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Although GDP per capita is a good aggregate indicator of market activities (with some limitations due to digital disruption), a broader range of indicators than those traditionally used, such as GDP, is required to measure welfare and the progress of societies.
The United Nations Environment Program's Emissions Gap Report 2020 estimates that greenhouse gas emissions will have fallen by between 2% and 12% compared to 2019, but a transitory decline is not enough.
December 31, 2020
China | EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment: a game-changer to superpower game
EU and China announced the accomplishment of a long-awaited EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (EU-China CAI) on December 30 2020, in a move to open up more investment opportunities between the two economies.
Better settle in after a long haul. After experiencing over-deleveraging and economic slowdown in 2017, China-US trade war since 2018, 2019 African Swine Flu and this year’s most unprecedented coronavirus pandemic flare-up and the arduous work of containing it, Chinese economy might have a previous respite in 2021.
Europe has invited the US to work on an agenda for global change on four issues that are becoming increasingly challenging: health, the environment, trade and technology, and political governance. However, the mechanisms for implementing these measures have not been mentioned. Altruism and containing China are not enough.
There are structural problems in the Colombian labor market, among these, female unemployment stands out, which is linked to different cultural and social aspects, then what must be done is to apply a series of measures to be able to reduce this gender gap and have a sustainable growth of the economy.
December 3, 2020
Colombia | A path to walk together: Gender inclusion, recovery and sustainable growth
In Colombia there is a significant gender gap, especially for sectors of the labor market with high female participation, when analyzing the history it is obtained that the pandemic exacerbated this inequity, so it is necessary to work on policies that promote female inclusion to confront the deterioration.
Discussions about climate change policies are gaining ground in public debate as social awareness improves, and this is increasingly reflected in specific proposals for defining economic policy.