Economic growth and resilience

BSG Staff, Economic growth and resilience

Pathways for Prosperity Commissioners (including Shivani Siroya) at the final report launch in Nairobi Kenya, November 2019.  Photo: Paul Mbugua.

Four lessons on how to run a policy commission

I’ve just finished running a global commission based here at the Blavatnik School of Government: Pathways for Prosperity, co-chaired by – among others – Melinda Gates. It was set up to challenge the narrative that in developing countries, technology necessarily equals catastrophic job losses and widening inequalities, and to explore […]

by × 26 February 2020 ×

BSG Alumni, Economic growth and resilience, Governance, cooperation and law

Australia is burning – make sure your money is not fuelling the climate emergency

Australia is burning – make sure your money is not fuelling the climate emergency

The bushfires in Australia are unprecedented and devastating. Yet one of the most inspiring things in the wake of the destruction is the outpouring of support from Australians and friends overseas to donate to the rural fire services, humanitarian organisations and animal support agencies. Giving to these organisations is meaningful […]

by × 05 February 2020 ×

Economic growth and resilience, Guest author

Growth and grief in recent times in Brazil

Growth and grief in recent times in Brazil

There is much discussion on possible causes for the unrest of people around the world, even in countries with good macroeconomic performance. A common cause seems to be the sense of exclusion, either because of the perception that other groups are doing better or for fear of losing political rights and […]

by × 13 December 2019 ×

BSG Alumni, Economic growth and resilience, Science and technology

The future of work in America

The future of work in America

Although the media often depict giant corporations as the engine of the American workforce, the opposite is closer to the truth. Global retail giant Walmart, for example, employs about 1.5 million workers in the US alone – about 1% of America’s workforce. Other major corporations such as Amazon, Home Depot, […]

by × 02 December 2019 ×

BSG Faculty, Economic growth and resilience

Houses in Belfast

Should millennials be cheesed off about house prices?

The question of what duties are owed to future generations is a puzzling and difficult intellectual problem. It has ceased to be only that, however. As members of younger generations – millennials, born 1981–2000, and Gen Z, born since 2000 – encounter unexpected challenges in the economy, there is a […]

by × 15 November 2019 ×

BSG Faculty, Economic growth and resilience, Governance, cooperation and law

Division of wealth from a rooftop in Casablanca, urban Morocco

Navigating the urban age

Whatever we might say is right or wrong with cities of the 21st century, they’re indisputably a defining feature of our age. As much as we’re post-modern, post-gender or post-colonial, we’re also post-rural. Our existence, for an increasing majority, is urban. Even more than that, our aspirations are urban. This […]

by × 15 November 2019 ×

Economic growth and resilience, Guest contributor

Satellite image of the Amazon river in northern Brazil in 2017. There are large brown areas where the vegetation has been cleared away. Photo: European Space Agency.

Growing with net-zero CO2 emissions

We all want to see the recovery of investment in Brazil. The fall in investment has been a major factor in the weakness of our GDP, and its resumption is the path to more jobs and social peace. Despite the clouds in the global trade arena, several elements favouring investment […]

by × 14 November 2019 ×

BSG Alumni, Economic growth and resilience

Girls in school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Image credit: UK Department for International Development

‘Leave no woman behind’: key action areas to achieve the UN global goal on gender

In my home country of Pakistan, I have witnessed the lack of opportunities for women to achieve their full economic potential. Policymakers must identify transformative policy solutions for women to develop skills, earn an income, and secure equitable access to credit, information and markets. Increasing women’s labour force participation will […]

by × 13 November 2019 ×