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Jonathan Ledgard

Jonathan Ledgard

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Jonathan Ledgard, a technologist and novelist, is Founder of the first Interspecies Money service.

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  1. Endangered Wildlife Should Pay for Its Own Protection
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    Endangered Wildlife Should Pay for Its Own Protection

    Dec 2, 2021 Jonathan Ledgard & Erik Meijaard explain how a digital wallet linked to animals' identity could improve their lives and chances of survival.

  2. Tech Jobs for Africa
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    Tech Jobs for Africa

    Jun 9, 2016 Bruce Krogh & Jonathan Ledgard make the case that technology firms need to hire on the continent if they are to succeed there.

  3. Drones for Development
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    Drones for Development

    Jun 5, 2015 Jonathan Ledgard & Scott MacMillan on the must-have gadget for remote parts of Africa, Asia, and South America.

  4. Afghanistan’s Drug-Friendly Environment

    Afghanistan’s Drug-Friendly Environment

    May 23, 2005 Jonathan Ledgard

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    Supporting Sexual and Reproductive Health Is Good Business

    Natalia Kanem argues that investing in employees’ well-being will help companies attract and retain top talent.
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    Can Democracy Win in 2024?

    Chris Patten highlights the challenges mainstream parties face as they try to boost growth and improve public services.
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    Finding a New French Majority

    Jean Pisani-Ferry assesses what must happen to form a stable government after an election that produced a hung parliament.
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    Industrial Policy Is Back. Now What?

    How to design effective industrial policies has suddenly become a hot – and divisive – topic among economists and policymakers. Even those who agree that governments should intervene in the economy to bolster productivity, increase competitiveness, and tackle social and environmental challenges differ sharply on the details.

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    The Big Picture

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    The Way Forward for Ukraine’s Economy

    Joseph E. Stiglitz & Andrew Kosenko

    With sufficient assistance from the West, Ukraine will prevail over its much larger and richer authoritarian neighbor. But to enjoy the fruits of victory, it will have to move faster in its transition from a post-communist oligarchy, while being careful to resist the siren call of free-market fundamentalism.

    offer a roadmap for guiding the country's recovery and reconstruction during and after the war.
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    Rich Countries Must Meet Their Biodiversity Financing Pledges

    Mary Robinson urges international policymakers to use the upcoming COP16 summit to close the nature-finance gap.
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    Inequality Spurs Democratic Backsliding

    Susan Stokes shows that countries with fairer economies are less likely to succumb to authoritarian populism.
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    Bracing for a More Inflationary World

    Raghuram G. Rajan thinks central banks will remain under pressure to maintain tighter policies over the medium term.

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