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Mario Pezzini

Mario Pezzini

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Mario Pezzini is Director of the OECD Development Centre and Special Adviser to the OECD Secretary-General on Development.

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  1. The Digital Transformation Strategy Africa Needs
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    The Digital Transformation Strategy Africa Needs

    Feb 22, 2021 Victor Harison & Mario Pezzini outline four guiding principles that could help the continent's governments nurture large-scale job creation.

  2. A New Development Vision for Latin America
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    A New Development Vision for Latin America

    Jun 16, 2020 Mario Pezzini, et al. call for a profound rethink of national social pacts in order to address rising popular discontent in the region.

  3. Firms Must Drive Africa’s Transformation
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    Firms Must Drive Africa’s Transformation

    Aug 26, 2019 Victor Harison & Mario Pezzini outline a strategy for capitalizing on the opportunities offered by a new continental trade bloc.

  4. Data-Driven Gender Equality
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    Data-Driven Gender Equality

    Jan 23, 2019 Gabriela Ramos & Mario Pezzini tout new analytical tools developed by the OECD to help build more equal, gender-inclusive societies.

  5. Upgrading International Development Cooperation
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    Upgrading International Development Cooperation

    Aug 14, 2018 Alicia Bárcena, et al. see Latin America and the Caribbean as a test bed for new models of international cooperation.

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    Ending the Austerity Pandemic

    Isabel Ortiz & Matthew Cummins warn that governments are returning to the same failed belt-tightening policies of the past.
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    The Hard-Won Benefits of Soft Diplomacy

    Kishore Mahbubani praises Indonesia's more consultative and culturally attuned approach to international affairs.
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    China After Zero-COVID

    Qian Liu thinks the protests made it easier for officials to exit a policy that a faltering economy had made untenable.
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    China’s Zero-COVID Muddle

    Minxin Pei

    Chinese leaders’ refusal to adopt a clear stance on zero-COVID is pure politics: nobody wants to be blamed for whatever surge in infections, hospitalizations, and deaths follows a reopening. But the longer the authorities attempt to avoid responsibility and muddle through, the greater the risk to public health.

    warns that the government’s refusal to devise a comprehensive and systematic exit strategy could create the worst of two worlds.
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    FIFA’s World Cup Follies

    Ian Buruma dives into the thicket of fatuousness, hypocrisy, and greed that the tournament has become.
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    The Plight of Public Schools in Africa

    Palesa Libe highlights the toll that the pandemic has taken on lower-income students across the continent.
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    The Scope for More Multilateral Climate Finance

    Frannie Leautier, et al. highlight the crucial role multilateral development banks must play in funding large-scale green projects.
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    Eco-Economic Development

    David Malpass sees declining fish stocks as a case study of why nature must be central to countries’ growth models.
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    Higher Immigration or Higher Interest Rates for America?

    Ricardo Hausmann & Dany Bahar explain why the persistence of Trump-era xenophobia among US policymakers could lead to economic stagnation.

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