53 results for ‘nordic’ — page 1 of 5

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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
  • A Bozo fisherman casts his net from a pirogue in front of Saaya village in the Niger river inland delta Forum

    How effective is foreign aid?

    Foreign aid is controversial in development economics. Three distinct camps may be distinguished: One believes that official assistance is ineffective, and has harmed poor countries throughout the years. This views official aid as creating dependency, fostering corruption, and encouraging… more
  • A farmer walks on a dried-up pond on the outskirts of Baokang Forum

    21 must-read stories for the weekend

    1. How to make capitalism more ethical. Capitalism has become a dirty word, so how do we write values and ethics into its source code? 2. New climate report shows we must act now. “The stakes have never been higher,” writes World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim. 3. What does… more
  • A woman walks on the beach as the sun sets between buildings in Recife Forum

    19 must-read stories for the weekend

    1. Top 10 gender equal countries in the world. The Nordics dominate, and Rwanda climbs to seventh in our Global Gender Gap 2014 report. 2. It’s up to us all to beat sexist stereotypes. Gender gaps are a drain on the global economy, says Dalia Grybauskaite, President of Lithuania. 3. 2095:… more
  • Member of the European Parliament Ronzulli takes part with her daughter Vittoria in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg Forum

    Where are the women in the corridors of power?

    Forty-nine years ago, Mary Poppins won five Oscars. Singapore, the Maldives and Gambia became independent countries, West Germany and Israel established diplomatic relations. The Vietnam War raged, and Malcolm X was assassinated. Today’s young people learn about this in history books. Yet to make… more
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    How India can tackle the blight of sexism

    Value and visibility are the two things women must have when we talk of gender equality, women’s rights and empowerment. Our first target has to be the poorest women in all countries who are routinely left out of the development loop. I have seen this all too often in my own country, India. They… more
  • A woman reads a book on Filopappou hill opposite the Acropolis in Athens Forum

    Top 10 most gender equal countries in Europe and Central Asia

    The top five ranked countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap 2014 Report, published today, are all found in this region, and, of the top 10 countries globally, seven are in Europe and Central Asia. The report ranks 142 countries on their ability to close the gender gap –… more