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Ishac Diwan

Ishac Diwan

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Ishac Diwan is Research Director at the Finance for Development Lab.

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  1. Developing Countries’ Liquidity Crisis Is Not Over
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    Developing Countries’ Liquidity Crisis Is Not Over

    Apr 16, 2024 Ishac Diwan & Vera Songwe urge global policymakers to prevent mass insolvency and finance urgent climate projects.

  2. Developing Countries Need Debt Relief to Act on Climate Change
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    Developing Countries Need Debt Relief to Act on Climate Change

    Jan 24, 2024 Ishac Diwan & Vera Songwe propose a mechanism for freeing up the fiscal space low-income economies need to invest in green growth.

  3. Bridging the Climate-Development Gap
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    Bridging the Climate-Development Gap

    Sep 26, 2023 Dani Rodrik & Ishac Diwan explain how to free up fiscal space for sustainable development in many low- and middle-income countries.

  4. Growing Out of the Developing-Country Debt Crisis
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    Growing Out of the Developing-Country Debt Crisis

    May 24, 2023 Ishac Diwan & Philippe Le Houérou show how multilateral banks can stave off a cascade of government defaults by scaling up concessional lending.

  5. Rescuing Economic Growth in Highly Indebted Developing Countries
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    Rescuing Economic Growth in Highly Indebted Developing Countries

    Jan 11, 2023 Dani Rodrik, et al. explain what must change to prevent looming debt crises from making poor countries poorer.

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    To Fight Climate Change, Protect Healthy Soil

    Juan Lucas Restrepo & Barron Joseph Orr explain how sustainable farming practices can reverse biodiversity loss and transform our food systems.
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    How to Protect the World from the Next Pandemic

    Winnie Byanyima & Joseph E. Stiglitz envision a global accord that applies the lessons of past health crises and includes binding commitments.
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    Strict Separation Is Not the Answer for Palestine and Israel

    Yanis Varoufakis warns against a two-apartheid-state solution that affirms the dangerous principle of ethnic exclusivity.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Disease X

    Tom Achoki, et al. propose several steps governments can take to establish robust and resilient response mechanisms.
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    To Protect Democracy, Protect Exiled Journalists

    Antonio Zappulla highlights the existential threats facing independent news outlets forced to relocate by repressive regimes.
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    The Economics of Health for All

    Mariana Mazzucato explains why pandemic prevention and preparedness must be embedded in economic policymaking.
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    The Dangerous Incoherence of US Trade Policy

    Stephen S. Roach warns that America’s latest tariffs against China raise the risk of a catastrophic superpower conflict.
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    A New Dawn for US-African Cooperation?

    Vera Songwe identifies three ways that the United States can ultimately help itself by helping the continent.
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    Raghuram G. Rajan and Rohit Lamba on Indian job creation, industrial policy, democracy, and more

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Rohit Lamba argue that India must place the highest priority on creating and owning intellectual property, advocate an alternative to interventionist industrial policies like subsidies, call for the decentralization of Indian governance at every level, and more.

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