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Hanan Morsy

Hanan Morsy

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Hanan Morsy is Deputy Executive Secretary and Chief Economist at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

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  1. Reforming the Global Debt Architecture
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    Reforming the Global Debt Architecture

    Jul 3, 2023 Hanan Morsy proposes fixing the G20 Common Framework and giving African countries a seat at the policymaking table.

  2. Navigating the “New Normal” for African Schools
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    Navigating the “New Normal” for African Schools

    Mar 26, 2021 Hanan Morsy provides alarming evidence of pandemic-driven closures' impact on human capital and inequality.

  3. How Africa Can Harness the Fourth Industrial Revolution
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    How Africa Can Harness the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Aug 18, 2020 Hanan Morsy calls for an overhaul of education systems to close a persistent and growing skills gap.

  4. Addressing Africa’s Skills Mismatch
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    Addressing Africa’s Skills Mismatch

    Jan 14, 2020 Hanan Morsy identifies three steps the continent's governments should take to reduce mismatches between jobs and skills.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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