Category Archives: Economics & Statistics

Back to the future: Policy Pointers from Platform Work Scenarios

Platform work – the matching of supply and demand for paid labour through an online platform – is still small in scale but is expected to grow. Accordingly, it is important to anticipate the opportunities and risks related to this business model and employment form. This report explores potential scenarios for two selected types of …
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Latest Interim OECD Economic Outlook – Coronavirus: Living with Uncertainty

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to threaten jobs, businesses and the health and well-being of millions amid exceptional uncertainty, building confidence will be crucial to ensure that economies recover and adapt, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Outlook. After an unprecedented collapse in the first half of the year, economic output recovered swiftly following …
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Beyond Growth: Towards a New Economic Approach

The OECD has just published: Beyond Growth – Towards a New Economic Approach. We are facing a series of converging planetary emergencies linked to the environment, the economy, and our social and political systems, but we will not meet these challenges using the tools of the last century. We need to rethink the role of …
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Housing and Inclusive Growth

The OECD has just published the report: “Housing and Inclusive Growth.” Housing is key to inclusive growth. It is the biggest spending item of household budgets, the main driver of wealth accumulation and biggest source of debt for most households. Housing and the neighbourhood in which people live also have important implications for individual health, …
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Education at a Glance 2020

The OECD has just released “Education at a Glance”, that is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems across OECD countries and a number of partner economies. More than 100 charts and tables in this publication – …
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Women and Trade: The Role of Trade in Promoting Gender Equality

The World Bank has recently published “Women and Trade: The Role of Trade in Promoting Gender Equality”. Trade can dramatically improve women’s lives, creating new jobs, enhancing consumer choices, and increasing women’s bargaining power in society. It can also lead to job losses and a concentration of work in low-skilled employment. Given the complexity and …
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Human Capital as an Asset: An Accounting Framework to Reset the Value of Talent in the New World of Work

The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Willis Towers Watson, has published a new white paper, “Human Capital as an Asset: An Accounting Framework for to Reset the Value of Talent in the New World of Work”, to provide organizations with a model to reshape human capital accounting. The framework will enable a company to …
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Systems of Cyber Resilience: Secure and Trusted FinTech

The World Economic Forum has just published the report: Systems of Cyber Resilience: Secure and Trusted FinTech. Cyber risk is pervasive, systemic and global in scope. In the financial services industry, it is increasingly difficult to mitigate this risk, since the modularization of financial servicesinterlinks organizations whose cybersecurity maturity levels vary greatly. It is therefore …
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Enhancing Equal Access to Opportunities for All in G20 Countries

Over recent years, globalisation, digitalisation, demographics and climate change have been transforming the way economies work. These trends have provided new opportunities for growth, but also deepened inequalities as the gains from growth have not been shared evenly amongst all. The COVID-19 pandemic – a global public health crisis without precedent in living memory – …
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Digital Transformation: Powering the Great Reset

COVID-19 is a watershed moment for the digital transformation of business. The rules for success have changed and are ever more reliant on harnessing the power of digital models to create new value and experiences. Accelerating digital transformation, with purpose, is essential for companies to survive and thrive in the new normal. Successful leaders will …
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