Category Archives: Economics & Statistics

Africa’s Development Dynamics 2019

The OECD has recently published the report “Africa’s Development Dynamics 2019: Achieving Productive Transformation“. What are the major economic and social trends in Africa? What is Africa’s role in globalisation? This annual report presents an Africa open to the world and towards the future. Africa’s Development Dynamics uses the lessons learned in the five African …
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IMF Regional Economic Outlook: Europe – November 2019

The IMF has just published the Regional Economic Outlook: Europe. Economic activity in Europe has slowed on the back of weakness in trade and manufacturing. For most of the region, the slowdown remains externally driven. However, some signs of softer domestic demand have started to appear, especially in investment. Services and domestic consumption have been …
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Policy Pathways for the New Economy

The World Economic Forum has just published Policy Pathways for the New Economy. Unfolding technological developments pose a significant challenge in terms of the depth of economic and social transformation needed for their benefits to be fully realized and equitably distributed. Questions are emerging regarding the adequacy of our current economic policies and practices, the …
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The Cybersecurity Guide for Leaders in Today’s Digital World

Cyberattacks are one of the top 10 global risks of highest concern in the next decade, with an estimated price tag of $90 trillion if cybersecurity efforts do not keep pace with technological change. While there is abundant guidance in the cybersecurity community, the application of prescribed action continues to fall short of what is …
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Doing Business 2020

The World Bank has just published “Doing Business 2020: Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies.” Doing Business 2020, a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 17th in a series of annual studies measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. The report presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the …
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IMF Economic and Fiscal Updates – October 2019

The IMF has just released three reports, the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Global Manufacturing Downturn, Rising Trade Barriers,” the update to the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), “Lower for Longer;” and the Fiscal Monitor (FM), “How to Mitigate Climate Change.” According to the WEO, global growth is forecast at 3.0 percent for 2019, its …
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World Development Report 2020: Trading for Development in the Age of Global Value Chains

The World Bank has recently launched the World Development Report 2020, entitled “Trading for Development in the Age of Global Value Chains.” Global value chains (GVCs) powered the surge of international trade after 1990 and now account for almost half of all trade. This shift enabled an unprecedented economic convergence: poor countries grew rapidly and …
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European Jobs Monitor 2019

Eurofound has recently published the latest EJM annual report 2019: Shifts in the employment structure at regional level. Accumulating evidence indicates that large metropolitan centres are faring much better than other regions within the Member States of the EU. Such interregional inequality contributes to disenchantment with existing political systems, which in turn can weaken the …
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The Global Competitiveness Report 2019

The World Economic Forum has launched “The Global Competitiveness Report 2019”. Ten years on from the global financial crisis, the world economy remains locked in a cycle of low or flat productivity growth despite the injection of more than $10 trillion by central banks. The latest Global Competitiveness Report paints a gloomy picture, yet it …
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Annual Review of Working Life 2018

This Eurofound report – the latest in an annual series – describes the main developments in industrial relations and the regulations affecting working conditions at EU level and in the EU Member States and Norway during 2018. Based on data from the Network of Eurofound Correspondents, it presents information related to national social dialogue actors …
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