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Cecilia Tortajada

Cecilia Tortajada

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Cecilia Tortajada, editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Water Resources Development, is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Water Policy at the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.  

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  1. A COVID-19 Bridge Over Troubled Water?
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    A COVID-19 Bridge Over Troubled Water?

    Jul 20, 2020 Cecilia Tortajada & Asit K. Biswas consider how the pandemic could accelerate progress toward universal access to clean water supplies.

  2. The Evolution of Chinese Corporate Social Responsibility
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    The Evolution of Chinese Corporate Social Responsibility

    Dec 9, 2019 Asit K. Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada examine the country's progress on implementing environmental, social, and governance standards.

  3. Africa’s Manmade Water Crisis
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    Africa’s Manmade Water Crisis

    Feb 20, 2018 Asit K. Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada see crucial lessons for the continent's cities in the imminent shutdown of Cape Town's piped network.

  4. India’s Homemade Food Crisis
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    India’s Homemade Food Crisis

    Aug 8, 2014 Asit K. Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada attribute shortages and undernourishment to widespread wastage of output.

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    A Weak, Uneven Global Recovery

    Eswar Prasad & Caroline Smiltneks explain why domestic political divisions and inflationary pressures jeopardize current market optimism.
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    Will Cambridge Support Free Speech?

    Peter Singer examines the university’s ongoing case against Nathan Cofnas, a research fellow who advocates “race realism.”
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    Can China Get Out of Its Rut?

    China’s authorities have powerful economic-policy levers at their disposal to achieve their 5% growth target this year and to put the economy on a more sustainable long-term growth path. But several trends – from the shift toward state capitalism to population aging to the loss of goodwill between Chinese and Americans – could thwart China’s ambition to join the ranks of high-income countries by mid-century.

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    China Stifles Its Own Debate

    Stephen S. Roach

    For more than two decades, the China Development Forum was a meeting where foreign business, political, and academic leaders could debate the state of the Chinese economy with the country’s highest leaders. But this year’s gathering eschewed open and honest dialogue, in favor of telling only “good stories” about China.

    bemoans the transformation of the country’s most important platform for open dialogue into a schmooze-fest.
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    Leaving Africa’s Colonial-Era Currency Will Be Hard, But May Be Wise

    Peter Doyle considers how exiting the CFA franc zone could benefit Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, despite the challenges.
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    Europe’s War Jitters

    Shlomo Ben-Ami urges EU member states to prepare for the possibility of the US abandoning its NATO commitments.
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    Governments Must Shape AI’s Future

    Mariana Mazzucato & Fausto Gernone

    As with social media, the incentives around AI are aligned for rent extraction, where large companies, acting as intermediaries, amass profits at others’ expense. Governments urgently need to step in to ensure that the technology is being designed and brought to market in ways that will serve the common good.

    urge policymakers to see themselves as proactive participants in technological innovation and market-making.
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    How Guyana Became Latin America’s Leading Development Lab

    Iván Duque Márquez highlights the current government’s unique approach to managing its renewable and non-renewable resources.
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    Beating Back Populists at the Grassroots

    Sławomir Sierakowski interprets the seemingly mixed results of recent municipal and provincial elections in Poland.

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