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Articles and analyses from the INET community on the key economic questions of our time.

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Vera Songwe: “Let’s build forward better!”

Oct 30, 2020

In this interview, Dr. Vera Songwe, economist and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa reflects on the ways that African governments have handled COVID-19, the role of the Continental Free Trade Agreement in turbo-charging future growth, the vital role of infrastructural investment and mobilising domestic resources for building forward better and greener.

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Edward Brown: “Growth with ‘DEPTH’ should guide economic transformation in Africa”

Oct 2, 2020

In this interview, Folashadé Soulé and Camilla Toulmin discuss with Edward K. Brown, Senior Director, Research and Advisory services at the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) based in Accra, Ghana, on the effects of COVID-19 on regional integration and economic transformation in Africa, and the role of ACET and African think tanks in advising African governments respond to the crisis.

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What Happens When a Noted Female Economist Fights Toxic Culture in the Field?

Sep 9, 2020

Claudia Sahm dares to call out systemic bullying and harassment that drives out talent and compromises science. Perpetrators are not happy.

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Takyiwaa Manuh: Governments need to focus more on the gendered impacts of COVID-19

Jun 26, 2020

In this conversation with Folashadé Soulé and Camilla Toulmin, Pr Takyiwaa Manuh analyses how the pandemic has disproportionately affected women at different levels especially in Ghana, and describes why governments need to focus more strongly on the gendered impacts of COVID-19 in both their sanitary and economic response.