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Nancy Birdsall

Nancy Birdsall

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Nancy Birdsall is President Emeritus and a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development.

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  1. A World of Dangerous Debt Limbo
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    A World of Dangerous Debt Limbo

    Sep 12, 2022 Clemence Landers & Nancy Birdsall explain what needs to be done to prevent developing-country debt problems from spiraling out of control.

  2. Unleashing the Climate Market
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    Unleashing the Climate Market

    Mar 9, 2021 Nancy Birdsall & Brian Webster call on US policymakers to follow the European Union and the UK in setting green reporting standards.

  3. The Curse of Falling Expectations
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    The Curse of Falling Expectations

    Sep 25, 2020 Nancy Birdsall warns that a reversal of developing countries' economic fortunes will threaten their political stability.

  4. Citizens of the World, Reunite!
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    Citizens of the World, Reunite!

    May 25, 2020 Nancy Birdsall shows how international cooperation can still triumph over populist nationalism in the fight against COVID-19.

  5. A Big Bond for Africa
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    A Big Bond for Africa

    Apr 17, 2017 Nancy Birdsall & Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala propose a bold new approach to official development assistance on the continent.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

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    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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