Category Archives: Economics & Statistics

Future of Consumption in Fast-Growth Consumer Markets: India

The World Economic Forum has just published the Insight Report: “Future of Consumption in Fast-Growth Consumer Markets: India“, in collaboration with Bain & Company. This report sheds light on one of the fastest growing economies in the world – India. By 2030, India will see a tremendous jump in consumer spending driven by increased incomes, …
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The Global Gender Gap Report 2018

The World Economic Forum has just published the 2018 edition of The Global Gender Gap Report. Gender parity is fundamental to whether and how economies and societies thrive. Ensuring the full development and appropriate deployment of half of the world’s total talent pool has a vast bearing on the growth, competitiveness and future-readiness of economies …
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Value in Healthcare: Accelerating the Pace of Health System Transformation

The World Economic Forum has recently published the “Value in Healthcare: Accelerating the Pace of Health System Transformation” report, in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group. In a world characterized by an ageing population, more and more people suffering from long-term chronic disease, and ever-increasing healthcare costs, improving healthcare value by delivering better health outcomes …
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Societal Change and Trust in Institutions

As data from the European Quality of Life Surveys and Eurobarometer show, the sharp decline in trust in institutions was a temporary phenomenon during the recession. In some Member States, trust in the EU declined more during this period than trust in national governments, but trust in the EU has generally remained higher than trust …
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Our Shared Digital Future: Building an Inclusive, Trustworthy and Sustainable Digital Society

“Our Shared Digital Future” is a publication shaped by leaders from business, government, academia and civil society who collectively acknowledge the need for shared goals and coordinated action to shape an inclusive, sustainable, digital future. Facilitated by the World Economy Forum’s System Initiative on Digital Economy and Society, the paper reviews current status, offers an …
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Industries in 2019

The world’s major industries are all set for further growth in 2019, but there are some worrying risks. “Industries in 2019” examines examine the top five global risks affecting six key industry sectors: automotive, consumer goods and retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, and telecoms. The report analyses what to expect for 2019, focusing on how …
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OECD Economic Survey of Spain 2018

The OECD has recedntly published the “Economic Survey of Spain 2018”. According to the report, the Spanish economy continues its strong growth, thanks to past structural reforms, robust employment growth and accommodative macroeconomic policies. However, the legacy of the crisis has not yet been fully overcome and imbalances remain. The robust recovery provides an opportunity …
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Does employment status matter for job quality?

Two-thirds of the EU labour force are in permanent, full-time employment; the remaining one-third has a non-standard employment status, meaning temporary or part-time employment or self-employment. Given the variety of employment statuses, it is worth asking whether working conditions differ across them. This policy brief uses data from the 2015 European Working Conditions Survey to …
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OECD Economic Outlook – Nov 2018

The OECD has just published its latest Economic Outlook. According to the report, global economic growth remains strong but has passed its recent peak and faces escalating risks including rising trade tensions and tightening financial conditions. Growth forecasts for next year have been revised down for most of the world’s major economies. Global GDP is …
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Social Cohesion and Well-Being in Europe

This report provides an analysis of European societies in terms of social cohesion – in particular social tensions, perceived social exclusion and community engagement are explored as key dimensions. It analyses the links between societal characteristics (quality of society) and well-being of different social groups. The analysis looks at how perceived levels of societal tensions …
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