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Biniam Bedasso

Biniam Bedasso

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Biniam Bedasso is a senior research associate at the Center for Global Development.

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  1. A Well-Being Agenda for Poor Students
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    A Well-Being Agenda for Poor Students

    Aug 4, 2023 Biniam Bedasso & Susannah Hares implore policymakers and donors to devise and fund school-meal programs to reduce learning poverty.

  2. Shielding Poor Children from the Looming Food Crisis
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    Shielding Poor Children from the Looming Food Crisis

    Mar 15, 2022 Biniam Bedasso advocates international support for the expansion of school-based nutrition programs in developing countries.

  3. Economic Sanctions Won't Bring Peace to Ethiopia
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    Economic Sanctions Won't Bring Peace to Ethiopia

    Jan 26, 2022 Biniam Bedasso & Tilahun Emiru argue that the Biden administration’s suspension of preferential access to US markets will only hurt the poor.

  4. Saving the Future for Ethiopia's Schoolchildren
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    Saving the Future for Ethiopia's Schoolchildren

    Sep 15, 2021 Biniam Bedasso explains why the effects of the country's ongoing civil war will last long after the fighting ends.

  5. How to Share a River
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    How to Share a River

    Sep 10, 2020 Biniam Bedasso & Maria A. Gwynn urge Nile countries to look to South America as they negotiate their dispute over a massive new Ethiopian dam.

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    Banking on the World Bank’s Knowledge

    Wempi Saputra identifies three areas in which the organization’s client countries could use more guidance.
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    The Algorithm and Its Discontents

    Mariana Mazzucato & Ilan Strauss

    Deploying algorithms to maximize user engagement is how Big Tech firms maximize shareholder value, with short-term profits often overriding longer-term business objectives. Now that AI is poised to supercharge the platform economy, new rules and governance structures are urgently needed to safeguard the public.

    propose five principles to ensure that the digital economy serves the public good before short-term profit.
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    Judgment Days for Democracy

    Nicholas Reed Langen suspects that judges will play an increasingly central role in protecting democracy against populist assaults.
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    A Global Cash-Transfer Fund Could End Extreme Poverty

    Cina Lawson & Rory Stewart

    Cash transfers offer a transformative solution to multidimensional poverty, by enhancing dozens of outcomes simultaneously. They have already proven effective, adaptable, and replicable, and now they are becoming more attainable every year with growing mobile coverage and improved digital infrastructure.

    show that the conditions are ripe for deploying lump-sum payments to the world’s poorest people.
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    The Drums of US-China Cyber War

    Stephen S. Roach worries that irrational Sinophobia has become America's new bipartisan political orthodoxy.
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    Japan as Number Four

    Takatoshi Ito hopes the news that the economy has slipped from third place globally will serve as a wake-up call.
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    The Financial March to War

    Harold James explains how currency wars and speculation could feature in today’s great-power conflicts.
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    A Stablecoin Pilot in China?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng see an opportunity in Hong Kong’s efforts to establish a regulatory regime for issuers of the cryptoasset.
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    The War for the West

    Ivan Krastev interviewed by Sławomir Sierakowski about the conflict in Ukraine and the challenges facing Western democracies in a changing world.

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