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Maria Ramos, a former chief executive officer of Absa Group Limited, is a co-chair of the UN Secretary-General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

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  1. Digital Finance for a Fairer Post-Pandemic World
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    Digital Finance for a Fairer Post-Pandemic World

    Sep 3, 2020 Maria Ramos & Achim Steiner identify five ways in which powerful new technologies can enable citizens to drive sustainable development.

  2. The Digital Path to Citizen-Centric Finance
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    The Digital Path to Citizen-Centric Finance

    May 21, 2020 Achim Steiner & Maria Ramos explain how disruptive new technologies can foster more inclusive and sustainable development.

  3. Harnessing the Digital Revolution for Sustainable Development
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    Harnessing the Digital Revolution for Sustainable Development

    Dec 17, 2018 Maria Ramos & Achim Steiner highlight the broad systemic impact on development of innovations like mobile banking and big data.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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