Affichage des articles du décembre, 2016

The Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017

The Global Competitiveness Report released by the World Economic Forum, measures competitiveness of 138 economies according to 12 key pillars. 2016-2017 report shows that Switzerland, Singapore and the United States ranked in top three of the world’s most competitive economies. Besides the rankings, the report reaches key conclusions in terms of drivers of productivity and growth. This year’s edition highlights that monetary stimulus in countries without strong economic conditions is not enough as efforts to revitalize growth through monetary policies alone would be less effective. Secondly, to stimulate entrepreneurship and the establishment of new businesses, countries need to adopt

Call for Applications for the Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

The African Innovation Foundation will recognize innovation achievements that are contributing to overcome Africa’s challenges with the Innovation Prize for Africa - IPA 2017. African entrepreneurs, academics and inventors who own breakthrough innovations in the following thematic areas are welcome to apply: agriculture and agribusiness; environment, energy and water; health and well-being; ICTs; manufacturing and service industry. The Prize provides a unique opportunity for applicants to assess their hi-tech and low-tech innovations, including tangible and intangible social processes