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Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

The contributor for Republica.

Tackling the global learning crisis

Published On: March 20, 2021 08:00 AM NPT By: Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

The long-term costs of the current education gap are too large to ignore. So, what can be done?

Problem with the COVID convergence

Published On: February 2, 2021 08:00 AM NPT By: Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

Efficient use of available resources and effective implementation will be more important than ever. With the rich getting poorer, the poor must take matters into their own hands.

What COVID is costing women

Published On: December 4, 2020 08:11 AM NPT By: Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

The gender dimension of the pandemic has received far less attention than its racial and socioeconomic aspects. Whenever we do shift our focus to the post-pandemic recovery, we must use that occasion to enact changes that will improve women’s lives.

How poverty reduction can survive deglobalization

Published On: September 20, 2020 03:19 PM NPT By: Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

NEW HAVEN – The COVID-19 pandemic seems to have curtailed globalization in ways that the current US administration could scarcely have dreamed up even a year ago. But, viewed in a broader context, this year’s retreat from globalization is merely the latest chapter in an ongoing process that has left the developing world increasingly pessimistic about pursuing export-driven growth as a path out of poverty.

Keep borders open

Published On: July 30, 2020 03:23 PM NPT By: Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

NEW HAVEN – Until recently, we were regularly confronted with images of drowned migrants floating in the waters separating poorer countries from richer ones, from the Rio Grande to the Mediterranean. And although COVID-19 now dominates the news, the pandemic’s economic fallout is likely to exacerbate the global inequalities that drive migration.

Silent hero of coronavirus crisis

Published On: March 19, 2020 09:24 AM NPT By: Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

NEW HAVEN – Not to diminish the superhuman efforts of nurses, doctors, and health-care workers worldwide, but sometimes, no matter how hard one tries, and no matter how selflessly one sacrifices, one stands no chance against a more powerful enemy. The new coronavirus, COVID-19, has proved to be such a foe. Were it not for technology, the battle against it would have been lost by now.