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Mark Suzman

Mark Suzman

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Mark Suzman is Chief Strategy Officer and President of Global Policy and Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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  1. The Most Important Story You Missed in 2019
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    The Most Important Story You Missed in 2019

    Nov 22, 2019 Mark Suzman fears that the Global Fund's recent $14 billion financing round may be one of the last examples of its kind.

  2. How Nelson Mandela Bent History
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    How Nelson Mandela Bent History

    May 14, 2019 Mark Suzman explores the post-apartheid leader's legacy for South Africa and global development.

  3. Digital Disruption’s Silver Lining
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    Digital Disruption’s Silver Lining

    Nov 7, 2018 Mark Suzman thinks technological change will give poor countries more say, not less, over their economic fate.

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

    Sep 13, 2017 Mark Suzman says that achieving the UN’s development goals for women and girls must start with better metrics.

  5. Why Build Financially Inclusive Economies?
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    Why Build Financially Inclusive Economies?

    Jul 6, 2017 Mark Suzman shows how broadening access to digital financial services has transformed poor countries.

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    Revisiting the Behavioral Revolution in Economics

    Antara Haldar assesses the legacy of the intellectual challenge to the view that rational self-interest guides our actions.
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    New AI Germ Busters Can Also Bust Unions

    Yanis Varoufakis shows how an AI-driven biomedical breakthrough could rob workers of what little power they have left.
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    Globalization’s Warring Narratives

    Harold James examines the analytical disagreements that are hampering management of an unavoidable phenomenon.
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    The Digital Economy’s New Monetary Imperative

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    In a rapidly digitalizing world, central banks are staring down a future in which they may lack the tools necessary to manage crises, and in which they may no longer be able to protect their monetary sovereignty. They should recognize that digital currency is a source of institutional salvation.

    thinks governments must embrace central bank digital currencies or risk a fundamental loss of control.
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    Europe’s Climate Quandary

    Jean Pisani-Ferry assesses the inevitable trade-offs the European Union must confront in achieving its clean-energy targets.
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    Governing the Unknown

    Kaushik Basu suggests a few principles to guide policymakers as they try to keep up with rapidly advancing technologies.
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    Fast-Tracking a Lassa Fever Vaccine

    Oyeronke Oyebanji outlines what West African governments can learn from the development and distribution of the COVID-19 jab.
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    Climate Science Beats Climate Fatalism

    Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, et al. show that the more ambitious 1.5º target for global warming is still feasible – and more necessary than ever.
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    Turkey’s Pragmatic Islamist

    Shlomo Ben-Ami expects Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s latest electoral victory to have little impact on Turkish foreign policy.

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