In 2020, the global workforce lost an equivalent of 255 million full-time jobs, an estimated $3.7 trillion in wages and 4.4% of global GDP, a staggering toll on lives and livelihoods. While vaccine rollout has begun and the growth outlook is predicted to improve, an even socio-economic recovery is far from certain.
The choices made by policymakers, business leaders, workers and learners today will shape societies for years to come. At this critical crossroads, leaders must consciously, proactively and urgently lay the foundations of a new social contract, rebuilding our economies so they provide opportunity for all.
In this context, the Forum remains committed to working with the public- and private sectors to provide better skills, jobs and education to 1 billion people by 2030 through initiatives to close the skills gap and prepare for the ongoing technological transformation of the future of work.
The metaverse can democratize education in different ways, says the World Bank, which details 6 ways that the metaverse can positively impact learning.
Organizational awareness allows businesses to prepare for and respond to sudden crises. Learning how to scan for skill gaps is a vital element of this.
This year, Western Sydney University in Australia topped the list of the most sustainable universities, with Hokkaido University in Japan coming tenth.
Data from the 2022 Natixis Global Retirement Index shows the best countries to retire in based on several different factors. Norway ranks top of the list.
An academic has studied the effects of the shift to virtual learning during COVID-19 and uncovered 3 key insights. They include a need for more interactivity.
A new course aims to help business management students consider their career as a calling - and apply the power of business to address society’s challenges.
While some failures help us learn and move on, others affect us at a much deeper level. Here's why it's important to learn to accept profound failure.
New education programmes in Rwanda and Nigeria show how technology can help improve quality of learning and help assess pedagogical needs
The disconnect between higher education and employability is growing. The new education institution model offers an alternative approach for the future.
This interactive map, based on data from College Transitions, shows top US feeder schools for careers at some of the largest companies in Silicon Valley.
Six universities from just two countries consistently dominate the global ratings and are world-renowned for their excellence. Here's how they do it.
A tight labour market and remote work could boost job prospects for employees from all backgrounds and benefit employers by widening their hiring options.