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Sania Nishtar

Sania Nishtar

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Sania Nishtar is Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection to the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

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  1. Climate Policy Is Social Policy
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    Climate Policy Is Social Policy

    Nov 4, 2021 Sania Nishtar explains why Pakistan’s efforts to combat global warming go hand in hand with its anti-poverty programs.

  2. How Cash Transfers Prevent Lockdown Tragedies
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    How Cash Transfers Prevent Lockdown Tragedies

    Aug 19, 2020 Sania Nishtar explains how Pakistan emergency payments to households have mitigated the pandemic's socioeconomic fallout.

  3. Bringing Gender Equality to Global Public Health
    A nurse takes care of incubators at the premature baby ward of the pediatric hospital in Bangui FLORENT VERGNES/AFP/Getty Images

    Bringing Gender Equality to Global Public Health

    May 8, 2018 Helen Clark & Sania Nishtar share the findings of a new report that documents how major health organizations leave women behind.

  4. How Corruption Impedes Universal Health Coverage
     Indian laborers get free medical attention at a street clinic run by a local NGO Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

    How Corruption Impedes Universal Health Coverage

    Apr 6, 2018 Sania Nishtar calls for a global strategy to end the fraudulent practices that claim millions of victims worldwide.

  5. The Maternal Thread of Life
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    The Maternal Thread of Life

    Mar 11, 2014 Sania Nishtar highlights the impact of women's nutrition on future generations' health.

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    Let the WTO Referee Carbon Border Taxes

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how a revived World Trade Organization can play a central role in combating climate change.
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    Elon Musk’s Not-so-Hidden Agenda

    Jason Stanley thinks the mogul's takeover of Twitter reflects his interest in destroying all democratic information spaces.
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    Saadia Zahidi on government spending, debt distress, the Iran protests, and more

    Saadia Zahidi argues that social-safety nets must be customized and targeted to ensure efficiency, advocates a more responsible approach to deficit reduction and fiscal consolidation, describes the complex recipe for helping countries reap the benefits of greater female labor-force participation, and more.
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    The Birth of a New International Order

    Joschka Fischer sees global great-power relations taking shape around a Sino-American dominated pentarchy.
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    The World Cup Syndrome

    Raj Persaud reflects on the effects that loving the “beautiful game” can have on one’s health and finances.
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    Rebooting the World Bank

    Suma Chakrabarti & Chris Humphrey outline key reforms that could help the institution regain the trust of developing countries.
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    No Easy Exit from Zero-COVID

    S. Alex Yang & Angela Huyue Zhang propose a strategy for loosening China's pandemic restrictions without triggering a nationwide health crisis.
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    Faking It, Making It, Losing It

    Harold James

    The spectacular rise and fall of FTX and its founder Sam Bankman-Fried were driven by effective marketing, trickery, and financial speculation. In that, they bear a striking resemblance to the disastrous eighteenth-century experiment that fueled the Mississippi Company bubble and created the template for all future Ponzi schemes.

    draws parallels between the FTX collapse and economist John Law’s infamous eighteenth-century scheme in France.
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    The Regulators’ Revolt

    Howard Davies traces the rise and fall of the UK government's recent effort to wield the power to rewrite financial rules.

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