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Homi Kharas

Homi Kharas

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Homi Kharas is a senior fellow at the Center for Sustainable Development at the Brookings Institution.

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  1. How to Balance Debt and Development
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    How to Balance Debt and Development

    Jul 2, 2021 Homi Kharas & Meagan Dooley urge policymakers to address two collective-action problems that markets cannot resolve on their own.

  2. Latin America’s Missing Middles
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    Latin America’s Missing Middles

    Aug 21, 2019 Jaana Remes & Homi Kharas say new digital technologies could boost the region's flagging economic growth and make it more inclusive.

  3. The Leader the World Bank Needs
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    The Leader the World Bank Needs

    Jan 15, 2019 Homi Kharas & Eswar Prasad hope the organization's next president will be someone who embraces the full ambition and scope of its mission.

  4. Education for Fragile States
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    Education for Fragile States

    Sep 18, 2018 Homi Kharas & Rebecca Winthrop make the case that the path to lasting stability and prosperity begins in quality schools.

  5. Can Smart Cities Be Equitable?
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    Can Smart Cities Be Equitable?

    Jun 7, 2018 Homi Kharas & Jaana Remes explain how to prevent digitally-driven urban planning and services from fueling inequality.

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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.
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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.
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    The Middle East Needs a Ceasefire Now

    Daoud Kuttab explains why the latest escalation could lead to a truce instead of an all-out military showdown.
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    Overcoming the Development-Project Implementation Gap

    Jorge Moreira da Silva highlights ways to strengthen the International Development Association’s already-powerful impact.
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    Developing Countries’ Liquidity Crisis Is Not Over

    Ishac Diwan & Vera Songwe urge global policymakers to prevent mass insolvency and finance urgent climate projects.
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    America’s Manufacturing Renaissance Will Create Few Good Jobs

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    Many countries’ recent experiences show that boosting manufacturing employment is like chasing a fast-receding target. Automation and skill-biased technology have made it extremely unlikely that manufacturing can be the labor-absorbing activity it once was, which means that the future of “good jobs” must be created in services.

    shows why policies to boost employment in the twenty-first century ultimately must focus on services.
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    Minxin Pei on China’s economy, surveillance state, repression of dissent, and more

    Minxin Pei doubts China’s government is willing to do what is needed to restore growth, describes the low-tech approaches taken by the country’s vast security apparatus, considers the Chinese social-credit system’s repressive potential, and more.
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    Who Should Decide If It’s Genocide?

    David Alton, et al. urge British policymakers to take a proactive approach to addressing mass-atrocity crimes.

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