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Financial Globalization and Inequality

Otaviano Canuto & Hamza Saoudi | Fri, 11 Jun 2021

Inequality is nowadays one of the most important issues that many economies are facing around the world. It is not only in developing countries, but also in advanced and emerging ones. Today, it has been highlighted by several economists and international institutions that the fight against rising inequality is not only beneficial from an equity, political and social point of view, but that it is also beneficial from an economic one, as it can boost economic growth in the long run. In this podcast, Otaviano Canuto, Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South and former Vice-President at the World discusses with Hamza Saoudi, economist at the Policy Center for the New South, the root causes behind the increase within countries of inequality and the main policies African countries should prioritize at this critical time to ensure a sustained and inclusive recovery.
 

Bridging the Gender Gap: Gender and Development

Lilia Rizk & Rumbidzai Chisenga (ADEL) | Wed, 9 Jun 2021

In this podcast, we will be looking at the Role of Women and gender equality in Development. The role of women, especially in developing countries, has been recognized as the single most important factor when it comes to bringing about and sustaining long term social change. Gender equality, especially in discussing access to education, ownership of wealth, monetary return for work, financial opportunities and so on, is an essential component to sustainable development and a sustainable and just future for all. The centrality of gender equality, women’s empowerment and the realization of women’s rights in achieving sustainable development has been increasingly recognized in recent decades, and in this podcast, Rumbidzai Chisenga touches upon some of the key points of this very large and complex conversation.

 

Health Capacities as New Power Instrument

Akram Zaoui & Salma Daoudi | Fri, 4 Jun 2020

The COVID crisis has demonstrated that health can be described as both (geo)political and economic capital, thus emphasizing the role it can play in power struggles at different scales. Although the pandemic has raised the necessity to create new paradigms for the governance of global goods, including health, reaching this objective might prove to be complicated by a range of a factors.

Bridging the Gender Gap: Gender, Science and Technology

Nihal El Mquirmi & Amanda O Mathe (ADEL) | Wed, 2 Jun 2021

Although there is growing recognition that Science, Technology and Innovation can contribute significantly to promoting development, STI policies generally lack a gender perspective, and therefore do not adequately and equitably address all development concerns. At present, there is a gender imbalance in S&T education in many countries. While it is true that digital and financial inclusion platforms do empower, their use also demands literacy and training, and it is the access to the technology-focused education that is so unequal. In this episode, Amanda O Mathe, Founder and Director of Ndlovukazi Online Media, Founder of Qhakaza Girl IT and an Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leader alumna discusses the participation of women and girls in STEM sectors, the challenges they encounter and how to tackle them.

 

Royaume-Uni: Tourner la page du Brexit

Dominique Bocquet & Hamza Mjahed | Fri, 28 May 2020

Le Brexit est une situation sans précédent où, pour la première fois dans l’histoire, un membre a décidé de quitter l’Union européenne et tracer sa propre voie dans le monde. Depuis, le Royaume-Uni se trouve confronté à de nombreux défis qui détermineront son avenir. Pour aborder ce sujet, Dominique Bocquet, Senior Fellow au Policy Center for the New South, propose une lecture des événements entourant le Brexit et ses effets consécutifs. 

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