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The COVID-19 Crisis

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    How to Save the Pandemic Treaty

    Mariana Mazzucato explains what it will take to prevent or minimize the costs of future contagious outbreaks like COVID-19.
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    Open Letter

    Delivering the Pandemic Accord the World Needs

    Helen Clark, et al. urge global leaders to reach an agreement on prevention, preparedness, and response by May.
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    Empowering the Pandemic Accord

    Gordon Brown warns that lies could undermine efforts to create a global pact for fighting infectious-disease outbreaks.
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    Lessons from Lower-Income Countries’ COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

    Ann Lindstrand, et al. show how innovative and tailored strategies increased immunization coverage in hard-to-reach communities.
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    Pandemic or Not, Medical Oxygen Remains Essential

    Peter Sands touts recent efforts to ensure that low- and middle-income countries have access to a life-saving tool.
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    Zero-COVID’s Long Tail

    Nancy Qian considers the lasting economic and social effects of China’s three years of draconian lockdowns.
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    To Prevent the Next Pandemic, Follow the Science

    Marisa Peyre, et al. outline several steps policymakers can take to restore trust in expertise and increase transparency.
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    Unlocking Health Technology’s Potential for All

    Mariana Mazzucato explains how to ensure more equitable global access to critical innovations like mRNA vaccines.
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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.
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    The Middle East Needs a Ceasefire Now

    Daoud Kuttab explains why the latest escalation could lead to a truce instead of an all-out military showdown.
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    Overcoming the Development-Project Implementation Gap

    Jorge Moreira da Silva highlights ways to strengthen the International Development Association’s already-powerful impact.
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    Developing Countries’ Liquidity Crisis Is Not Over

    Ishac Diwan & Vera Songwe urge global policymakers to prevent mass insolvency and finance urgent climate projects.
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    America’s Manufacturing Renaissance Will Create Few Good Jobs

    Dani Rodrik

    Many countries’ recent experiences show that boosting manufacturing employment is like chasing a fast-receding target. Automation and skill-biased technology have made it extremely unlikely that manufacturing can be the labor-absorbing activity it once was, which means that the future of “good jobs” must be created in services.

    shows why policies to boost employment in the twenty-first century ultimately must focus on services.
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    Minxin Pei on China’s economy, surveillance state, repression of dissent, and more

    Minxin Pei doubts China’s government is willing to do what is needed to restore growth, describes the low-tech approaches taken by the country’s vast security apparatus, considers the Chinese social-credit system’s repressive potential, and more.
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    Who Should Decide If It’s Genocide?

    David Alton, et al. urge British policymakers to take a proactive approach to addressing mass-atrocity crimes.
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    The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need

    Joaquim Levy, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank can rise to current global challenges.

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