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Europe / Middle East / Africa

A window of opportunity for Europe

A window of opportunity for Europe

June 2015—The region could achieve economic growth of 2 to 3 percent annually by undertaking supply-side reforms and boosting investment and job-creation efforts.more

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The opportunity in tackling the affordable housing challenge
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The opportunity in tackling the affordable housing challenge

March 2015—Experts in housing and urban development weigh in on ways that countries are addressing or plan to take on the $650 billion affordable housing gap.more

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The growth opportunity in Africa

February 2015—Nigeria’s finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, explains why addressing the technology, agriculture, and infrastructure needs in parts of Africa, and in other emerging markets, is crucial to sustaining global growth.more

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Lions go global: Deepening Africa’s ties to the United States

August 2014—Africa is the world’s second-fastest growing economic region, yet US engagement with the continent is lagging. There’s an opportunity to change that.more

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Flowing southward: An interview with DHL’s Roger Crook

May 2014—A global marketplace requires new approaches to coordinating and moving freight. The CEO of DHL Global Forwarding explains the challenges—and opportunities.more

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QE and ultra-low interest rates: Distributional effects and risks

November 2013—Ultra-low interest rates, in part as a result of central-bank policies since 2007, have had a very different distributional impact on governments, corporations, financial institutions, and households.more

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Lions go digital: The Internet’s transformative potential in Africa

November 2013—A majority of urban Africans own Internet-capable devices and go online regularly. If infrastructure investment continues, the Internet will take hold on a much larger scale in the coming decade—potentially adding $300 billion a year to Africa’s GDP.more

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Growth and renewal in the Swedish economy

January 2013—Sweden's economy is faring better than many of its peers, but to compete in the long term, the nation must address five key issues. more

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Infrastructure productivity: How to save $1 trillion a year

January 2013—Just keeping pace with projected global GDP growth will require an estimated $57 trillion in infrastructure investment between now and 2030. Practical steps can reduce infrastructure spending by 40 percent—an annual saving of $1 trillion—by boosting productivity. more

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Investing in growth: Europe's next challenge

December 2012—Private investment was the hardest-hit component of Europe’s GDP between 2007 and 2011—but it can also be a major driver of the region’s recovery. more

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Africa at work: Job creation and inclusive growth

August 2012—The world's second-fastest-growing region must speed up job creation to sustain its successes. By focusing on labor-intensive sectors such as agriculture, some types of manufacturing, and retail and hospitality, African nations could boost the number of new wage-paying jobs from 54 million on current trends to 72 million by 2020.more