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Brahima Coulibaly

Brahima Coulibaly

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Brahima Coulibaly is Vice President and Director of the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution.

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  1. The Unfinished Agenda of Financing Africa’s COVID-19 Response
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    The Unfinished Agenda of Financing Africa’s COVID-19 Response

    Sep 7, 2020 Brahima Coulibaly, et al. propose how to close a funding gap that could reach $100 billion annually for the next three years.

  2. An Interview with Brahima Coulibaly
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    An Interview with Brahima Coulibaly

    Jun 16, 2020 Brahima Coulibaly considers how Africa can get more from globalization, emphasizes the importance of job creation on the continent, and warns that, without adequate international support during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no “best-case scenario” for African economies.

  3. Education Is Crucial to Africa’s COVID-19 Response
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    Education Is Crucial to Africa’s COVID-19 Response

    Jun 4, 2020 Jean-Marc Bernard, et al. offer four reasons why maintaining spending on schools will help the continent to tackle the pandemic.

  4. Africa Needs Debt Relief to Fight COVID-19
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    Africa Needs Debt Relief to Fight COVID-19

    Apr 9, 2020 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala & Brahima Coulibaly call for an immediate two-year moratorium on payments to give governments the fiscal space they need.

  5. Making Globalization Work for Africa
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    Making Globalization Work for Africa

    May 30, 2019 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala & Brahima Coulibaly ask why the ratio of African incomes to those in advanced economies has fallen since the early 1980s.

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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.
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    Hide the Swastikas

    Ian Buruma examines the renaissance and governing prospects of Europe’s far-right political parties.

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