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Acha Leke

Acha Leke

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Acha Leke is a senior partner in McKinsey & Company's Johannesburg office.

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  1. The Economic Potential of Gender Parity for Africa
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    The Economic Potential of Gender Parity for Africa

    Nov 26, 2019 Acha Leke & Lohini Moodley explain how creating more opportunities for women could yield massive dividends for the entire continent.

  2. Africa Still Rising
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    Africa Still Rising

    Sep 16, 2016 Donald P. Kaberuka & Acha Leke remain optimistic about the continent's economic prospects, despite recent setbacks.

  3. Reigniting South African Growth
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    Reigniting South African Growth

    Nov 13, 2015 Acha Leke & Michael Katz argue that the country's economic hope lies in Sub-Saharan Africa's rapidly growing markets.

  4. The Other Nigeria
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    The Other Nigeria

    Jul 17, 2014 Paul Collier & Acha Leke outline the steps Nigeria must take to reach its considerable economic potential.

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    Debunking Solar Geoengineering

    Lili Fuhr argues that solar geoengineering is no substitute for phasing out fossil fuels.
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    What China’s Zero-COVID Drama Foreshadows

    Nancy Qian thinks the recent protests – and the government's response – point to a broader political challenge.
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    The Double Transformation

    Diane Coyle urges antitrust regulators to update their thinking to accommodate the net-zero transition.
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    Revitalizing the Struggle for Human Rights

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    Around the world, indicators of the strength of democracy and the protection of human rights have been falling, even in countries that have long championed such values. But while pessimists have the wind at their back, optimists still have the stronger argument.

    offers eight principles to guide advocates as they try to put progress back on track.
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    The Zero-COVID Revolution?

    After tens of thousands of Chinese took to the streets in cities throughout the country, China’s government has begun to loosen pandemic restrictions. But, while an exit from the controversial zero-COVID policy was long overdue, the path ahead is strewn with pitfalls, and hopes for a sustained wave of Chinese popular resistance are likely misplaced.

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    What US Leadership Can Do for Nature

    Russ Feingold shows how America can contribute to conservation despite its failure to ratify the biodiversity convention.
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    The Global Climate-Finance Challenge

    Vera Songwe, et al. show how to mobilize the funding developing countries will need to avert the worst effects of global warming.
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    All Pain and No Gain from Higher Interest Rates

    Joseph E. Stiglitz explains why the current demand-focused approach to taming inflation is all wrong.
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    Ending the Austerity Pandemic

    Isabel Ortiz & Matthew Cummins warn that governments are returning to the same failed belt-tightening policies of the past.

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