Day: October 8, 2020

Covid And Locusts. Managing Two Crises At Once

There seems something Biblical about this year’s twin crises of COVID-19 pandemic and locust plagues in much of the world. Are the other two Horsemen of the Apocalypse already saddling up? Maybe – but in the meantime, what can policymakers do to deal effectively with two deep crises simultaneously? Regions affected by both disasters will …

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Africa Rises To The Covid Challenge. Making Public Private Partnerships Work

Until now, African countries have largely defied the gloomiest forecasts about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic. The continent, which many epidemiologists predicted would be incredibly vulnerable to the disease, has instead seen some of the lowest death rates per capita, with the World Health Organization (WHO) describing it as the ‘least impacted region’ in the …

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Renewables Before Coal. Vietnam’s New Masterplan

As the world went into lockdown, new renewable energy projects around the world ground to a halt. The transition to clean energy, a policy priority for many governments just 12 months ago, now faces an uncertain future: falling oil prices, investor anxiety and the shift in government focus to the public health emergency have all …

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