-Israel War?

    Iran’s mass ballistic missile and drone attack on Israel last week raised anew the specter of a widening Middle East war that draws in Iran and its proxies, as well as Western countries like the United States. The urgent need to defuse tensions – starting by ending Israel’s war in Gaza and pursuing a lasting political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – is obvious, but can it be done?

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    What a Climate-Aligned IMF Would Look Like

    Mohamed Nasheed & Rakesh Mohan explain how the managing director can fully position the institution to help the most vulnerable countries.
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    The Key to Transforming African Health

    Jayati Ghosh highlights efforts to foster scientific innovation and drug manufacturing on the continent.
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    China’s Rebalancing Imperative

    Stephen S. Roach

    The most successful development stories almost always involve major shifts in the sources of economic growth, which in turn allow economies to reinvent themselves out of necessity or by design. In China, the interplay of mounting external pressures, lagging household consumption, and falling productivity will increasingly shape China’s policy choices in the years ahead.

    explains why the Chinese authorities should switch to a consumption- and productivity-led growth model.
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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami

    Designing a progressive anti-violence strategy that delivers the safety for which a huge share of Latin Americans crave is perhaps the most difficult challenge facing many of the region’s governments. But it is also the most important.

    urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.

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