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The Global Risks Report 2018

The World Economic Forum has just published the Global Risk Report 2018. The Global Risks Report 2018 is published at a time of encouraging headline global growth. Any breathing space this offers to leaders should not be squandered: the urgency of facing up to systemic challenges has intensified over the past year amid proliferating signs …
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Artificial Intelligence 2017

This Statista report offers insights into Artificial Intelligence, its forms of application and its potential. AI is one of the hot digital topics and it is being applied in many industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, finance, entertainment, and education. Not only does automation through AI lead to cost savings, it is also expected to result …
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Trouble in the Making? The Future of Manufacturing-Led Development

This report from the World Bank Group’s Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice explains that the criteria for becoming a desirable manufacturing location are changing. Companies once influenced by the prospect of inexpensive labor costs are beginning to favor locations that can better take advantage of new technologies. The report is available from the World Bank …
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ICT4SDGs: ICT-centric economic growth, innovation and job creation

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) embody a universally shared vision of progress towards a safe, just and sustainable space for all human beings. The book, “ICT-centric economic growth, innovation and job creation“, written by leading scholars and experts from around the world, aims to address the challenges and opportunities offered by ICTs in the areas …
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ICT Facts and Figures 2017

The ITU ICT Facts and Figures 2017 features end-2017 estimates for key telecommunication/ICT indicators, including data on mobile-cellular subscriptions, Internet use, fixed and mobile broadband services, household ICT access, and more. New data show that young people are at the forefront of today’s information society: 830 million young people representing more than 80 per cent …
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Inclusive innovation policies: Lessons from international case studies

Innovation policies are central to growth agendas in most countries, but have figured much less prominently in strategies to promote social inclusion. In recent years, many countries have implemented “inclusive innovation policies”– a specific set of innovation policies that aim to boost the capacities and opportunities of disadvantaged individuals to engage in innovation activities, including …
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Working Anytime, Anywhere: The Effects on the World of Work

New information and communications technologies have revolutionised work and life in the 21st century. The constant connectivity enabled by these devices allows work to be performed at any time and from almost anywhere. This joint report by the ILO and Eurofound synthesises the findings of national studies from 15 countries, plus the European Working Conditions …
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Amazon Heads World’s Most Innovative Companies

Amazon has topped Fast Company‘s annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2017. Google and Uber occupy second and third position, respectively. Fast Company’s annual list recognizes leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in nimble business and impactful innovation. To produce the 2017 list, the magazine’s editors spent a full year gathering and analyzing …
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Digital Transformation Initiative

The Digital Transformation Initiative offers unique insights into the impact of digital technologies on business and wider society over the next decade. DTI research supports collaboration between the public and private sectors focused on ensuring that digitalization unlocks new levels of prosperity for both industry and society. To maximize the opportunities surrounding digital innovation, the …
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