45 results for ‘nordic’ — page 1 of 4

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    The secret of the Nordic gender nirvana

    Although no country in the world has yet achieved gender equality, the Nordic countries consistently stand out in the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Gender Gap report, which measures how well countries are doing at removing the obstacles that hold women back. In this year’s report… more
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    The Nordic Experience – In Search of a New Economic Paradigm?Jen Martin Skibsted

    Jen Martin Skibsted is guest blogging for the Forum. He is the Founding Partner, Skibsted Ideation and a Young Global Leader at the Forum. He will be attending the Annual Meeting in Davos. In an exceptional gathering, even for Davos, 5 Nordic heads of state explored best practices. The… more
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    Nordic Norms in Davos – Jens Martin Skibsted

    Jen Martin Skibsted is guest blogging for the Forum. He is the Founding Partner, Skibsted Ideation and a Young Global Leader at the Forum. He will be attending the Annual Meeting in Davos. The Annual Meeting will rally under a number of subthemes, one being ‘Nordic Experience’. I was invited to… more
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    Nordic countries top Gender Gap Index while France slips and US climbs

    Nordic countries Iceland (1), Norway (2), Finland (3) and Sweden (4) continue to demonstrate the greatest equality between men and women according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2010. The level of gender equality in France (46) has sunk as the number of women in… more
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    The Nordic Experience and the US – Jennifer Blanke

    "Americans are debating whether to substantially expand the size of their government. As Swedish economists who live in the developed world's largest welfare state, we urge our friends in the New World to look carefully before they leap" - Wall Street Journal Lessons From the Swedish… more
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    Nordic countries and East Asian tigers top 2005 competitiveness rankings

    Finland remains the most competitive economy in the world and tops the rankings for the third consecutive year in The Global Competitiveness Report 2005-2006, released today by the World Economic Forum. The US is in second position, followed by Sweden, Denmark, Taiwan and Singapore, respectively. … more
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    Does free childcare help women back to work?

    Over the last 20 years, early childhood education and childcare for the under-fives has become a major policy priority in the UK. Get more mothers into work, it’s argued, and we can start to close the gap between the least and most disadvantaged children, and cut the differences in pay between… more
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    Why Europe needs a digital single market

    Innovation isn’t easy. It takes courage to experiment and advance a new idea and determination to ensure its widespread use. Europe has always excelled at this. Radio, television, and the standard for second-generation mobile communications, GSM, all originated in Europe. But past success won’t… more
  • Protestors carry flags of Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain as they gather in front of the parliament in Syntagma square during a 48-hour strike by the two major Greek workers unions in Athens Forum

    Is Europe’s competitiveness torn in half?

    In recent years, many studies have highlighted the stark competitiveness divide that exists and persists between a highly productive and internationally competitive North, and a lagging South and East Europe. However, new results coming from the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness… more
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    Top 10 most competitive economies in Europe

    Economic recovery across Europe is mixed, with many countries now recording stronger growth, while others continue to suffer from weak growth driven by protracted internal demand, high unemployment and financial fragmentation. According to the latest edition of the World Economic Forum’s… more
  • A traditional light bulb with carbon filament is displayed at a do-it-yourself store in Dortmund Forum

    17 must-read stories for the weekend

    1. How should the internet be governed? Join the #NETmundial debate as the Forum hosts talks on the next era of the net. 2. 14 predictions for the world in 2020. From printable organs to plastic made from thin air, our new Tech Pioneers look to the future. 3. Six lessons from Asia on… more
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    Why raw materials are a dangerous distraction

    Poor countries export raw materials such as cocoa, iron ore, and raw diamonds. Rich countries export – often to those same poor countries – more complex products such as chocolate, cars, and jewels. If poor countries want to get rich, they should stop exporting their resources in raw form and… more