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Development Could be a Click Away in the Arab World

Development Could be a Click Away in the Arab World

Junaid Kamal Ahmad, World Bank Director of Sustainable Development for the Middle East and North Africa, discusses the immense potential for high speed internet to be an engine of development in the region. This is the focus of the forthcoming report, “Broadband Networks in the Middle East and North Africa: […]

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Exploring South Africa’s Export Competitiveness

Exploring South Africa’s Export Competitiveness

South Africa has identified the export sector as an engine for higher, more inclusive and job intensive growth. However despite some successes, South Africa will need to greatly improve its export performance to meet these goals. The 5th edition of the South Africa Economic update explores export competitiveness using export […]

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Your chance, Mr Obama

Your chance, Mr Obama

The West can lead again if America recovers its self-confidence, argues John Micklethwait For most of the past decade the world has got used to the idea of influence moving slowly from America to China. The “Washington consensus” of democracy and free markets has given way to the Beijing consensus […]

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