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Thu, Aug 1, 2019

Japan Outbound, Inc.: What policymakers, companies, and investors can learn from Japan in the Reiwa era

Tokyo has implemented several policies that have had a quantifiable impact on changing the domestic economic landscape

New Atlanticist by Alexis Crow

Economy & Business Future of Work

Mon, May 13, 2019

Will Ukraine become a giant Moldova?

Enter Ukraine’s sparkling new passport service center on the third floor of a shabby 1990s Kyiv shopping center and you feel you have entered Ukraine’s world of the future: bright lights, a digital ticket system, and 60 stylishly uniformed young men and women. They are all devoted to giving you, the Ukrainian citizen, a new […]

UkraineAlert by James Brooke

Future of Work International Markets

Thu, Apr 25, 2019

How governments, companies, and investors can help support the future of work

It is the pace of change happening now that has induced an almost pervasive sense of distress in advanced economies today.

New Atlanticist by Dr. Alexis Crow

Future of Work Technology & Innovation

Mon, Nov 5, 2018

The Future of development finance

Growing anxiety about China’s dominance of emerging markets spurred a rare bipartisan effort to pass the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act of 2018. The BUILD Act delivers a needed overhaul of US development finance capabilities and commercial diplomacy by subsuming the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and other development finance agencies […]

Issue Brief by Aubrey Hruby

Africa Economy & Business

Wed, Oct 10, 2018

The Future of Work: Advancing Workforce Resilience

On October 10, 2018 Atlantic Council’s Global Business and Economics Center’s EuroGrowth Initiative hosted a roundtable featuring Dr. Stefano Scarpetta, Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the OECD.

Event Recap by Global Business & Economics Program

Economy & Business Future of Work

Mon, Apr 30, 2018

From legacy to digital: Ukraine’s plugged-in economy

“Unlike in the legacy industries, there are no Ukrainian IT oligarchs, no IT-supported political parties in the Rada, and no IT-controlled Ukrainian media channels,” argue Andrei Kirilenko and Tetyana Tyshchuk in From Legacy to Digital: Ukraine’s Plugged-in Economy, a new issue brief by the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center. In fact, Ukraine has a long and […]

Issue Brief by Andrei Kirilenko and Tetyana Tyshchuk

Entrepreneurship Future of Work

Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Fintech: Powering inclusive growth in Africa

From cryptocurrencies to blockchain to mobile money, financial technology (“fintech”) is revolutionizing the basic structures of the global economy. Financial services delivered through fintech are becoming more accessible, efficient, and personal. In sub-Saharan Africa, where only 34 percent of adults have bank accounts, fintech companies are already providing financial products and services to millions of […]

Issue Brief by Aleksandra Gadzala

Africa Economy & Business

Fri, Apr 20, 2018

3D Printing: Shaping Africa’s Future

Disruptive technologies—such as the Internet of Things, robotics, and three-dimensional (3D) printing—have been heralded as the future of the global manufacturing sector. However, in Africa, they could hinder industrialization and result in fewer entry points into global supply chains. While it may be possible for African nations to “leapfrog” directly to newer technologies, it is […]

Issue Brief by Aleksandra Gadzala

Africa Economy & Business

Thu, Mar 8, 2018

Sudan: Prospects for economic re-engagement

The second paper in the new Atlantic Council Sudan Task Force series, “Sudan: Prospects for Economic Re-engagement” examines the possibility of a new era of US economic cooperation with Sudan, including an opportunity for the United States to push for desperately needed economic reforms as part of wider US bilateral engagements efforts. Authored by Dr. […]

Issue Brief by Africa Center

Africa East Africa

Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Aubrey Hruby testifies before the US International Trade Commission

On Tuesday, January 23rd, Africa Center Senior Fellow Aubrey Hruby testified on US-Africa trade and investment before the US International Trade Commission hearing on US Trade and Investment with Sub-Saharan Africa: Recent Developments, #332-564. Distinguished members of the committee, Ambassadors, and fellow witnesses: I would like to begin by thanking you, not only for the […]

AfricaSource by Africa Center

Africa East Africa