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May 13 2014

From Marcelo Giugale Tue May 13 2014, 17:13:41

Corruption, natural disasters, wars, bad policies, and bad luck made it impossible for African governments to keep up with debt payments without cutting basic services to their people, who were already poor and getting few services in the first place.

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April 1 2014

From Marcelo Giugale Tue Apr 1 2014, 11:29:18

They generate benefits that go beyond their own businesses -- in technical jargon, they generate "spill-overs" for the rest of the economy. But, what evidence do we have that these spill-overs really exist?

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March 7 2014

From Marcelo Giugale Fri Mar 7 2014, 10:50:28

Since the early 1900s, the world celebrates International Women's Day each March. In the earlier years, there was not much to "celebrate." Today, there is. The past three decades have witnessed real progress towards gender equity.

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January 7 2014

From Marcelo Giugale Tue Jan 7 2014, 12:27:08

The problem with arguments against aid is not that they lack fiscal appeal or past evidence -- nobody wants to waste money abroad while the budget is being cut at home. The problem is that they belong to a world that doesn't exist anymore.

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November 21 2013

From Marcelo Giugale Thu Nov 21 2013, 10:21:47

Can governments do anything to make their people more innovative? And, if they cannot, are we saying that those middle-income countries who fail to climb the technological ladder are "trapped" forever?

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October 2 2013

From Marcelo Giugale Wed Oct 2 2013, 19:28:26

If anything, China had to import all that. This should make industrialization relatively easier for Africa, a region super-rich in commodities. But that depends on how that wealth is spent. Is it going to build Africa's human capital?

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