In 2020, the global workforce lost an equivalent of 255 million full-time jobs, an estimated $3.7 trillion in wages and 4.4% of global GDP, a staggering toll on lives and livelihoods. While vaccine rollout has begun and the growth outlook is predicted to improve, an even socio-economic recovery is far from certain.
The choices made by policymakers, business leaders, workers and learners today will shape societies for years to come. At this critical crossroads, leaders must consciously, proactively and urgently lay the foundations of a new social contract, rebuilding our economies so they provide opportunity for all.
In this context, the Forum remains committed to working with the public- and private sectors to provide better skills, jobs and education to 1 billion people by 2030 through initiatives to close the skills gap and prepare for the ongoing technological transformation of the future of work.
An all-or-nothing approach is considered the standard for negotiations, but a collaborative negotiation process is a better method, argues a Wharton professor.
The Times Higher Education report on global university gender equality performance has found that women are still underrepresented in universities.
Diébédo Francis Kéré received a hero's welcome in his hometown after becoming the first African and Black winner of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize.
Research suggests that many children – especially in the world’s poorest countries – learn very little in school, with illiteracy rates reaching up to 90%.
The pandemic has led to a 25% and 18% decrease in informal and non-formal learning but XR training has proven successful engaging people in the work place.
Children are pushing parents to recycle and cycle short distances. Brands are noticing and using kids in campaigns highlighting environmental credentials.
Digital transformation of higher education institutions can increase access to education when also reimagining degree programmes and admission criteria.
A new PwC survey about the future of work suggests the Great Resignation is set to continue - with pay a key driver for people moving roles - while hybrid working is here to stay.
Methods of education have not kept pace with advances in technology, including experiential learning and virtual reality (VR) but the imperative of change is becoming more apparent.
Children need social and emotional skills to navigate an uncertain and unstable world and playful learning is one of the most effective ways to do so.
Trust is in short supply on the jobs market – but a global skills passport could help both jobseekers and employers.
A talent shortage is affecting economies globally and soon many workers will need reskilling. Improving education for working adults could be one solution.