Category Archives: Economics & Statistics

New Tasks in Old Jobs: Drivers of Change and Implications for Job Quality

The overview report “New tasks in old jobs: Drivers of change and implications for job quality” summarises the findings of 20 case studies looking at recent changes in the task content of five manufacturing occupations (car assemblers, meat processing workers, hand-packers, chemical products plant and machine operators and inspection engineers) as a result of factors …
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OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2018

The OECD has just released the “Business and Finance Outlook”. The OECD Business and Finance Outlook is an annual publication that presents unique data and analysis on the trends, both positive and negative, that are shaping tomorrow’s world of business, finance and investment. Using analysis from a wide range of perspectives, this year’s edition addresses …
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Arab World Competitiveness Report 2018

The Arab World is at a critical juncture. Ambitious economic and social reforms bring great economic promise to the region and at the same time we continue to see fragility and persisting inequalities that can potentially erode social cohesion. The “Arab World Competitiveness Report 2018“, which is the result of a long-standing collaboration between the …
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Overview of New Forms of Employment – 2018 Update

Across Europe, new forms of employment are emerging that differ significantly from traditional employment. Some of these forms of employment transform the relationship between employer and employee while others change work organisation and work patterns. They often involve locations other than the usual employer’s premises, and or extensive use of information and communications technology. This …
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Building a Stronger and More Integrated Europe

Europe’s economy is finally growing robustly. These positive developments provide an opportunity to renew efforts to meet the long-term challenges facing the European Union (EU). The EU’s record on reducing regional income disparities is mixed and this explains some of citizens’ discontent with the European project. Reforming cohesion policy by focusing spending more on items …
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Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

The OECD has recently published the “Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Sustainable Development.” The need to mainstream biodiversity into economic growth and development is being increasingly recognised and is now also firmly embedded in the Sustainable Development Goals. Drawing on experiences and insights from 16 predominantly megadiverse countries, this report examines how biodiversity is being mainstreamed in …
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The Long View: Scenarios for the World Economy to 2060

This OECD WorKing Paper by Yvan Guillemette and David Turner presents long-run economic projections for 46 countries, extending the short-run projections of the Spring 2018 OECD Economic Outlook. It first sets out a baseline scenario under the assumption that countries do not carry out institutional and policy reforms. This scenario is then used as a …
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Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2018

Eight out of the Top 10 are technology or tech-related brands. This category continues to dominate the rankings with Google and Apple retaining the number 1 and 2 spots, growing +23% to $302.1 billion and +28% to $300.6 billion respectively. Amazon moved into the no.3 position ahead of Microsoft, growing +49% to $207.6 billion, while Tencent rose to no.5 ahead of Facebook(no.6) growing +65% …
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OECD-UNCTAD 19th Report on G20 Investment Measures

Investment measures taken by G20 Members between mid-October 2017 and mid-May 2018 show a mixed picture, according to the 19th OECD-UNCTAD report. While some point towards greater openness for foreign investment and the easing of conditions for international capital flows, especially where enterprise investment is concerned, others introduce new investment restrictions. Investment policies related to …
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Reshaping Urban Mobility with Autonomous Vehicles: Lessons from the City of Boston

Autonomous vehicles will radically transform how people and goods are transported around cities. What steps do government leaders need to take to ensure the future of mobility remains safe, clean and accessible for all people? The report “Reshaping Urban Mobility with Autonomous Vehicles: Lessons from the City of Boston“, co-published by the World Economic Forum …
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