chris macrae's Latest Activity on triple-a nations -curriculum on nations futures Wed, 16 Dec 2020 17:38:16 +0000 Wed, 16 Dec 2020 17:38:16 +0000 chris macrae's Latest Activity on triple-a nations -curriculum on nations futures 50 1084895845 chris macrae posted a discussion chris macrae posted a discussion


99% of gov services online for individual citizensends silos between  gov deptblockchain tech used   so user can see everygov official who looked at your data  Raul Allikivi, a key figure in Estonia's shift to digitalization, speaks about the challenges of going paperless[On-Site Report]With the spread of COVID-19, it became clear that Japan's administrative infrastructure is lagging when it comes to digitalization. Online applications for financial support are taking much longer than expected to process and much of the government is still using fax machines. This episode features Japanese start-ups pushing to digitalize the country as well as an in-depth interview with an expert from one of the world's most digitalized nations - Estonia.[Global Trends]Getting a new business off the ground is a challenge even in the best of times. Doing it amid a global pandemic seems almost impossible. But some startups in Thailand are finding ways to adapt to the unprecedented changes in the economy. We speak with the head of a startup that has gone from organizing concerts and marathons to staging events online. And we tap into a network of entrepreneurs who are offering COVID-related services that range from telemedicine to advice on what hotels are best for self-isolating.On-Site ReportCurrently, most local government forms and documents are only available in paper format, must be submitted in person and can take a long time to processThis IT start-up developed a smartphone app that allows users to fill out government forms online, making the process both faster and smootherRaul Allikivi, a key figure in Estonia's shift to digitalization, speaks about the challenges of going paperlessGlobal TrendsThe head of a Thai startup speaks with investors onlinePrevious EpisodesWatch On DemandCool Tech for Summer Virus PreventionJuly 4, 2020More DetailsWatch On DemandRobots Breaking COVID-19 BarriersJune 20, 2020More DetailsWatch On DemandTesting is Key to Jump-Starting Japan's EconomyJune 13, 2020More DetailsPandemic Pushes Small Factories to the BrinkJune 6, 2020More DetailsSaving Performing Arts from COVID-19May 23, 2020More DetailsQuestioning Japan's State of EmergencyApril 11, 2020More DetailsBusinesses Fight Back Against the CoronavirusApril 4, 2020More DetailsWatch On DemandPlastic Wasteland in Southeast AsiaMarch 28, 2020More DetailsMoreTVLive Schedule Ways to WatchRadioLive Schedule Ways to Listen About Radio ServiceProgramsAbout UsInformationNotice from NHK WORLD-JAPAN“A Stranger in Shanghai?wins US International Film & Video Festival awardNHK WORLD-JAPAN launches the international transmedia project "Time to Question"Transcript: NHK Interview with Yuval Noah Harari (from "Crisis Interviews: Looking Beyond the Pandemic")IMPORTANT NOTICE TO NHK WORLD VIEWERS FROM NHK CONCERNING TRANSPONDER ON INTELSAT-20 SATELLITENHK WORLD-JAPAN is providing information in multiple languagesNHK WORLD-JAPAN to Fully Launch Automatically Translated Multi-Lingual Subtitles on Live-Streamed TV ProgramsNHK WORLD-JAPAN Press Kit for FY 2020 releasedStyle for Japanese persons' namesOvercoming the Coronavirus Crisis Together: NHK’s Action AgendaFLYER AVAILABLE - how to access coronavirus newsChannel Addition to DIRECTV U.S.A.【NEW】NHK WORLD-JAPAN Notice to Viewers on Hotbird13 HD MigrationTo watch NHK WORLD TV on cable in JapanAppsFollow Us   *You will leave the NHK WORLD-JAPAN websiteNHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)Japan's only public media organizationNewsOn DemandLive & ProgramsLearn JapaneseAbout NHK WORLD-JAPANNHK Corporate InfoTerms of UseContact UsFAQCopyright NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) All rights reserved.Our site uses cookies and other technologies to give you the best possible experience. By using this site you are consenting to their use and accept our policies. Learn more...See More
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MENA Programme Online Event Series  Upcoming webinarHow the Private Sector Views Iran’s EconomyWednesday, 24 June | 14.00 - 15.00 BSTZoom WebinarSpeakers:Esfandyar Batmanghelidj, Founder and Publisher, Bourse & BazaarAseyeh Hatami, CEO, IranTalentSharif Nezam Mafi, Chairman, Iran-Switzerland Chamber of CommercePedram Soltani, Chairman, PERSOL Corporation; Vice President, Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and IndustryModerator: Sanam Vakil, Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseRegister interest >Iran has been grappling with severe economic challenges since the reimposition of US economic sanctions following the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). In recent months, the country has also been dealing with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the Middle East which has amounted to a dramatic public health crisis and an economic downfall exacerbated by the pandemic, the collapse of oil prices and continuing US sanctions.  At this webinar, speakers will discuss the changing role of the private sector in Iran’s political economy. How do businesses see the future of Iran’s trade relationships? How are private sector leaders looking at the US elections and what expectations they have for sanctions relief? What is the role of the private sector in generating employment and how has this been affected by return of sanctions and the more recent COVID-19 crisis?Missed our previous webinars?  Recordings are available on the MENA Programme Facebook page.Past webinarAlaa Tartir and Nadim Houry discussed  Palestinian statehood in the context of  Israeli government plans to annex parts of the West Bank.Watch the recording >Past webinarPalestinian Refugees and the Role of UNRWA Amidst Annexation Plans and COVID-19The Directors of UNRWA operations in the West Bank and Gaza discussed the effects of the pandemic on Palestinian refugees and the humanitarian repercussions the proposed annexation of West Bank territories could have on displaced Palestinians and UNRWA’s work in supporting them.Watch the recording >Event contactReni ZhelyazkovaCoordinator, MENA Programmerzhelyazkova@chathamhouse.orgChatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs) is committed to protecting your privacy and being transparent about what information we may hold about you. With effect from 25 May 2018, new European laws on data protection have come into force. These new laws will give you better control over your personal data as well as greater transparency on how it is used.We have updated our privacy notice to reflect these changes.See More
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designer of sweden's open policy says with hindsight would have designed process halway between that adopted and rest of norduica regionstill searching regerences to how kerala may have been most successful indian region in mitigating virusSee More
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uae todays brookings out od dohauae has done well with first wavelow mortality rate per nfected but note young populationrucher uae countries have got services maximally efficient with posible exception of igrant workers whose lodings etc compleely different- these are where clusters arepoorer and/or refugee impacted nations have been stricter but in sensible wayshowever we anticipate second wave in some ways this wil be garder depends onmicro testing apps, agile opeing and closing as well as potential atigue /mental health of populationit is yet unclear when can uae be host to major expos, sports etc which had been planned as major investmentsxxxxxxPAST EVENTS2020MAY11PAST EVENTWebinar: Public health and COVID-19 in MENA: Impact, response and outlook4:00 PM - 5:00 PM AST2020MAY8PAST EVENTWebinar: Global China ?Assessing China’s technological reach in the world9:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDTOnline Only2020MAY7PAST EVENTWebinar: Who gets access to public space in a pandemic?2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDTWebcast2020MAY7PAST EVENTWebinar: Electricity Discoms in India post-COVID-19: Untangling the short-run from the “new normal?:00 PM - 5:15 PM ISTOnline Only2020MAY6PAST EVENTWebinar: Telehealth before and after COVID-192:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDTOnline-only2020MAY5PAST EVENTWebinar: How to reform American government1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDTOnline-only2020MAY4PAST EVENTWebinar: Inspired to serve ?The future of public service2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EDTOnline Only2020MAY4PAST EVENTWebinar: A conversation with Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDTOnline Only2020MAY1PAST EVENTWebinar: A conversation with former CFPB Director Richard Cordray2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDTOnline only2020APR30PAST EVENTWebinar: What role will the Army play in great power competition after COVID-19?3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EDTOnline Only2020APR30PAST EVENTWebinar: Following the money: China Inc’s growing stake in India-China relations4:00 PM - 5:15 PM ISTOnline Only2020APR29PAST EVENTWebinar: How federal job vacancies hinder the government’s response to COVID-191:30 PM - 2:15 PM EDTOnline-onlySee More
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short-termism, lack of cooperation of a market sector's biggest risk - will end our youth's futues - whether the lost maps fail on virus, climate, nuclear or other ways of collapsing mother earthstudy patrick ky- what boeing failed to protect itssectr fromIEHa8mCMoQ4dUDCAs&uact=5See More
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why germany causes problems to smooth development of europe and under 30's world's goals

from brookingsThere are two more important reasons for Germany’s trade surplus.First, although the euro—the currency that Germany shares with 18 other countries—may (or may not) be at the right level for all 19 euro-zone countries as a group, it is too weak (given German wages and production costs) to be consistent with balanced German trade. In July 2014, the IMF estimated that Germany’s inflation-adjusted exchange rate was undervalued by 5-15 percent (see IMF, p. 20). Since then, the euro has fallen by an additional 20 percent relative to the dollar. The comparatively weak euro is an underappreciated benefit to Germany of its participation in the currency union. If Germany were still using the deutschemark, presumably the DM would be much stronger than the euro is today, reducing the cost advantage of German exports substantially.Second, the German trade surplus is further increased by policies (tight fiscal policies, for example) that suppress the country’s domestic spending, including spending on imports.RelatedShrinking the Fed’s balance sheetThe Taylor Rule: A benchmark for monetary policy?Why are interest rates so low, part 4: Term premiumsIn a slow-growing world that is short aggregate demand, Germany’s trade surplus is a problem. Several other members of the euro zone are in deep recession, with high unemployment and with no “fiscal space?(meaning that their fiscal situations don’t allow them to raise spending or cut taxes as a way of stimulating domestic demand). Despite signs of recovery in the United States, growth is also generally slow outside the euro zone. The fact that Germany is selling so much more than it is buying redirects demand from its neighbors (as well as from other countries around the world), reducing output and employment outside Germany at a time at which monetary policy in many countries is reaching its limits.Persistent imbalances within the euro zone are also unhealthy, as they lead to financial imbalances as well as to unbalanced growth. Ideally, declines in wages in other euro-zone countries, relative to German wages, would reduce relative production costs and increase competitiveness. And progress has been made on that front. But with euro-zone inflation well under the European Central Bank’s target of “below but close to 2 percent,?achieving the necessary reduction in relative costs would probably require sustained deflation in nominal wages outside Germany—likely a long and painful process involving extended high unemployment.Systems of fixed exchange rates, like the euro union or the gold standard, have historically suffered from the fact that countries with balance of payments deficits come under severe pressure to adjust, while countries with surpluses face no corresponding pressure. The gold standard of the 1920s was brought down by the failure of surplus countries to participate equally in the adjustment process. As the IMF also recommended in its July 2014 report, Germany could help shorten the period of adjustment in the euro zone and support economic recovery by taking steps to reduce its trade surplus, even as other euro-area countries continue to reduce their deficits.Related BooksRapport Annuel 2017By World Trade Organization2017Informe Anual 2017By World Trade Organization2017Annual Report 2017By World Trade Organization2017Germany has little control over the value of the common currency, but it has several policy tools at its disposal to reduce its surplus—tools that, rather than involving sacrifice, would make most Germans better off. Here are three examples.Investment in public infrastructure. Studies show that the quality of Germany’s infrastructure—roads, bridges, airports—is declining, and that investment in improving the infrastructure would increase Germany’s growth potential. Meanwhile, Germany can borrow for ten years at less than one-fifth of one percentage point, which, inflation-adjusted, corresponds to a negative real rate of interest. Infrastructure investment would reduce Germany’s surplus by increasing domestic income and spending, while also raising employment and wages.Raising the wages of German workers. German workers deserve a substantial raise, and the cooperation of the government, employers, and unions could give them one. Higher German wages would both speed the adjustment of relative production costs and increase domestic income and consumption. Both would tend to reduce the trade surplus.Germany could increase domestic spending through targeted reforms, including for example increased tax incentives for private domestic investment; the removal of barriers to new housing construction; reforms in the retail and services sectors; and a review of financial regulations that may bias German banks to invest abroad rather than at home.Seeking a better balance of trade should not prevent Germany from See More
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 05:26:05 +0000
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dexit- could march 17 elections see start of Dutch Exit must recognize that the official ‘macro?indicators that all point to recovery hide a more complex and less sunny reality on the ground. For one, fiscal austerity, while effective in bringing down the government budget deficit, has meant a continued underfunding and understaffing in healthcare, old-age care and education; a trimming of support schemes for the disabled; cuts in public spending on R&D; and insufficient investment in public transportation, renewable energy systems and affordable (social) housing. These outcomes are in direct conflict with traditional social-democratic values, as the austerity-induced scarcities and rationing in healthcare, education, transportation and housing make daily life more difficult, costly and insecure for the majority of the population—even when these scarcities are not immediately ‘visible?in the macro indicators. An even bigger unmentioned factor is unemployment. The official Dutch unemployment rate is 5.4% of the labor force (December 2016), but this number does not include the underemployed workers who work part-time, are often self-employed and want to work more hours, nor the so-called ‘discouraged workers?who have given up looking for a job as there are none. Recent estimates by the Dutch central bank[2] show that if the underemployed and discouraged workers are included in the counting, the ‘broader?and more appropriate unemployment rate would be 16% of the labor force—three times as high as the ‘official?unemployment rate. The fact that about one in six potential workers is without a job or not working the desired hours is just another important example of the austerity-induced weakness of the Dutch economy, not visible in official political discourse. What is left unmentioned as well is that job insecurity in the Netherlands has increased significantly in recent times: the percentage of employees with a ‘secure job?declined drastically from 56.8% in 2008 to 30.5% in 2014.[3] More than one in five workers is in a temporary job, and about 17% of Dutch employees are self-employed and have to fend for themselves. The heightened job insecurity is correlated with a higher incidence of mental depression and sharp increases in the usage of anti-depressants and medication.[4] No wonder that Dutch voters, including those from the middle classes, are most anxious about their financial position, their job and economic prospects.[5] These anxieties, when combined with the austerity-induced scarcities, create a fertile feeding ground for anti-elitist right-wing scapegoating, putting the blame on some ‘Other?(in this case: second-generation migrants from Morocco and recent refugees), while at the same time conjuring up some notion of a shared national purpose and ditto identity (mostly voiced in terms of reclaiming ‘sovereignty?in opposition to the Brussels?EU hegemony). The Dutch Labor party (PVDA), which can be seen as the Dutch equivalent of Germany’s SPD and British Labor before Corbyn, is obviously implicated, as it is part of Rutte’s coalition government, sharing the responsibility for the debilitating consequences of its austerity economics.See More
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