SUM-forskere i media - Side 16

Publisert 7. feb. 2020 10:28

While the country’s identity abroad is all too frequently associated with poverty, Malawi will from now on be able to bask in the glory of having accomplished a feat that has only been once replicated on the African continent, writes Banik.

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Publisert 3. feb. 2020 11:14

China’s response to the epidemic is not only a reaction to a mounting health crisis, but also a projection of the strength of its regime and its preferred approaches to development and governance. The censorship of public debate and social media, for instance, can be viewed in some quarters as an effective tool for limiting the spread of rumors and prevent widespread panic, writes Puyvallée and Banik.

Publisert 31. jan. 2020 10:15

While it has impressed large parts of the world in recent decades with its impressive ability to undertake major infrastructure projects, the current crisis has provided ample evidence of the extraordinary logistical capacity that China possesses to undertake major construction projects within its territory, writes Banik.

Publisert 14. jan. 2020 10:47

Å kutte enhver forbindelse mellom Latin-Amerika og Iran har lenge vært høyt på USAs sikkerhetsagenda i regionen. Etter drapet på general Qasem Soleimani kan USA være enda lengre fra det målet. Det er det flere årsaker til.

Publisert 13. jan. 2020 11:23

–  What should, then, Malawi do? Is it really the case, as some claim, that Malawi is “policy rich but implementation poor”? asks Banik.

Publisert 2. jan. 2020 11:58

–  In appreciating “what works” in development, we must continue to better understand not just how “problems” are identified and solved, but also the types of measures that we choose to undertake and how the desired goals of such interventions are achieved, writes Banik.

Publisert 19. des. 2019 09:49

—  Larger groups of people throughout the world are now achieving basic forms of human development. However, the world is simultaneously witnessing an increase in inequalities related to enhanced capabilities. Individuals and groups are increasingly dissatisfied with the choices made by their leaders, writes Banik.

Publisert 19. des. 2019 09:46

–  Perhaps it is the reputation of being one of the world’s fastest growing economies, despite its landlocked status and an economy not dependent on a natural resource boom, that has made the world notice Ethiopia’s rise as potentially the only true “developmental state” in Africa, writes Banik.

Publisert 19. des. 2019 09:41

Dan Banik participated in a panel discussion on developments in Ethiopia and possible regional implications. The panel also discussed Ethiopia’s potential role as a regional peacemaker.

Publisert 5. des. 2019 14:09

— No system is foolproof and supporters of cash argue that digital technology is vulnerable to hackers, pointing to serious data breaches in recent years, which have also affected banks, writes Banik.

Publisert 4. des. 2019 11:00

–  There is growing frustration, especially among Africa’s youth, on the inability of the current political system to provide them with better representation and a stronger say in how their countries are governed, writes Banik.

Publisert 22. nov. 2019 14:55

— With the world’s largest share of arable land, Africa began to witness increased interest from foreign investors, who were optimistic of their ability to transform the continent’s agriculture sector while ensuring that their own countries would enjoy a steady supply of food. A decade later, and with hindsight, such ambitions appear to have been rather naïve, writes Banik.