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Akinwumi A. Adesina

Akinwumi A. Adesina

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Akinwumi A. Adesina is President of the African Development Bank.

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  1. 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.

  2. Investors’ Bright Future in Africa
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    Investors’ Bright Future in Africa

    Nov 5, 2018 Akinwumi A. Adesina touts the continent's prospects in terms of economic growth and a much-improved business environment.

  3. A Roadmap for African Industrialization
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    A Roadmap for African Industrialization

    May 31, 2018 Akinwumi A. Adesina highlights how industrial policies, infrastructure investment, and leadership can drive economic transition.

  4. A Truly Global Response to Climate Change
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    A Truly Global Response to Climate Change

    Dec 11, 2017 Akinwumi A. Adesina, et al. reaffirm their institutions' commitment to supporting the implementation of the 2015 Paris agreement.

  5. Confronting Africa’s Water Challenge
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    Confronting Africa’s Water Challenge

    Jun 27, 2017 Akinwumi A. Adesina argues that the key to success is investment in projects that ensure better wastewater management.

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    Trade Unions Can Defeat Europe’s Far Right

    Oliver Roethig explains why stronger trade unions hold the key to countering the rise of extremist parties.
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    Why Republicans Go Crawling Back to Donald Trump

    Reed Galen sees the fecklessness of figures like William Barr as proof of the sorry state of the American political class.
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    Economic Development in an Age of Great-Power Competition

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng considers developing countries’ prospects for boosting competitiveness amid rising US-China trade tensions.
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    Human Capital for the Age of Generative AI

    Simon Johnson & Eric Hazan explain how adoption of the technology could help suitably qualified workers climb the wage ladder.
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    To Fight Climate Change, Protect Healthy Soil

    Juan Lucas Restrepo & Barron Joseph Orr explain how sustainable farming practices can reverse biodiversity loss and transform our food systems.
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    How to Protect the World from the Next Pandemic

    Winnie Byanyima & Joseph E. Stiglitz envision a global accord that applies the lessons of past health crises and includes binding commitments.
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    Strict Separation Is Not the Answer for Palestine and Israel

    Yanis Varoufakis warns against a two-apartheid-state solution that affirms the dangerous principle of ethnic exclusivity.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Disease X

    Tom Achoki, et al. propose several steps governments can take to establish robust and resilient response mechanisms.
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    To Protect Democracy, Protect Exiled Journalists

    Antonio Zappulla highlights the existential threats facing independent news outlets forced to relocate by repressive regimes.

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