Tag Archives: Development

IESE Cities in Motion Index 2018

The fifth edition of the Cities in Motion Index (CIMI) evaluates cities’ level of development in relation to nine key areas or dimensions: Economy, Human Capital, Social Cohesion, Environment, Governance, Urban Planning, International Outreach, Technology, and Mobility and Transportation. The CIMI 2018 edition includes 165 cities, including 74 capitals, representing more than 80 countries. To …
Continue reading

Unlocking the Potential of Youth Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries

Demographic pressure and the youth bulge in the developing world pose a major employment challenge. This situation is exacerbated by insufficient job creation, scarce formal wage employment opportunities and vulnerability in the workplace. For these reasons, fostering youth entrepreneurship has gained importance in the global and national development policy agenda. This report aims to contribute …
Continue reading

The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2015

The World Economic Forum has just published “The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2015.” The report, which covers 112 economies, seeks to improve our understanding of how countries can use a diverse spectrum of policy incentives and institutional mechanisms to make economic growth more socially inclusive without dampening incentives to work, save and invest. Six …
Continue reading

Leveraging Entrepreneurial Ambition and Innovation

Entrepreneurship is a critical driver of economic growth, innovation and prosperity. The report Leveraging Entrepreneurial Ambition and Innovation: A Global Perspective on Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness and Development examines the relationship between entrepreneurship and competitiveness from a fresh perspective. By combining two unique data sets – the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index data, which ranks the …
Continue reading

Transnational Corporations, Agricultural Production and Development

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has published the World Investment Report 2009: Transnational Corporations, Agricultural Production and Development. The study analyzes the latest trends in foreign direct investment (FDI). The economic and financial crises have severely affected global FDI flows worldwide. Inflows are expected to fall from $1.7 trillion in 2008 …
Continue reading

2009’s The Training Top 125

(CC) Inkyhack/Flickr Training Magazine‘s list ranks companies that have the best employer-sponsored training and development programs. The selection process for the Training Top 125 is based on a variety of benchmarking statistics such as total training budget; percentage of payroll; number of training hours per employee program; goals, evaluation, measurement, and workplace surveys; hours of …
Continue reading