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The Gulf Migration Model: Can It Be Sustained? (Charles Kenny, Central for Global Development)

Gulf countries are world leaders in using worker mobility to fill employment gaps, a history that may serve them well as their populations age along with the rest of the planet and competition for immigrants intensifies. That said, the traditional model of immigration into much of the region has been temporary, and has involved considerable restrictions on the rights and opportunities of the migrants. Some Gulf countries are recognizing the need for change towards models that give migrants more autonomy, a necessary and welcome development.

The Gulf Migration Model: Can It Be Sustained? | Center For Global Development (cgdev.org)

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Southeast Asia

How Far Have Southeast Asian Countries Come with Digitizing Vaccination Certificates? (Azusa Sato and Anit Mukherjee, Center for Global Development)

In May, we examined the possibility of Southeast Asian countries working together to create a regional COVID-19 Vaccination Certification (CVC) system. We posited that CVCs present unprecedented collaboration challenges, especially that of coordination and trust. We suggested that the EU’s Digital COVID Certificate (formerly called Digital Green Certificate) approach provided an example of how regional blocs can address such challenges.

How Far Have Southeast Asian Countries Come with Digitizing Vaccination Certificates? | Center For Global Development (cgdev.org)

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Globalization Thinking

The Future of Globalization (Masood Ahmed and Nancy Lee, Center for Global Development)

Amidst the debate, fears, political polarization, and regrets surrounding globalization, we cannot ignore a central reality: much of it is not reversible or even resistable. As in other periods of human history where new connections are forged between geographies and civilizations—whether driven by empire building, technological change, regime change, or climate change-driven migration—Pandora’s Box, once opened, cannot be closed. The flow of goods, services, people, and capital will continue across borders and increasingly encompass once isolated parts of the world.

The Future of Globalization | Center For Global Development (cgdev.org)

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China USA

The US Trade Representative Outlined a New US-China Trade Policy. What Does This Mean for Africa? (W. Gyude Moore, Center for Global Development)

After a lengthy review of the Trump administration’s trade policy toward China, the Biden administration unveiled its approach on October 4th. It is the conclusion of the Biden administration that structural inequities in trade relations remain, and that China is not compliant with Phase I of the agreement it reached with the Trump administration. The American position, as outlined by US Trade Representative Katherine Tai, carries implications for African economies.

The US Trade Representative Outlined a New US-China Trade Policy. What Does This Mean for Africa? | Center For Global Development (cgdev.org)

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Ethiopia

How to Destroy a Country: Does Ethiopia Have a Future? (Mark Lowcock, Center for Global Development)

Here’s an easy five-point plan for the leadership of a country which has emerged from civil war and dire poverty over recent decades and now wants to destroy itself.

First, pick a fight with a corner of your territory run by a previously powerful minority ethnic group. Cut off their resources. Provoke them into a response. Send in the army. Invite a neighbouring army in to rape and kill civilians and destroy their crops, businesses, schools, and clinics. Persuade the victims they are about to be subject to a genocide and promote hate speech about them among the rest of the population.

How to Destroy a Country: Does Ethiopia Have a Future? | Center For Global Development (cgdev.org)

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USA

Diplomacy is Good, But the D in DFC is for Development (Erin Collinson and Charles Kenny, Center for Global Development)

The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has been operating for less than two years, and already some lawmakers are keen to expand its mandate. On the one hand, it’s good to see such appreciation for the tools of development finance. On the other, we share deep misgivings about proposals that would authorize—and even encourage—DFC investment in upper-middle-income and high-income countries absent a strong developmental objective or justification. That would divert attention and resources from the agency’s central mission: mobilizing private finance where it’s needed most. And, as mission creep spreads, it will likely mean DFC delivers less value for money and could jeopardize future support for the agency.

Diplomacy is Good, But the D in DFC is for Development | Center For Global Development (cgdev.org)

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Pandemic. The Next Pandemic Could Come Soon and Be Deadlier (Center for Global Development)

Eleni Smitham and Amanda Glassman

Pandemic risk is largely underestimated and actions to prepare for outbreaks are grossly underinvested. The spread and severity of COVID-19 felt like a surprise to many policymakers – a clear case in point. But careful analyses are suggesting that future pandemic risks are significant.

The Next Pandemic Could Come Soon and Be Deadlier | Center For Global Development (cgdev.org)

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Africa. Lagos to Mombasa: How Does Africa Attract Private Investment to Meet Its Development Needs? (Center for Global Development)

W. Gyude Moore

The IMF is warning of a dangerous divergence.

Economic divergence has always existed, but it’s been exacerbated by the pandemic. In this episode, Abebe Aemro Selassie, Director of the IMF’s African Department, and Charlie Robertson, Global Chief Economist and Head of Macro Strategy at Renaissance Capital, join Gyude to discuss how to reverse this divergence. How do we increase investment—in transport, power, water, health, and education infrastructure—to  enable economic growth and give African countries a chance to close the gap?

Lagos to Mombasa: How Does Africa Attract Private Investment to Meet Its Development Needs? | Center For Global Development (cgdev.org)

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China. The Future of Development: Lessons from China’s Success (and Failures) (Center for Global Development)

Our series on the big challenges and opportunities for developing countries over the next couple of decades has so far largely focused on specific sectors: agriculturehealth and finance. The fourth took a different tack, considering instead what we should—and should not—learn from the most dramatic development success of the past century: China.
The Future of Development: Lessons from China’s Success (and Failures) | Center For Global Development (cgdev.org)

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