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Vera Songwe

Vera Songwe

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Vera Songwe is Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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  1. The Global Climate-Finance Challenge
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    The Global Climate-Finance Challenge

    Dec 8, 2022 Vera Songwe, et al. show how to mobilize the funding developing countries will need to avert the worst effects of global warming.

  2. The Financial System Africa Needs
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    The Financial System Africa Needs

    Jul 13, 2022 Vera Songwe touts a broad array of measures that can support investment and improve debt sustainability on the continent.

  3. A New Model for African Health
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    A New Model for African Health

    May 20, 2022 Mariana Mazzucato & Vera Songwe propose a new holistic approach to designing policies, directing innovation, and investing in people.

  4. The COP26 Africa Needs
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    The COP26 Africa Needs

    Nov 1, 2021 Akinwumi A. Adesina, et al. propose a four-part financial and trade package to help the region tackle the climate crisis.

  5. A Better Normal for Africa
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    A Better Normal for Africa

    Jul 8, 2021 Vera Songwe explains what will be required to make the continent’s economies inclusive, green, and digital.

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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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