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Anita Zaidi

Anita Zaidi

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Anita Zaidi is President of the Gender Equality Division at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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  1. A Blueprint from India for Women’s Economic Empowerment
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    A Blueprint from India for Women’s Economic Empowerment

    Feb 8, 2023 Anita Zaidi touts the country’s self-help groups as a model for boosting women’s economic prospects and personal agency.

  2. The Key to Development
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    The Key to Development

    Jun 30, 2021 Anita Zaidi interviewed by Project Syndicate about the importance of gender equality as a factor in reducing poverty and preserving public health.

  3. Maintaining the Momentum Against Cholera
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    Maintaining the Momentum Against Cholera

    Jun 4, 2019 Anita Zaidi reports that new records are being set in the delivery of vaccines to vulnerable countries.

  4. Three Ways to Improve Child Health
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    Three Ways to Improve Child Health

    Nov 24, 2016 Anita Zaidi identifies the key interventions that could save millions of children from diarrhea and pneumonia.

  5. Stopping the Child Killers
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    Stopping the Child Killers

    Dec 4, 2015 Anita Zaidi calls on governments to adopt proven, low-cost methods to prevent and treat diarrhea and pneumonia.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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