Widening inequality and a divergence between advanced and lesser-developed economies are still a major concern although the global economy has been forecast to grow amid challenges posed by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Since its establishment in 2008, Qatar University’s (QU) Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) has completed over 100 high quality research projects on various issues that fall within the scope of the institute’s competence, as well as within the national priorities for scientific re
Globally, extreme poverty is increasing for the first time in 20 years. Although some poor countries are now receiving Covid-19 vaccines, the pandemic is set to drive nearly 150mn people into extreme poverty by the end of 2021, reversing decades of progress.
A global minimum corporate tax rate could deal a major blow to the multinationals which some governments allege shift billions of dollars in profits every year to low-tax havens, as well as triggering a fundamental reassessment of corporate earnings.
Global competition for offshore wind power is so hot that licence auctions now resemble the oil and gas competitions of just a few years ago, and some of the names are familiar too as global oil majors move aggressively into renewable energy.
Gavin Williamson’s claim that “out-of-control behaviour” could destroy the atmosphere in England’s schools has been rejected by teachers and children’s advocates, with experts saying there is no evidence pupil conduct has worsened since lockdown.