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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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    History Already Tells Us the Future of AI

    Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson find policy lessons for the 2020s in the work of the early-nineteenth-century economist David Ricardo.
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    Trump and the Risk of a US Debt Default

    William L. Silber thinks the former president would be even more reckless if awarded another term this year.
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    Europe’s Red Tape Is Helping Russia

    Laurence Boone & Nicu Popescu

    The European Union’s cumbersome and narrowly defined regulations for public procurement and spending are not simply inadequate; they are dangerous. They weaken the bloc’s ability to protect itself from a broad range of Russian hybrid attacks while prolonging Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.

    propose a European Defense Production Act to help fast-track processes for public procurement and spending.
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    What to Look for in Trump’s First Trial

    Eric Posner

    The intricate legal issues and colorful characters in Donald Trump's criminal trials will undoubtedly keep the media and the viewing public enraptured for months to come. But when it comes to the 2024 election, all that really matters is how the defendant appears to a narrow sliver of undecided voters.

    points out that optics, more than the law or the facts, will be what matters most for the election.
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    AI Holds the Key to Resilient Cities

    Justina Nixon-Saintil surveys the technology's foreseeable applications in promoting urban sustainable development.
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    How Risky Is Japan’s Monetary-Policy Normalization?

    Takatoshi Ito considers the implications of the central bank’s exit from negative interest rates and quantitative easing.
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    As Families Change, So Must the Safety Net

    Neha Bansal urges governments to implement policies that promote intergenerational integration and solidarity.
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    The Language of Political Control

    Robert Skidelsky views recent linguistic innovations as manipulative efforts to compel “correct” thought and perception.
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    Globalization vs. Democracy

    Kaushik Basu highlights the contradictions and vulnerabilities inherent in the current international order.

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