Following the Great Recession, public finance remains high on the global policy agenda. The expansionary monetary policy and quantitative easing of the major central banks, including the latecomer European Central Bank (ECB), have taken immediate collapse off the agenda and provided a lifeline to...
A list of some of the week’s most interesting stories on economic growth and social inclusion, including intergenerational mobility and who gains most from globalization.
A bottom-up and concerted effort by the LDCs and their trade and development partners will help to create an environment that is better at meeting the goal of graduation.
With circular economy thinking, the future of construction can be both highly profitable and sustainable.
Europe would do well to ensure refugees are best able to integrate – not only out of compassion, but also to enable them to contribute to their new host countries - as workers, as tax-payers and as consumers.
Fast-growing religion; DNA-scarring poverty, winning the refugee debate and other top stories from the last seven days.
Can we renew a spirit of internationalism, now that we live in a world where no single country can be the guardian of globalization?
Under the theme Shaping the ASEAN Agenda for Inclusion and Growth, our forthcoming summit will convene regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society. As chair of ASEAN in 2015, Malaysia successfully ushered in the arrival of the ASEAN Economic Community, and the country ...
From a platform that lets Indian artisans sell baskets to Ikea to a piece of software slashing the rate at which vaccines are out of stock in Mozambique, technology can be a huge force for social good.
Over the last 200 years, Latin America, like most other regions, has seen a dramatic improvement in its economic and social indicators. But it can still do more.
The lack of good transportation infrastructure in Latin America hinders trade as it increases costs and reduces supply reliability.
At the heart of Asia sits the dynamic region of ASEAN, also known as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Originally convened to address geopolitical stability in the area, this re...
To compete in South-East Asia, businesses need to assess how prepared they are for arguably one of the most diverse consumer markets in history.
Many Asian – including ASEAN – governments recognize the threat and are doing much to combat the rise in NCDs by educating the public about the risks of poor diet and physical inactivity,...
Improving access to data and social networks, and building applications on top of that, could help address some of Africa's major issues, writes Carlo Ratti.
Many schools in Latin America – and in the U.S. and around the world – continue to use antiquated models for education that do not serve 21st century students. And students are paying the...
Fighting graft in a challenging context is all about creative, positive ideas led by the next generation.
Janet Longmore about the youth who will lead the fourth industrial revolution through purpose-driven, digital, and inclusive solutions to gaps in systems and challenges in their communities.
hypergrowth is not a happy accident – it is not the outcome of people with bright ideas and positive market forces that ‘just happen’ to converge at one point in time.
We live in a world where crises are increasing. What have we learned about how corporations can help?
Top leadership stories from the past seven days.
On paper we have made great strides in fighting corruption. Nonetheless, citizens feel a disconnect. Why?
Would you take a ride in a self-driving car? They could soon be coming to a city near you.
Companies from all sectors across the globe are embracing “Industry 4.0”, or business in the digital age.
Concrete that can fix itself, roofing that can sweat and surfaces inspired by carnivorous plants are some of the radical new technologies in the construction industry.
While we recognize the historical rationale of GDP and its unintentional shortcomings, it's time for an alternative.
What are the 10 highest-valued private companies in the world?
At the heart of Asia sits the dynamic region of ASEAN, also known as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Originally convened to address geopolitical stability in the area, this regional bloc has evolved a great deal since its inception in 1967.