Making Supply Chains More Resilient
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Making Supply Chains More Resilient

Dalia Marin, MUNICH – Automobile and electronics manufacturers worldwide have recently had to reduce output because a severe drought in Taiwan has hit the island’s production of semiconductors. This and other global supply-chain disruptions – many of them caused by the COVID-19 pandemic – have prompted advanced economies to take steps to mitigate the potential impact. […]

Game on for Green Growth
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Game on for Green Growth

Paul Gruenwald, NEW YORK – Research into economic growth has a long and distinguished history, but the recent introduction of sustainability into the debate has given the field a necessary and overdue shake-up. In particular, a report on the economics of biodiversity, commissioned by the UK government and led by Partha Dasgupta of the University of Cambridge, represents a […]

Diversifying the Dismal Science
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Diversifying the Dismal Science

 Alicia Sasser Modestino, BOSTON – Although economics uses mathematical models and machine-learning techniques, it is still a social science. But compared to most other disciplines, the profession does not even come close to representing the societies we live in. In the United States, women received only 32% of US PhD degrees in economics in 2018, compared to […]

The Changing Map of Economics
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The Changing Map of Economics

Kaushik Basu, NEW YORK – The International Economic Association’s triennial World Congress has long been one of the most important global gatherings of economists, owing to its success in bringing together researchers and policymakers from the poorest to the wealthiest corners of the world. The 19th edition of the event earlier this month, albeit held via Zoom instead […]

Ecobank Group, Microsoft upskill Africa’s SMEs 
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Ecobank Group, Microsoft upskill Africa’s SMEs 

Lomé, 22 July 2021 – The leading pan-African banking group, Ecobank Group, in partnership with Microsoft, LinkedIn, GitHub and Ecobank Academy is set to provide training to equip Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) across sub-Saharan Africa. This training will provide SMEs with digital skills and knowledge to succeed in today’s digital world.    SMEs have been significantly […]

KIU, Huawei Signs ICT Academy MoU
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KIU, Huawei Signs ICT Academy MoU

At KIU Main Campus – On Friday, July 23, 2021, Kampala International University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Huawei Technologies Uganda Company Limited on the establishment of an ICT Academy with KIU, a school-enterprise cooperation project that helps higher education institutions to build talent ecosystem. The representatives from Huawei were well received by the […]

Kenyatta Launches Youth Army to Fight Malaria
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Kenyatta Launches Youth Army to Fight Malaria

Kilifi, Kenya 22nd July 2021 – His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta, Thursday launched the Kenya Malaria Youth Army, a social movement that brings together young people from all the 47 counties of Kenya to champion malaria control and elimination in the country. The Kenya Malaria Youth Army will support advocacy, communication, innovation, and community efforts geared towards […]

Mission-Driven Localities
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Mission-Driven Localities

Mariana Mazzucato and Georgia Gould, LONDON – “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody,” the American urbanist Jane Jacobs once observed, “only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” Today, we need to apply that snippet of wisdom to post-COVID-19 policymaking. If recovery from the pandemic is not felt in the places […]

The Dangers of Decoupling
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The Dangers of Decoupling

Daron Acemoglu, BOSTON – The Chinese government’s crackdown on Alibaba last year, and on the ride-hailing company Didi this month, has generated fevered speculation about the future of that country’s tech industry. Some view the recent Chinese regulatory interventions as part of a justifiable trend paralleling US authorities’ own intensifying scrutiny of Big Tech. Others see it as a play […]