Tag Archives: Economic growth

Critical Connections: Promoting Economic Growth and Resilience in Europe and Central Asia

The World Bank has recently published the report “Critical Connections: Promoting Economic Growth and Resilience in Europe and Central Asia”. The report examines how trade, investment, migration, and other linkages among countries drive economic growth in the Europe and Central Asia region. The study breaks new ground by using a multidimensional approach that recognizes how …
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Unrealized Potential: The High Cost of Gender Inequality in Earnings

Globally, countries are losing $160 trillion in wealth because of differences in lifetime earnings between women and men. This amounts to an average of $23,620 for each person in the 141 countries studied by the World Bank Group in a new report released recently. The study, Unrealized Potential: The High Cost of Gender Inequality in …
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Fostering Effective Energy Transition

The first edition of the Fostering Effective Energy Transition report, prepared with analytical support from McKinsey & Company, is part of the World Economic Forum System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Energy. The report Fostering Effective Energy Transition: A Fact-Based Framework to Support Decision-Making introduces the “Energy Transition Index”, which builds upon the previous …
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ICT4SDGs: ICT-centric economic growth, innovation and job creation

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) embody a universally shared vision of progress towards a safe, just and sustainable space for all human beings. The book, “ICT-centric economic growth, innovation and job creation“, written by leading scholars and experts from around the world, aims to address the challenges and opportunities offered by ICTs in the areas …
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Building Better Cities

Toronto, Vancouver and Singapore emerged as the top three cities in APEC in which to live and do business, according to PwC Building Better Cities survey. The PwC study gives city leaders a view of where they are now, and it hopes to inspire cities within APEC to collaborate and seek advice to solve tenacious problems. The …
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The year’s winner of the “The FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2014” is Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty

Overview: What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. …
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Better Growth Better Climate

The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate has just published “Better Growth, Better Climate: The New Climate Economy Report.” According to the study governments and business can now improve economic growth and reduce their economic emissions together. The report considers the next 15 years vital because in that time the global economy is forecasted …
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World’s 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies

Xero, an Australian IT software and services business that had five-year average sales growth of 210 percent, has topped the World’s 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies for 2014, published by Forbes. NetSuite (a U.S IT software and services company) and Monitise (an English technology and services company) trail in second and third place, respectively. Forbes …
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Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2014

The World Economic Forum has just released the “Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2014.” Prepared in collaboration with Accenture and designed to help countries spur their efforts to meet energy challenges and opportunities in innovative ways, the Index assesses regions and 124 countries according to economic growth, environmental sustainability and energy security performance, analyzing …
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OECD Economic Survey of Italy 2013

The OECD has just published its latest Economic Survey of Italy. According to the report, Italy has made considerable progress in strengthening its public finances and adopting wide-ranging reforms to boost economic growth. The latest Economic Survey of Italy says implementation of the key 2012 reforms aimed at improving the dynamism of labour and product …
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