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Why Blockchain Technology is Empowering Women

Ghita El Kasri | Posted : April 25, 2019

The author is an alumnus of the 2018 Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders program

Tech industries, despite leading the charge for change in many areas of modern life, have traditionally been one of the worst industries for gender equality. But now, it looks like technology itself could finally start to break down some of the barriers to entry and alter the socio-economic landscape beyond recognition. It could put women and under-represented minorities on the financial and technological map.

What Happens When the Lights Go Out? South Africa’s Eskom Challenge

Nchimunya Hamukoma | Posted : April 09, 2019

The author is an alumnus of the 2018 Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders program

On a Saturday evening in March at an upscale gallery in Johannesburg’s CBD, the lights went out.  A child in the crowd yelped in shock, but most of the adults let out a gentle sigh of resignation. An attendant came by soon after to assure that it wasn’t load shedding and that the power would be reconnected shortly, but we had become inured to the darkness and the idea that electricity wasn’t something we could rely on.

Global economy at a delicate moment, says the IMF

Otaviano Canuto | Posted : April 05, 2019

Next week, the 2019 Spring Meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank will take place in Washington, in this 75th year since the birth of the two institutions. Christine Lagarde, the IMF's managing director, speaking on Tuesday at the US Chamber of Commerce, offered an appetizer about the macroeconomic projections to be released.

Can the Emerging Economic Powers Govern the Globe?

Uri Dadush | Posted : April 04, 2019

Can a G7, dominated by developing nations, provide the impulse to global governance as did the old G7? The answer is no.

What a difference ten years can make. It was nearly ten years ago when, in a paper written with Benn Stancil and titled “The World Order in 2050,” he and I predicted that by 2030 — in 11 years from now — five of the seven largest economies of the world would be drawn from the ranks of developing countries as defined by the World Bank at the time of our writing.

How Chinese Investment in Latin America Is Changing

Otaviano Canuto | Posted : March 14, 2019

China's push for Latin American consumers reflects changes back home.

Chinese financing in Latin America is changing. After becoming a major source of capital flows to Latin America and the Caribbean over the past 15 years, a more diverse range of investors has surfaced, interested in channeling resources towards infrastructure, governments and state companies.

Davos through the Lens of a Global Shaper

Veronique Eliane | Posted : February 11, 2019

I recently had the privilege to represent the Global Shapers Community at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2019 in Davos-Klosters, which convened over 3,000 participants under the theme, Globalization 4.0: Shaping a New Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To attend Davos as a Global Shaper is a big deal. As a delegate, you are not only responsible for representing the voices of youth, about 10,000 from across the world, but you also owe it to yourself to make the best of this unique opportunity to champion the causes you are passionate about. 

Why Brazil Must Build a (Fiscal) Wall

Otaviano Canuto | Posted : January 31, 2019

Without reforms, financial markets’ optimism may crumble – and bring the house down.

Judging by the reaction of financial markets, the Brazilian economy started the year at high speed. The real is among the world’s best-performing currencies so far in 2019 and the main stock market index Ibovespa hit a string of record highs leading into last week, when it broke the 97,000-point mark. Future interest rates have fallen sharply. 

Présidence de la Banque mondiale: Quelles perspectives pour le monde en développement ?

Mouhamadou Moustapha Ly | Posted : January 30, 2019

En l’espace d’une année, la Banque mondiale (BM) a enregistré deux démissions parmi son top management. Il y a douze mois (Janvier 2018), Paul Romer quittait la Banque mondiale pour retourner dans le monde académique. Au début de ce mois de janvier 2019, Jim Yong Kim annonce son départ de la présidence de la même institution pour rejoindre une autre spécialisée dans le financement des infrastructures. 

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