Women’s Economic Opportunity Index 2012

Women drive economic growth. In the second half of the 20th century, the entry of women into the workforce helped to propel most of the world’s developed economies. But women remain the world’s greatest pool of untapped labour: Nearly one-half of the world’s working age women are not currently active in the global economy. As governments worldwide seek short- and long-term fixes to waning economic performance, expanding opportunities for the 1.5bn women not employed in the formal sector will take on even greater importance, as will removing the legal, social, financial and educational…Read more

Launch of the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2012

On 17 January, the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2012 (WESP) will be launched in multi-city locations around the world. The first chapter of the report on the “Global economic outlook”, pre-released on 1 December 2011, reveals that persistent high unemployment, the euro area debt crisis and premature fiscal austerity have already slowed global growth and factor into the possibility of a new recession. The forecast has been significantly downgraded compared to six months ago and predicts that, at best, the global economy will “muddle through” with the growth of world gross product…Read more

APEC Women and the Economy

U.S. Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered keynote remarks on the inclusion of women as an economic growth strategy at the first-ever Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Summit (WES) in San Francisco, California on 16 September 2011.

Institute of Public Accountants launches Partnership Beyond Numbers

The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) has launched it's initiative  Partnership Beyond Numbers. "This message is simple, clear and concise. You can only get so far on your own." said Andrew Conway IPA Chief Executive Officer. "The theme for the campaign is a fresh, vibrant presentation focused on our core intention of providing ‘partnerships beyond numbers." The IPA is a professional organisation for accountants recognised for their practical, hands-on skills and a broad understanding of the total business environment. As a progressive, responsive accounting body committed to integrity, professionalism and professional development, it…Read more