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William Ruto

William Ruto

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William Ruto is President of Kenya.

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  1. How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    May 22, 2024 William Ruto urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.

  2. A New Energy Pact for Africa
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    A New Energy Pact for Africa

    Jul 12, 2023 William Ruto & Fatih Birol propose that government leaders work with international partners to deploy renewables on the continent.

  3. A Green Transition That Leaves No One Behind
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    A Green Transition That Leaves No One Behind

    Jun 20, 2023 Emmanuel Macron, et al. set out a vision of global collective action based on solidarity with the world’s poor.

  4. Walking Our Talk on Climate Action
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    Walking Our Talk on Climate Action

    May 19, 2023 William Ruto thinks more cross-border collaboration and financial reforms are needed to unleash a global green transition.

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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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    The Irrationality of EU Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Daniel Gros argues that Europe should be both subsidizing its own green industries and welcoming low-cost green imports.
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    Do We Need a Plaza Accord 2.0?

    Koichi Hamada thinks that policymakers should instead focus on the benefits provided by a flexible exchange-rate regime.
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    The False Distinction Between Industrial and Economic Policy

    Célestin Monga explains why differentiating between “vertical” and “horizontal” government intervention does not hold water.
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    Don’t Be Fooled by China’s Third Plenum

    Stephen S. Roach reminds Western observers that the Chinese government's real priorities are very different from their own.
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    What the New Left Needs

    Dani Rodrik

    The new left that is emerging in Europe and the US must confront head-on both the new structure of the economy and the productivity imperative. Only then will it turn into the genuine political movement of the future and a credible alternative against today's populist far right.

    sketches a worker-focused economic program that can take the wind out of right-wing populists' sails.
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    What to Make of the New Russia-North Korea Alliance

    Yoon Young-kwan

    A new military alliance between Russia and North Korea has unnerved China as much as it has the United States and its Asian allies, owing to its potential to destabilize all of Northeast Asia. In developing its response, the West should leverage this strategic incongruence between China and its junior allies.

    thinks a new treaty introduces major new risks that could force China to rein in its junior partners.

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