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Jean-Francois Rischard is an economist. He was the Vice President of World Bank from 1998 to 2005. Born in Luxembourg in 1948, Rischard holds doctoral degrees in law and economics and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
We are using too much of the planet.
Develop a global-citizenship mindset, Rischard says.
Rischard remains an optimist despite his book's stark predictions.
Nation-states are useful, but limited in their perspective.
The Kyoto Protocol.
The world is too fragmented to deal with global problems.
Global institutions are too small to deal with the biggest issues.
We are only a fifth of the way into the digital revolution.
Gerhard Schroeder wanted a briefing.
Bringing out-of-the-box thinking to the World Bank.