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John Prendergast

John Prendergast

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John Prendergast is Co-Founder of The Sentry and the co-author (with Fidel Bafilemba) of Congo Stories.

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  1. Turning Off Congo’s Looting Machine
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    Turning Off Congo’s Looting Machine

    Jul 29, 2022 John Prendergast traces the deep roots of the country’s exploitation and touts long-overdue efforts to ensure accountability.

  2. Accountability and Aid in Ethiopia
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    Accountability and Aid in Ethiopia

    Dec 8, 2021 John Prendergast urges the US and others to take aggressive steps to stop the government from using starvation as a weapon.

  3. Justice in a Hijacked State
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    Justice in a Hijacked State

    Oct 19, 2020 John Prendergast & Nathalia Dukhan propose ways to punish those who are looting – and dismembering – the Central African Republic.

  4. Killer Corruption
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    Killer Corruption

    May 15, 2020 John Prendergast advocates the use of financial tools to ensure that corrupt elites don't undermine COVID-19 responses.

  5. Europe’s Contribution to Peace in Sudan

    Europe’s Contribution to Peace in Sudan

    Jan 2, 2011 George Clooney & John Prendergast

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    Fixing Global Governance

    Gordon Brown explains how to make the G20 and the Bretton Woods institutions fit for purpose once again.
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    The EU Needs Fiscal Union

    Lucrezia Reichlin laments the pro-cyclical bent of the European Commission’s proposed reforms to fiscal rules.
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    The Roots of the Global Water Crisis

    Joshua Castellino explains why overhauling the current economic paradigm is crucial for preserving Earth’s natural systems.
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    The Electric Vehicle Revolution Comes for German Industry

    Dalia Marin explains how Europe can reverse engineer China’s approach to industrial policy.
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    Is Chinese Youth Unemployment As Bad As It Looks?

    Nancy Qian

    China’s exceptional growth in recent decades has influenced the education and career choices of young people and their families. But now that high-skilled jobs are drying up and recent graduates are struggling to find work, there is a growing mismatch between expectations and new realities.

    argues that the rise in joblessness among young people does not spell economic apocalypse for China.
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    Auto Strikes and Climate Change

    Mariana Mazzucato & Damon Silvers explain why the transition to a net-zero economy cannot happen without worker empowerment.
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    The New World Disorder

    Richard Haass highlights the growing threat to international stability and calls for effective cooperation.
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    Latin America’s Growth Conundrum

    Arminio Fraga, et al.

    Since 1960, only a few countries in Latin America have narrowed the gap between their per capita income and that of the United States, while most of the region has lagged far behind. Making up for lost ground will require a coordinated effort, involving both technocratic tinkering and bold political leadership.

    explain what it will take finally to achieve economic convergence with advanced economies.
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    We Need to Talk About Bank Supervision

    Howard Davies thinks the renewed debate over commercial bank capital requirements largely misses the point.

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