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Ibrahim Assane Mayaki

Ibrahim Assane Mayaki

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Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, a former prime minister of Niger and CEO of the African Union Development Agency, is the African Union Special Envoy for Food Systems.

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  1. The African Union Should Prepare Now for G20 Membership
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    The African Union Should Prepare Now for G20 Membership

    Aug 7, 2023 Ibrahim Assane Mayaki & Daouda Sembene outline the steps the AU should take to reap the potential benefits of a likely admission offer.

  2. The COP26 Africa Needs
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    The COP26 Africa Needs

    Nov 1, 2021 Akinwumi A. Adesina, et al. propose a four-part financial and trade package to help the region tackle the climate crisis.

  3. How Africa’s Economies Can Hedge Against COVID-19
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    How Africa’s Economies Can Hedge Against COVID-19

    Mar 27, 2020 Ibrahim Assane Mayaki argues that trade integration would strengthen the continent's resilience as a global recession looms.

  4. Putting Africa’s Secondary Cities First
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    Putting Africa’s Secondary Cities First

    May 21, 2019 Ibrahim Assane Mayaki advises policymakers not to lose sight of intermediary urban areas' crucial role in economic development.

  5. Winning the War on Tuberculosis
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    Winning the War on Tuberculosis

    Oct 12, 2018 Ibrahim Assane Mayaki says global efforts to end TB will fall short unless the disease’s hotspots in Africa are contained.

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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu

    If you listen to tech industry leaders, business-sector forecasters, and much of the media, you may believe that recent advances in generative AI will soon bring extraordinary productivity benefits, revolutionizing life as we know it. Yet neither economic theory nor the data support such exuberant forecasts.

    finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.
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    A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

    Danjuma Adda explains how new hepatitis guidelines from the World Health Organization could reduce cancer deaths in Africa.
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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Vladimir Putin’s recent state visit to Beijing – his first trip abroad since being inaugurated for a fifth term – was practically a mirror image of Mao Zedong’s visit to Moscow 75 years ago, when Stalin looked down on his guest. There is little reason to think that the bilateral relationship will prove more resilient this time.

    doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.
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    The Myth of Central-Bank Independence

    Robert Skidelsky thinks the time has come to transfer power from technocrats back to elected officials.
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    The Gig Economy vs. America’s Workers

    Sandeep Vaheesan warns that proposed ballot initiatives in Massachusetts would legalize exploitative employment practices.

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