Commentary 16 July 2019

Why Europe Should Give Up the IMF

Claiming the privilege of naming the IMF’s top official is completely out of touch with how the European Union should want to be seen around the world. Time to give it up.

The Global Futures Podcast

What sort of future are we heading for? We discuss foreign policy, economics, war, peace, and how the world is changing with experts from across the globe as part of the Global Governance Futures — Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogue Program. 

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South African Lessons for City Activism

Joel Sandhu and GGF 2030 fellow Jodi Allemeier break down the tactics of Cape Town’s citizen activists and talk about what others can learn from their recognition that democracy is not a dialogue, but a tussle to develop effective strategies for change at the city level.

Commentary

Lasst Nichteuropäern den Vortritt

Angeblich will die EU eine Weltordnung, die auf Kooperation und Regeln gründet. Doch zugleich beharrt sie darauf, den IWF-Chefposten zu besetzen. Beides passt nicht zusammen.

Article

Judging Universities by How Free They Are

Degrees of academic freedom should affect universities’ reputations, but there is no reliable data on violations of academic freedom in higher education institutions worldwide. GPPi is piloting a comparative global measurement on academic freedom to address this gap.

Project report

Harmonizing Reporting Pilot: Final Review

In 2017, GPPi developed a new template to streamline donor reporting in the humanitarian sector. After piloting it for two years, we found that it is an important building block for achieving the Grand Bargain commitment to simplify and harmonize reporting requirements.

Interview

What’s at Stake Amid Hong Kong’s Extradition Protests?

As Hong Kongers continue to rise up against a controversional extradition bill, here is what it all means for the territory.

Study

Automation and the Future of Work in Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper presents the factors that are driving or inhibiting the automation revolution and applies them to sub-Saharan Africa. It concludes that tough times may be coming for some, but the overall impact of automation in the region will be limited.