2020 Fortune most powerful women in business (Fortune)

Fortune released their 2020 list of the Most Powerful Women in Business. Topping the list is Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture.  2020 Fortune Most Powerful Women in Business (Top 10):  1. Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture 2. Mary Barra, Chairman & CEO of General Motors 3. Abigail Johnson, Chairman & CEO of Fidelity Investments 4. Gail Boudreaux, President & CEO […]
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Dashboard for a new economy: Towards a new compass for the post-covid recovery (WEF)

The World Economic Forum has just published the report: “Dashboard for a new economy: Towards a new compass for the post-covid recovery.” The simultaneous disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis in nearly every country around the world has forced societies into a moment of pause and reflection on what is truly of value. Rebuilding the post-pandemic economy […]
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Future of jobs report 2020 (WEF)

The Future of Jobs WEF report maps the jobs and skills of the future, tracking the pace of change. It aims to shed light on the pandemic-related disruptions in 2020, contextualized within a longer history of economic cycles and the expected outlook for technology adoption, jobs and skills in the next five years. The Future of Jobs […]
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Industries in 2021 (EIU)

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic overturned assumptions about the development of the global economy and destroyed any hope of steady growth for many industries. A recovery in 2021 is expected, but it will not be straightforward. Even if the coronavirus is brought under control, companies will have to rethink their business models and adapt to changing […]
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Poverty and shared prosperity 2020: Reversals of fortune (World Bank)

The Poverty and Shared Prosperity series provides a global audience with the latest and most accurate estimates on trends in global poverty and shared prosperity. For more than two decades, extreme poverty was steadily declining. Now, for the first time in a generation, the quest to end poverty has suffered its worst setback. Poverty and […]
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International compedium of entrepreneurship policies (OECD)

The OECD has just published: “International Compendium of Entrepreneurship Policies.”  It is increasingly understood that entrepreneurship plays a critical role in economic growth and well-being. But which policies can governments develop to release its benefits? This publication offers guidance and inspiration.  It identifies the range of entrepreneurship policies being pursued internationally, the problems the policies seek to […]
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Economic development in Africa report 2020 (UNCTAD)

In the aftermath of the current coronavirus disease pandemic, African countries will need to intensify their resource mobilization efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The multidisciplinary methodology adopted in the “Economic Development in Africa Report 2020: Tackling Illicit Financial Flows for Sustainable Development in Africa” is geared towards tackling the relationship between […]
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The Human Capital Index 2020 update: Human Capital in the time of COVID-19 (World Bank)

The World Bank has recently published “The Human Capital Index 2020 Update: Human Capital in the Time of COVID-19”.  This report presents an update to the Human Capital Index (HCI), using the most recent health and education data available as of 2020. It documents new evidence on trends over time in the HCI, examples of […]
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2020 Fortune’s Global 500 (Fortune)

The FORTUNE Global 500 list ranks the world’s largest corporations by revenue. This year, Walmart claimed the top spot for the seventh consecutive year, and for the 15th time since 1995 with a total revenue of $523,964 million.  Sinopec is second with a total revenue of $407,009 million. State Grid, in third position, China National Petroleum (No. 4) and Royal Dutch […]
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Connecting humanity: Assesing invesment needs of connecting humanity to the internet by 2030 (ITU)

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has recently published “Connecting Humanity – Assessing investment needs of connecting humanity to the Internet by 2030“, a comprehensive new study that estimates the investment needed to achieve universal, affordable broadband connectivity for all humanity by the end of this decade. Nearly half the global population aged 10 years and over […]
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