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A new future of work: The race to deploy AI and raise skills in Europe and beyond

– To gain the full productivity benefits of generative AI and other technologies, Europe and the United States will need to focus both on improving human capital and accelerating technology adoption.

A better life everyone can afford: Lifting a quarter billion people to economic empowerment

– Lowering the costs of basic goods and services to improve living standards.

A microscope on small businesses: Spotting opportunities to boost productivity

– MSMEs are vital for growth and jobs, but struggle with productivity. The route to higher productivity lies in creating a win-win economic fabric for all companies.

Investing in productivity growth

– It’s time to raise investment and catch the next productivity wave.

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Geopolitics and the geometry of global trade

– Global trade patterns are reconfiguring. More shifts are likely and businesses need to be aware of the potential trade-offs of different paths ahead.

Accelerating Europe: Competitiveness for a new era

– Turbulent times have highlighted new fragilities in Europe’s economies. Addressing them could be the catalyst for a new wave of competitiveness and growth.

An affordable, reliable, competitive path to net zero

– A successful net-zero transition will require achieving not one objective but four. We offer a guide to getting it right.

Asia on the cusp of a new era

– Asia will be the furnace in which a new era is forged—and may experience heightened versions of global challenges.

From poverty to empowerment: Raising the bar for sustainable and inclusive growth

– What would it take to raise minimum living standards and get on a net-zero path in this decade? Our research explores twin ambitions for people and the planet.

Generative AI and the future of work in America

– Which jobs will be in demand? Which ones are shrinking? And which ones could be hardest to fill?

What could a new era mean for Latin America?

– Current global challenges could usher in a new era. What might this mean for Latin American economies?

Empty spaces and hybrid places: The pandemic’s lasting impact on real estate

– Real estate in the world’s superstar cities has not kept up with shifts in behavior caused by the pandemic. The cities’ vibrancy is at risk, and they will have to adapt.

The economic potential of generative AI: The next productivity frontier

– Generative AI is poised to unleash the next wave of productivity. We take a first look at where business value could accrue and the potential impacts on the workforce.

Reimagining economic growth in Africa: Turning diversity into opportunity

– Africa’s economy downshifted over the last decade, yet half of its people live in countries that have thrived on the continent. Africa has the human capital and natural resources to accelerate productivity and reimagine its economic growth, which is, more than ever, vital for the welfare of the world.

The future of wealth and growth hangs in the balance

– The past two decades have generated $160 trillion in paper wealth but sluggish growth and rising inequality. What comes next?

Rekindling US productivity for a new era

– Regaining historical rates of productivity growth would add $10 trillion to US GDP—a boost needed to confront workforce shortages, debt, inflation, and the energy transition.

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A seven-point guide to getting the net-zero transition on track

– Several key issues must be addressed to accelerate our efforts to reach net zero. This includes innovative energy solutions, driving... down technology costs and developing new financing mechanisms, to name a few. Entirely new opportunities will also be created by the transition, write Mekala Krishnan and Humayun Tai in World Economic Forum.
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Opportunities to boost small company productivity: Research on micro, small, and midsize companies offers new ideas about how to close the productivity gap

– Accelerating productivity growth has always been the sure way to deliver long-term prosperity, and small businesses play a crucial... role in driving it. But they struggle with productivity in comparison with large companies. Perhaps counterintuitively, the most effective way to tackle this issue is for micro, small, and medium enterprises to strengthen their networks with large companies, write Anu Madgavkar and Olivia White in Inc.

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