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Rakesh Mohan

Rakesh Mohan

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Rakesh Mohan, a former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India, is a member of the Economic Advisory Panel to the World Bank President Ajay Banga, President Emeritus of the Centre for Social and Economic Progress, and a member of the Task Force on Climate, Development, and the International Monetary Fund.

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  1. What a Climate-Aligned IMF Would Look Like
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    What a Climate-Aligned IMF Would Look Like

    Apr 19, 2024 Mohamed Nasheed & Rakesh Mohan explain how the managing director can fully position the institution to help the most vulnerable countries.

  2. The IMF’s Turn to Lead on Climate
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    The IMF’s Turn to Lead on Climate

    May 31, 2023 Rakesh Mohan, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund can best support green investment where it is needed the most.

  3. The Changing Face of Work in India
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    The Changing Face of Work in India

    Jul 17, 2017 Rakesh Mohan & Anu Madgavkar argue that official data fail to capture the structural shift in the country's labor market.

  4. The Working Women Windfall
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    The Working Women Windfall

    Jun 8, 2016 Rakesh Mohan & Anu Madgavkar map out a path for boosting global GDP by promoting gender equality.

  5. India’s Economic Hotspots
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    India’s Economic Hotspots

    Nov 19, 2014 Anu Madgavkar & Rakesh Mohan advises investors to look beyond India's national GDP data to lesser-known high-growth clusters.

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    Europe Needs Chinese Investment

    Dalia Marin urges European policymakers to focus on boosting FDI flows from technologically advanced economies.
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    Why Macron Is Risking an Election

    Zaki Laïdi points out that the French president has little to lose by dissolving parliament after two years of paralysis.
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    The Economic Case for Seizing Russia’s Frozen Assets to Support Ukraine

    Timothy Ash rebuts the main arguments against confiscating Russian reserves to fund Ukraine’s defense.
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    The G7 Cannot Afford to Ignore Africa

    Hakainde Hichilema

    Despite rising global tensions, the G7 remains a formidable and influential grouping, and it has a responsibility to act boldly in boosting shared prosperity. To that end, it must replenish the International Development Association, reallocate special drawing rights, and push for debt-pause clauses at this week’s summit.

    urges the group to commit to an ambitious replenishment of the International Development Association.
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    Europe Must Fight the Far-Right Surge

    Philippe Legrain

    After the far right’s gains in the European Parliament elections, mainstream parties can either sit idly by or tackle the problem head-on, as French President Emmanuel Macron seems to be doing. Calling the populists’ bluff offers the best chance of victory by showing how their radical policies could backfire.

    thinks French President Emmanuel Macron was right to challenge the National Rally by calling a snap election.
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    Investing in African Women Will Yield Outsize Returns

    Dolika Banda highlights the pivotal role female entrepreneurs can play in building the “impact economies” of the future.
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    The Real Winners of the European Election

    Sławomir Sierakowski considers who is in the strongest position after a far-right wave failed to materialize.
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    Can AI Foster a Global Consciousness?

    Jamie Metzl explains how the technology could help people incorporate a collective purpose into their traditional beliefs.
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    Getting the Global Economy Out of the Slow Lane

    Indermit Gill & M. Ayhan Kose propose ways to revive progress toward prosperity, particularly in beleaguered developing economies.

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