The entry of the internet, personal computer, and the mobile phone into everyday life has already changed how people live and work, and how companies do their business. Indeed, the availability of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) is also changing how governments serve their people. Undeniably, governments around the world recognize the importance of “e-government”.
Argentina's growth and outcome fluctuations point to a clear failure in the current, stagnant welfare system. In order to breathe life into the economy Argentina's policy makers must refute the myth of zero-sum economics and instead focus on opportunities for growth.
The increasing use and dependence of technology by organizations, the cloud, the Internet of Things, Big Data, high connectivity, Artificial Intelligence and the premise that "it is not a matter of whether events will happen, but when" , demand from organizations the permanent need for preparation, learning and reinvention, where being resilient and innovating, is the true hallmark that must be developed in order to survive.
The digital revolution is only getting started. Digital disruption, which thus far has transformed a few sectors, is working its way into every sector of the economy. New technologies and exponential growth in the volume of data being produced by people and machines lend themselves to new business models and new kinds of products, while making everything from schools to hospitals more effective. Used correctly, this data explosion promises to make us healthier, richer, sometimes even more compassionate, and to solve intractable societal challenges like climate change.
The G20 is a forum of the 20 most politically and economically powerful countries of the world. Think20 (T20), the network of leading research institutes and think tanks from the G20 countries provides research-based policy advice to the G20, facilitates interaction among its members and the policy community, and communicates issues of global importance. This year, as part of T20, IPAG was a member of Task Force 10: Aging Population and its Economic Impact + Immigration. As one of the lead members, IPAG submitted a Policy Brief on “Role of innovative policies in incentivizing Women’s Labor Force participation – A response to trends in aging population” which has been published in the T20 2019 website.
The report examines the current and potential impact of digital trade at home and quantifies the economic value of technological gains enabled by digital trade. It also recommends perceived concerns related to digital trade and how they can be addressed.
Swedish innovation policy has become increasingly characterized by various cooperative programs, where cooperation and ”co-production” between organizations is meant to generate growth and spillovers.
Access to reliable energy, particularly electricity, has consistently been identified as one the most significant constraints to doing business in Ghana.
Clean energy can support state and local economic development. Leaders can follow five tracks to leverage clean energy to accelerate economic growth.
A new study on the economic impact of bonus depreciation for investment in machinery and equipment has been getting attention because of its conclusion that the incentive is not only wasteful, but harmful. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.