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October 8 2014

From Marcelo Giugale Wed Oct 8 2014, 09:44:16

The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has claimed thousands of lives -- more than 3,000 and counting -- and it has the power to take many more. It also has the power to wreck the economies of one of the poorest regions in the world.

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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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