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Multilaterals on the Move

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The 2008 financial crisis heralded a return to prominence for the World Bank and the IMF. Project Syndicate’s contributors assess these institutions’ performance since then, and examine how they should be reformed to promote development more effectively and help advanced and emerging economies alike to avoid – or at least mitigate – future crises.

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  1. The Perils of Premature Deindustrialization

    The Perils of Premature Deindustrialization

    Oct 11, 2013 Dani Rodrik on developing economies' missing manufacturing.

  2. The Drawbacks of Forward Guidance
    pa1125c.jpg Paul Lachine

    The Drawbacks of Forward Guidance

    Oct 11, 2013 Marcel Fratzscher on the problem with central banks' communication strategies.

  3. Five Years in Limbo
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    Five Years in Limbo

    Oct 8, 2013 Joseph E. Stiglitz on the sluggish pace of post-crisis financial reform.

  4. In Defense of World Government

    In Defense of World Government

    Oct 8, 2013 Nancy Birdsall on how globally-minded citizens can strengthen global governance.

  5. Reason and the End of Poverty
    jm1251.jpg Jim Meehan

    Reason and the End of Poverty

    Oct 7, 2013 Kaushik Basu on the logical flaw that keeps people poor.

  6. The IMF’s Next Test
    pa217c.jpg Paul Lachine

    The IMF’s Next Test

    Oct 1, 2013 Gita Gopinath on why the IMF must provide forward guidance.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Ian Buruma

    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
  5. op_fofack3_Sean GallupGetty Images_rutogeorgieva Sean Gallup/Getty Images

    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
  8. rbrooks1_Markus Scholzpicture alliance via Getty Images_germanyshipping Markus Scholz/picture alliance via Getty Images

    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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