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The Only Industrial Nation Without Parental Leave -- Worst Yet To Come?

Alev Dudek | Posted 02.07.2017 | New York
Alev Dudek

The USA, compared to other industrial nations, is among the worst in regard to protecting and improving the well-being of children and families.

Indonesia's tax amnesty enters its third phase with good results so far

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.31.2017 | Business
The Conversation Global

Beawiharta/Reuters Nurhastuty Wardhani, Trisakti University and Asmiati Malik, University of Birmingham Indonesia has entered the third phase of it...

Putting People at the Centre of Health Care

OECD | Posted 01.18.2017 | World
OECD

By Angel Gurría and Michael Porter OECD economies already spend nearly 10 percent of GDP on average on health care, and this will only rise as popu...

Policy 4.0: Bringing the People on Board in a Digital World

OECD | Posted 01.12.2017 | World
OECD

By Sigmar Gabriel and Angel Gurría The digital revolution is well under way and is far from reaching its peak. Our work and home lives rely increa...

The Global Search for Education: The Rich, the Poor and What the World's Millennials Think

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.27.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation (OECD), the gap between the rich and the poor keeps widening, with the richest 10% of the popul...

What I Would Say to Trump About Africa

Ray Jordan | Posted 12.19.2016 | Impact
Ray Jordan

Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan has been the scene of scores of high-profile meetings since Donald J Trump's surprise election to the U.S. Presidency...

The Global Search for Education: What Meta-Learning?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.12.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Metacognition is rising in importance as educators are realizing its importance and developing learning experiences to complement their existing assi...

The Global Search for Education: Everything You Need to Know About PISA

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.06.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"If we look at countries like Singapore, Canada, Estonia, Japan and Finland, who have combined excellence and equity over a number of PISA cycles, we ...

The Global Search For Education: New Global Study Offers Insights On Math Learning

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.07.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The most remarkable finding really is that teaching strategies clearly trump nationality and social background; many of our observations hold over mo...

Fairtrade and most certifications are not fair

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 10.04.2016 | Impact
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

Women and children at work sorting coffee The truth is that Fairtrade and certified coffee, chai and cacao are anything but f...

Around the World in 30 Days: September 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.29.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report Why does character education matter? And why do so many believe its role in schools is more important than ev...

The Global Search for Education: The Millennial Bloggers - Distrust in Leadership

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.24.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on countries to begin efforts to achieve the 17 SDGs over the next 15 years. The goals address the n...

The Global Search For Education: What Character?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.21.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In an increasingly complex world, society is rediscovering the importance of teaching character qualities or "how one behaves and engages in the world."

The Global Search for Education: What Does It Mean To Be a Great Principal?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.20.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"New sets of skills such as team work, innovation and creativity are becoming increasingly important. The leaders of this major transformation can onl...

To Boost Growth: Employ More Women

Christine Lagarde | Posted 09.14.2016 | World
Christine Lagarde

Since the global financial crisis, countries around the world have been trying to grow their economies more quickly. Women are part of the solution. To be sure, Canada has already made impressive strides in boosting female labor participation over the past several decades.

The Global Search for Education: Migration - The Millennial Bloggers

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.22.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on countries to begin efforts to achieve the 17 SDGs over the next 15 years. The goals address the n...

The Global Search for Education: WHAT is "Four-Dimensional" Education?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.03.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Our framework is a result of the analysis and synthesis of research on learning sciences, views from futurists and economists, standards around the w...

To Secretary General Ban Ki Moon

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

Sadly, hundreds of millions of farmworkers earn daily wages that are lower than the price of a cup of coffee, tea or chocolate in New York or Geneva, while the industries they supply in developed nations accumulate tens of billions of dollars in profits every year.

The 2 Most Fascinating New Books About Aging In The 21st Century

Michael Hodin | Posted 07.14.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Just last month, the World Health Organization passed its first official strategy focused on aging and health, and last year, a new book from McKinsey identified aging as one of four new mega-trends shaping our world. Even the OECD has turned its focus to the silver economy.

Challenges For The Internet In The Post-Brexit Era

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 06.30.2016 | World
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Brexit has been viewed by some commentators as a protest vote against the globalisation paradigm. As the Internet is the technological basis for global integration, and the medium through which billions of people experience globalisation, Brexit should make us think more seriously about the future of the Internet.

How Businesses Can Do Well By Doing Good

Erik Solheim | Posted 06.23.2016 | World
Erik Solheim

Each and every decision we take today related to private investment will have historic implications. We must learn that more and better investment is possible.

An open letter to CEOs. Subject: The Future of Work - A Global Deal

Sharan Burrow | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Sharan Burrow

Dear CEO's, The global economy is stagnant and your markets are shrinking. Your inbox is cluttered with invitations to discuss the 'fourth industrial...

Trump Is Racist, Says Head Of Group Of The World's Richest Countries

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business

The secretary-general of a major global economic institution says Donald Trump is a racist. Angel Gurría, head of the Organization for Economic Co-op...

Setting the Record Straight on ODA

OECD | Posted 06.15.2016 | World
OECD

Change is hard for many people - and organizations - to accept. This is particularly true when the waters are muddied by misunderstandings, even among well-meaning people, and when the stakes are so high.

Global Supply Chains: Time for a Convention on Decent Work

Judy Gearhart | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Judy Gearhart

Over the next two weeks in Geneva, the International Labour Organization (ILO) will dedicate part of its annual conference to an important discussion ...