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Abdoul Salam Bello

Abdoul Salam Bello

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Abdoul Salam Bello is Executive Director of the Africa Group II at the World Bank Group Board of Directors.

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  1. Official Development Assistance Must Recognize Countries’ Vulnerabilities
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    Official Development Assistance Must Recognize Countries’ Vulnerabilities

    Feb 6, 2024 Patrick Guillaumont, et al. urge multilateral lenders to consider countries’ structural vulnerabilities when allocating funds.

  2. The World Bank in a New World
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    The World Bank in a New World

    Apr 13, 2023 Wempi Saputra, et al. explain what the organization and its members must do to promote a sustainable and inclusive future for all.

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    Is Blockchain Ready for Primetime?

    Josh Burek considers whether the technology has checked all the boxes needed to achieve wider adoption.
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    Russia Will Honor Navalny Someday

    Carl Bildt

    Although the circumstances surrounding Alexei Navalny’s sudden death point directly to Kremlin culpability, there is little doubt that his legacy will live on, instilling fear in President Vladimir Putin’s corrupt regime. No other opposition figure has been as effective at inspiring ordinary Russians.

    reflects on the murdered opposition leader’s success in challenging Vladimir Putin’s regime.
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    Europe Is Home Alone

    Joschka Fischer thinks the threats to European security have become too great for the status quo to bear.
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    Economic Possibilities for Our Overworked Grandchildren

    Kaushik Basu shows how it is possible to redistribute income from the rich to the poor without undermining individual incentives.
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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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    Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?

    Daniela Schwarzer

    At this year’s Munich Security Conference, European leaders missed yet another opportunity to show how they plan to strengthen NATO’s European pillar and develop a robust European defense industry. Yet with the prospect of another Donald Trump presidency looming, there can be no room for such failures.

    laments the lack of a strong, coordinated message at the latest Munich Security Conference.
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    Rethinking Inequality in Latin America

    Ana María Ibáñez highlights new research showing that the problem is neither as predictable nor as static as many believe.
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    Africa’s Shifting Economic Paradigm

    Rabah Arezki urges policymakers to pursue reforms to promote competition and boost domestic consumption.
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    The Case for Mission-Driven Climate Finance

    Bogolo Kenewendo argues that Africa has the ideas, ambition, and capacity to implement green solutions – just not the funding.

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