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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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    Could These Two Trends Save Britain?

    Jim O'Neill sees a pair of economic developments that could deliver a welcome surprise – if policymakers pay attention.
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    The Fed’s Climate Complacency

    Mark Cliffe warns that the US central bank’s approach to climate risk falls woefully short of what is needed.
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    Europe at Debt’s Door

    Hans-Werner Sinn warns that the European Commission's borrowing plans endanger the EU's stability and the single currency.
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    Stealing Russia

    Anders Åslund shows how the war is redistributing massive wealth and resources to President Vladimir Putin and his cronies.
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    Sergei Guriev on Putin, populism, Chinese repression, and more

    Sergei Guriev assesses the strength of the Russian president’s grip on power, predicts that Xi Jinping’s embrace of personalist rule will lead to policy missteps, urges the West to pursue a strategy of “adversarial engagement” toward modern dictators, and more.
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    Tipping the Scales in Myanmar’s Civil War

    Thitinan Pongsudhirak argues that, like Ukraine’s defenders, the country’s armed opposition deserves international support.
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    Educating the World’s Children of Conflict

    Jan Egeland highlights three key principles for ensuring the safety and well-being of traumatized boys and girls.
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    What’s Wrong with ChatGPT?

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    Artificial intelligence is being designed and deployed by corporate America in ways that will disempower and displace workers and degrade the consumer experience, ultimately disappointing most investors. Yet economic history shows that it does not have to be this way.

    worry that the technology will be deployed to replace, rather than empower, humans.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Health Emergencies

    Mamta Murthi urges governments to invest in resilient systems of prevention and care to soften the blow of future crises.

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