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Maria Ramos, a former chief executive officer of Absa Group Limited, is a co-chair of the UN Secretary-General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

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  1. Digital Finance for a Fairer Post-Pandemic World
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    Digital Finance for a Fairer Post-Pandemic World

    Sep 3, 2020 Maria Ramos & Achim Steiner identify five ways in which powerful new technologies can enable citizens to drive sustainable development.

  2. The Digital Path to Citizen-Centric Finance
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    The Digital Path to Citizen-Centric Finance

    May 21, 2020 Achim Steiner & Maria Ramos explain how disruptive new technologies can foster more inclusive and sustainable development.

  3. Harnessing the Digital Revolution for Sustainable Development
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    Harnessing the Digital Revolution for Sustainable Development

    Dec 17, 2018 Maria Ramos & Achim Steiner highlight the broad systemic impact on development of innovations like mobile banking and big data.

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    Let the WTO Referee Carbon Border Taxes

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how a revived World Trade Organization can play a central role in combating climate change.
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    Elon Musk’s Not-so-Hidden Agenda

    Jason Stanley thinks the mogul's takeover of Twitter reflects his interest in destroying all democratic information spaces.
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    Saadia Zahidi on government spending, debt distress, the Iran protests, and more

    Saadia Zahidi argues that social-safety nets must be customized and targeted to ensure efficiency, advocates a more responsible approach to deficit reduction and fiscal consolidation, describes the complex recipe for helping countries reap the benefits of greater female labor-force participation, and more.
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    The Birth of a New International Order

    Joschka Fischer sees global great-power relations taking shape around a Sino-American dominated pentarchy.
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    The World Cup Syndrome

    Raj Persaud reflects on the effects that loving the “beautiful game” can have on one’s health and finances.
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    Rebooting the World Bank

    Suma Chakrabarti & Chris Humphrey outline key reforms that could help the institution regain the trust of developing countries.
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    No Easy Exit from Zero-COVID

    S. Alex Yang & Angela Huyue Zhang propose a strategy for loosening China's pandemic restrictions without triggering a nationwide health crisis.
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    Faking It, Making It, Losing It

    Harold James

    The spectacular rise and fall of FTX and its founder Sam Bankman-Fried were driven by effective marketing, trickery, and financial speculation. In that, they bear a striking resemblance to the disastrous eighteenth-century experiment that fueled the Mississippi Company bubble and created the template for all future Ponzi schemes.

    draws parallels between the FTX collapse and economist John Law’s infamous eighteenth-century scheme in France.
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    The Regulators’ Revolt

    Howard Davies traces the rise and fall of the UK government's recent effort to wield the power to rewrite financial rules.

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