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Data Collaboration for the Common Good: Enabling Trust and Innovation Through Public-Private Partnerships

World Economic Forum & McKinsey and Company  
Policy Initiative: Digital Economy
24. May 2019

This report, done in collaboration with McKinsey and Company, represents a year-long effort with business, government, civil society leaders, experts and practitioners to advance public-private data collaboration to address some of the world’s most pressing humanitarian and sustainable development challenges. The report provides a holistic governance framework designed to strengthen trust, balance competing interests and deliver impact. It offers insights to balance both the need to innovate in the use of data and the mandate to protect vulnerable populations against…

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Latin America’s missing middle: Rebooting inclusive growth 

McKinsey & Company  
Policy Initiative: Digital Economy
17. May 2019

The report focuses mainly on Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico, and examines two “missing middles” holding the region back: a robust cohort of midsize companies and a solid middle class with growing spending power. The two are connected: expanding the pool of modern, competitive firms can create better paying jobs, and lift middle-class demand needed for new investment. The disruption presented by adoption of digital technologies provides an opportunity to reignite this virtuous cycle of growth—but it will require reforms to help…

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Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean. The future of work in Latin America and the Caribbean: old and new forms of employment and challenges for labour regulation

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Carribean  
Policy Initiative: Digital Economy
17. May 2019

This twentieth issue of the joint ECLAC/ILO report analyses a specific issue that is extremely relevant to the relationship between new technologies and decent work. Digital platforms create new job opportunities both locally and in global digital markets. However, these new forms of work are often performed outside existing regulations, denying these workers legally established labour and social rights. A key question is this regard is whether these new forms of work are a new form of wage employment or…

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Financing development in Latin America and the Caribbean: The role and perspectives of multilateral development banks

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Carribean  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Finance
17. May 2019

This paper analyses the role that Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) have played in financing development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and what their role will be in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In a context where multilateralism is severely questioned, donor countries are moving their resources away from middle-income countries, and MDBs' lending represents a decreasing share of total debt in the region, we show that there is room for MDBs to continue being relevant players.…

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The Rise of Domestic Capital Markets for Corporate Financing

The World Bank  
Policy Initiative: Innovation and Economic Diversification
17. May 2019

During the past decades, firms from emerging economies have significantly increased the amount of financing obtained in capital markets. Whereas the literature argues that international markets have been an important contributor to this process, the role of domestic markets is mostly unknown. By examining the case of East Asia, this paper shows that domestic markets have been a key driver of the observed trends in capital market financing since the early 2000s. As domestic markets developed, more and smaller firms…

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Leveraging the Digital Transformation for Development: A Global South Strategy for the Data-driven Economy

Center for International Governance Innovation  
Policy Initiative: Digital Economy
13. May 2019

The digital transformation — the adoption of online business models and the general shift of economic and social activity online — is changing the way that businesses operate, the way economies function and the way that societies interact.1 The exploitation of data enables new industrial models (“Industry 4.0”) and, more broadly, underpins the emergence of a new kind of economy — the data-driven economy — based on the specific characteristics of the essential capital of this age: data. Center for…

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Melaka Sustainability Outlook Diagnostic : Supporting Report 6 – Demonstrating Fiscal Sustainability Supporting Report 6 – Demonstrating Fiscal Sustainability

The World Bank  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Finance
13. May 2019

Capital investment is essential for achieving sustainable cities. As pointed out by other analyses in this sustainability outlook diagnostic, Melaka State’s long-term sustainability can be improved through well-planned investments in various projects, such as the development of ports and rail connections, a robust public transportation network, and adequate flood prevention. All of these projects will require capital. Although financing provided by Malaysia’s federal government is important, Melaka State’s ability to shape its own investment priorities and accelerate the fiscal improvement…

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How Effective Is India’s Government, Compared with Those in Other Emerging Markets?

Harvard Business Review  
Policy Initiative: Digital Economy
13. May 2019

To adapt the framework to the analysis of India’s policy performance, we retained the D5 as a global standard and we also created a new benchmark using a comparable peer group comprising five emerging market countries: India, Nigeria, the Philippines, Mexico, and Poland. This geographically-diverse group offers different stages of economic development and represent democracies that are either amid or just out of an elections cycle. All five countries are also emerging in terms of their digital economies; they are…

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