Towards the circular economy: Accelerating the scale-up across global supply chains
In this report, the World Economic Forum and the Foundation, with analytics provided by McKinsey & Company, acting as project adviser, joined forces to reconcile the concept of scaling a circular economy within the reality of a global economy and complex multi-tier supply chains. The key objective is to propose a very specific joint plan of action for industry leaders.
Infrastructure Investment Policy Blueprint
Governments the world over are facing an acute need for new or modernized infrastructure; the estimated shortfall in global infrastructure debt and equity investment is at least US$ 1 trillion per year. There is no fundamental scarcity of private capital – investors are frequently falling short of their target allocations. Despite infrastructure’s in-principle attractiveness as an asset class and the reduced role of traditional financing, investors struggle to find opportunities that are…
The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Education & Skills publishes Education and Skills 2.0: New Targets and Innovative Approaches to provide the latest thinking on the critical importance of education. #wef #wefreport #education
Health Systems Leapfrogging in Emerging Economies
One of the major and growing challenges facing emerging economies is how they can make their health systems sustainable. As they try to catch up with more advanced health systems, they often replicate the path followed by developed economies. However, in doing so, they risk making avoidable mistakes and finding themselves in financially untenable situations. For Nigeria, for example, to catch up with the same number of doctors per capita of the OECD economies, it would need 12 times as many…
This Report by the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda on Employment presents a set of policy recommendations to enhance skills matching to labour market needs through social partnerships. #wef #wefreport #skills #jobs
The Europe 2020 Competitiveness Report
In recent years Europe has faced a myriad of economic and social difficulties, with continued financial troubles, fear of outright sovereign defaults, and rising unemployment and social tensions in several European economies. These concerns have led many to question the very viability of the euro and have raised the need to rethink the European Union project itself.
Global Information Technology Report 2014
The Global Information Technology Report 2014 features the latest results of the NRI, offering an overview of the current state of ICT readiness in the world. This year’s coverage includes a record number of 148 economies, accounting for over 98 percent of global GDP.
World Economic Forum on Latin America Opening Pathways for Shared Progress
The ninth World Economic Forum on Latin America took place in Panama City and brought together more than 650 leaders from industry, government, academia and civil society, including seven heads of state and government. Young people from Latin America and the Caribbean were also well-represented by Global Shapers from across the region. Over the three days of the meeting, under the theme Opening Pathways for Shared Progress, participants explored a range of issues affecting Latin America as…
Jobs and Skills: Tackling the Global Unemployment Crisis - Preparing for Growth
It has been six years since the start of the global financial crisis and job creation remains weak in many G20 countries, preventing a significant decline in the often record-high levels of unemployment and underemployment. Unfortunately, the short-term labour market outlook is not encouraging for many countries. Against this backdrop, the role of governments collaborating closely with social partners to promote job creation and inclusive growth has never been so important.This Report…