EconographicsAug 2, 2022
The global slowdown: Why Sub-Saharan Africa is so important
By Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou and Naomi Aladekoba
The global community, with the leadership of the IMF and the World Bank, needs to focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. While the population in countries that have moved into the high-income and upper middle-income categories are now aging rapidly, Sub-Saharan Africa is home to one of the world’s youngest population structure. In addition to lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty in this region, sustained and inclusive growth over the next two decades in Sub-Saharan Africa could contribute to the growth in the global economy.
EconographicsJul 28, 2022
Keeping everyone in the club: How sanctions complicate the Bretton Woods Institutions’ job
By Mrugank Bhusari, Maia Nikoladze, Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou
With a voting majority at the Bretton Woods Institutions, the G7 and EU can collectively ask the institutions to comply with their sanctions. This is complicating the IMF and World Bank's functions.
EconographicsJul 28, 2022
When does an economy enter recession?
By Charles Lichfield, Sophia Busch
US GDP growth was negative for two consecutive quarters, fulfilling textbook definitions of a recession. Regardless of definition, this period of contraction is different from previous periods with a much tighter labor market.
EconographicsJul 13, 2022
Emerging markets need new engines of growth
By Niels Graham
External tailwinds such as trade, interest rates, and commodity prices propelled emerging market growth throughout the 2000s. However, as the global macroeconomic backdrop shifts these conditions are increasingly becoming headwind risks.
New AtlanticistJun 24, 2022
Seven trends to watch as the world’s richest countries get together
By the GeoEconomics Center
From inflation to sanctions, these are the key questions facing the G7 countries—which represent around half the global economy—at their upcoming summit.
EconographicsJun 17, 2022
The Fed has regained the initiative, but at a cost
By Hung Tran
The Fed may well have been right in taking forceful actions now to fight inflation after failing to control it, but such actions add to the challenges experienced by economies around the world.
Trackers and Data VisualizationsJun 16, 2022
Visualizing the NATO Strategic Concept: Five ways to look at the Alliance’s future
By Atlantic Council experts
We asked our experts: With so much happening in the global arena, what topics will be featured in NATO's Strategic Concept - and how should the Alliance think about addressing them?
EconographicsJun 13, 2022
Quasi-state financial institutions and the Bretton Woods: A case for collaboration?
By Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou
The emergence of new regional entities in global finance means the Bretton Woods Institutions are no longer the sole flag-bearers of economic development and financial stability.