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Making Cities Thrive

September 08, 2014

Making Cities Thrive

Albert K. Ting, Chairman at CX Technology Corporation in Taiwan, presented his plan for Ho Chi Minh City at the Global Economic Symposium 2014 (GES) in Kuala Lumpur.

Read about it in the GES-blog and get involved!


Monetary Policy and Income Inequality

September 3, 2014

Monetary Policy and Income InequalityPierre Monnin, a Fellow at the Council on Economic Policies, has prepared an insightful and practical solution to present at the upcoming GES session: Monetary Policy and Income Inequality. We look forward to hosting a thoughtful and inspired conversation between himself, Edward Lazear and Joseph Stiglitz on Sunday, September 7th in Kuala Lumpur.

Read about a solution on monetary policy and income inequality

GES Interviews Duncan Campbell

August 26, 2014

GES Interviews Duncan CampbellDuncan Campbell is the Director of the Policy Integration Department of the International Labour Office. We had the opportunity to speak with him about his thoughts on “The Future of Work”, a session on which he will serve as a panelist during this year’s GES in Kuala Lumpur.

Read more about the interview with Duncan Campbell


GES presents the documentary ‘revolution of the PRESENT’

August 20, 2014

GES presents the documentary ‘revolution of the PRESENT’GES is proud to present revolution of the PRESENT, a feature-length documentary by Writer/Director Marc Lafia that prompts us to us rethink our presumptions and narratives about the individual and society, the local and global, our politics and technology. It is an invitation to join the conversation and help contribute to our collective understanding.

Please read the synopsis below and watch the film

Proposal – Strengthening the Public Procurement Process

August 14, 2014

Proposal – Strengthening the Public Procurement ProcessAs a panelist on the upcoming GES 2014 session ‘Fighting Corruption in a Multipolar World’, Mark Lovatt recommends the establishing of rules for government procurement process, in order to improve transparency and accountability. Mark will be presenting alongside Klaus Abbink, Abu Kassim Mohamed, Olajobi Makinwa and Astrid Tuminez. Ted Fishman will be moderating.

Read more about the proposal 'Strengthening the Public Procurement Process'


Guidance for generating multi-stakeholder solutions to global problems

August 14, 2014

Guidance for generating multi-stakeholder solutions to global problemsDr. Peter Vogel,one of the GES’s Young Fellows 2013, has worked on a concept for solving global problems.

Read more about the concept of Dr. Peter Vogel



Why Brazilians protest against the World Cup

June 16, 2014

Why Brazilians protest against the World CupAn emerging power with a booming economy, a democratically elected leader, and rising influence: In the last years, Brazil, host of the 2014 soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, was often seen as a role model. President Dilma Roussev even developed ambitions on a global level, joining in a diplomatic attempt to negotiate a deal with Iran on its nuclear program. But now the wind has turned.

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