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Gilbert F.  Houngbo

Gilbert F. Houngbo

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Gilbert F. Houngbo is Director-General of the International Labour Organization.

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  1. Social Justice Is the Best Policy
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    Social Justice Is the Best Policy

    Jul 2, 2024 Gilbert F. Houngbo & Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva think the principle should be brought to the center of all global policymaking efforts.

  2. How to Feed Ourselves
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    How to Feed Ourselves

    Jun 24, 2021 Gilbert F. Houngbo proposes a strategy that would enable the world to end hunger, boost sustainability, and slash poverty.

  3. Building Forward with Digital Agriculture
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    Building Forward with Digital Agriculture

    Jul 3, 2020 Michael Kremer & Gilbert F. Houngbo see four ways in which boosting technology investments can pay off for the world's poorest rural communities.

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    Supporting Sexual and Reproductive Health Is Good Business

    Natalia Kanem argues that investing in employees’ well-being will help companies attract and retain top talent.
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    Can Democracy Win in 2024?

    Chris Patten highlights the challenges mainstream parties face as they try to boost growth and improve public services.
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    Finding a New French Majority

    Jean Pisani-Ferry assesses what must happen to form a stable government after an election that produced a hung parliament.
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    Industrial Policy Is Back. Now What?

    How to design effective industrial policies has suddenly become a hot – and divisive – topic among economists and policymakers. Even those who agree that governments should intervene in the economy to bolster productivity, increase competitiveness, and tackle social and environmental challenges differ sharply on the details.

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    The Big Picture

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    The Way Forward for Ukraine’s Economy

    Joseph E. Stiglitz & Andrew Kosenko

    With sufficient assistance from the West, Ukraine will prevail over its much larger and richer authoritarian neighbor. But to enjoy the fruits of victory, it will have to move faster in its transition from a post-communist oligarchy, while being careful to resist the siren call of free-market fundamentalism.

    offer a roadmap for guiding the country's recovery and reconstruction during and after the war.
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    Rich Countries Must Meet Their Biodiversity Financing Pledges

    Mary Robinson urges international policymakers to use the upcoming COP16 summit to close the nature-finance gap.
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    Inequality Spurs Democratic Backsliding

    Susan Stokes shows that countries with fairer economies are less likely to succumb to authoritarian populism.
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    Bracing for a More Inflationary World

    Raghuram G. Rajan thinks central banks will remain under pressure to maintain tighter policies over the medium term.

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