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Carl Manlan

Carl Manlan

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Carl Manlan is Vice President of Inclusive Impact and Sustainability at Visa CEMEA.

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  1. Mobilizing Corporate Assets for Sustainable Development
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    Mobilizing Corporate Assets for Sustainable Development

    Oct 10, 2022 Carl Manlan calls for more private investment in small and medium-size enterprises, especially those run by women.

  2. Africa’s Human-Capital Imperative
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    Africa’s Human-Capital Imperative

    Jun 28, 2021 Carl Manlan reminds policymakers that public health is a prerequisite for economic prosperity and resilience.

  3. An Interview with Carl Manlan
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    An Interview with Carl Manlan

    Jun 15, 2021 Carl Manlan

  4. Kick-Starting FDI in Africa
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    Kick-Starting FDI in Africa

    Dec 15, 2020 Carl Manlan & Efosa Ojomo explain why the continent's massive diaspora is crucial to future investment, innovation, and growth.

  5. An Interview with Carl Manlan
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    An Interview with Carl Manlan

    Oct 20, 2020 Carl Manlan redefines “equitable growth” for the African context, urges the IMF to make greater use of Special Drawing Rights, and explains why going cashless depends on women.

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    The Language of Political Control

    Robert Skidelsky views recent linguistic innovations as manipulative efforts to compel “correct” thought and perception.
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    Globalization vs. Democracy

    Kaushik Basu highlights the contradictions and vulnerabilities inherent in the current international order.
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    The West’s New Infrastructure Imperative

    Diane Coyle explains why a broader conception of the term could reflect a renewed interest in investing in the future.
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    An Iran-Israel War?

    Iran’s mass ballistic missile and drone attack on Israel last week raised anew the specter of a widening Middle East war that draws in Iran and its proxies, as well as Western countries like the United States. The urgent need to defuse tensions – starting by ending Israel’s war in Gaza and pursuing a lasting political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – is obvious, but can it be done?

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    What a Climate-Aligned IMF Would Look Like

    Mohamed Nasheed & Rakesh Mohan explain how the managing director can fully position the institution to help the most vulnerable countries.
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    The Key to Transforming African Health

    Jayati Ghosh highlights efforts to foster scientific innovation and drug manufacturing on the continent.
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    China’s Rebalancing Imperative

    Stephen S. Roach

    The most successful development stories almost always involve major shifts in the sources of economic growth, which in turn allow economies to reinvent themselves out of necessity or by design. In China, the interplay of mounting external pressures, lagging household consumption, and falling productivity will increasingly shape China’s policy choices in the years ahead.

    explains why the Chinese authorities should switch to a consumption- and productivity-led growth model.
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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami

    Designing a progressive anti-violence strategy that delivers the safety for which a huge share of Latin Americans crave is perhaps the most difficult challenge facing many of the region’s governments. But it is also the most important.

    urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.

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