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George Lwanda

George Lwanda

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George Lwanda, a regional program and policy adviser with the UNDP Africa Center, is a 2018 Asia Global Fellow at Hong Kong University’s Asia Global Institute and an alumnus of the Mo Ibrahim-SOAS University of London Governance for Development in Africa Initiative.

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  1. Africa’s Disengaged Youth
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    Africa’s Disengaged Youth

    Nov 1, 2019 George Lwanda warns that the continent could be engulfed by its youth bulge, rather than harnessing it to development goals.

  2. Zimbabwe Needs Its Own Cryptocurrency
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    Zimbabwe Needs Its Own Cryptocurrency

    Jun 21, 2019 George Lwanda argues that a blockchain-based system could circumvent the country's yawning credibility gap.

  3. How 5G Can Advance the SDGs
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    How 5G Can Advance the SDGs

    Mar 27, 2019 George Lwanda calls on African governments to seize the opportunities presented by next-generation wireless technology.

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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.

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