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.
Children need social and emotional skills to navigate an uncertain and unstable world and playful learning is one of the most effective ways to do so.
Trust is in short supply on the jobs market – but a global skills passport could help both jobseekers and employers.
A talent shortage is affecting economies globally and soon many workers will need reskilling. Improving education for working adults could be one solution.
A US university is introducing a new interdisciplinary major on climate change - the first time it's been treated as more than a pure STEM subject.
Hiring platforms routinely screen out experienced candidates simply because they aren't college graduates, raising questions about prioritizing skills.
People who read fiction tend to have better language skills than non-fiction readers. Governments should rethink prioritizing sciences over humanities.
Taking a playful approach to education would help teach children vital skills for the future and could add $2.54 trillion to the global economy.
There is a unique window of opportunity to invest in Education 4.0: an approach to reimagining education in a way that is inclusive, focuses on a broad range of skills to prepare learners...
MIT Sloan experts discuss five traits of the emerging workforce that can be harnessed for improved efficiency at work, including data and AI capabilities.
The way the US college admissions process currently works has been criticized by the country's schools and the Supreme Court. But what do Americans think?
The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022 show institutions' reckoning on delivering social and economic impact to their communities and societies.
Over half of people in the European Union had at least basic digital skills in 2021, data shows. But some countries are lagging behind, says Eurostat.