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A new emphasis on gainful employment in India

– As India’s labor market shifts, it is time to focus on improved quality of work and the income derived from it, not simply the number of jobs being lost or created.

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Artificial intelligence: Implications for China

– The country is becoming a hub for global AI development. Five priorities can help China harness AI for productivity growth and... prepare for the societal shifts it may unleash.

China’s role in the next phase of globalization

– The country could exert leadership in seeking to preserve globalization’s benefits while addressing its downsides.

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in India

– Achieving gender equality in India would have a larger economic impact there than in any other region in the world—$700... billion of added GDP in 2025—but comprehensive change is needed.

How a private-sector transformation could revive Japan

– With its working-age population shrinking, Japan will need to focus on productivity as never before. A major private-sector initiative... to accelerate productivity growth could create a “fourth arrow” of economic reform.

India’s tech opportunity: Transforming work, empowering people

– A dozen disruptive technologies can add up to $1 trillion in GDP by 2025 and help bring millions of Indians up the MGI Empowerment... Line.

Three paths to sustained economic growth in Southeast Asia

– By capitalizing on three global trends, Southeast Asia could increase productivity and create billions in economic value by 2030.

China’s digital transformation

– New applications of the Internet could account for up to 22 percent of China’s GDP growth through 2025.

India’s path from poverty to empowerment

– India has made encouraging progress in reducing its official poverty rate. But the nation has an opportunity to help more than... half a billion people attain better living standards.

Urban world: The shifting global business landscape

– By 2025, almost half of the world’s biggest companies will probably be based in emerging markets, profoundly altering global competitive... dynamics.

Myanmar’s moment: Unique opportunities, major challenges

– If current productivity and demographic trends hold, Myanmar’s economy may grow by less than 4 percent a year. But that could... increase to 8 percent if the country diversified its economy and more than doubled its labor-productivity growth—a difficult but not unprecedented feat.

Beyond Korean style: Shaping a new growth formula

– South Korea is a global powerhouse, but slowing income growth and soaring costs for housing and private education are putting... stress on the nation’s middle class. The country can relieve these cost pressures through new home-financing schemes and education reforms—and can create new high-paying jobs by building up the service and small-business sectors.