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O presente Guia de Aplicação da Metodologia ODS e Sustentabilidade
no Sistema Nacional de Fomento, parte do projeto “Metodologia
de Integração dos ODS para mensurar a Efetividade das Instituições Financeiras de Desenvolvimento Brasileiras” (Projeto ODS),
em parceria com a Agência Alemã de Cooperação Internacional
(GIZ) e o Banco de Desenvolvimento da América Latina (CAF), contribui
em pelo menos dois dos seis temas destacados pelo Plano
ABDE 2030 para o fortalecimento do SNF.
This paper is particularly important in the context of a post-COVID world. The global
health crisis has highlighted the importance of population access to healthcare and the
need for individuals to take proactive measures to maintain their health and well-being.
At the same time, however, it has contributed to widening the protection gap, especially
for vulnerable groups, due to the exacerbated cost of living crisis, job losses, reduced
incomes, and rising healthcare costs, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
This report presents an overview of the challenges of SPL systems before and in the aftermath of COVID-19, with the main objective to lay the base for directions for policy reforms. The next section presents an overview of the long-standing challenges of the SPL systems in the sub-re gion, how these challenges helped or constrained its capacity to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the emerging challenges for SPL systems in the aftermath.
Almost all countries closed schools and universities during the Covid-19 pandemic, affecting more than 90 per cent of the world’s learners. A growing literature aims to estimate the effects of these school closures on learning outcomes, future earnings and GDP. We contribute to this literature by estimating the impact of school closures on earnings in the long term using a natural experiment.
This publication gives an overview of the European Investment Bank’s contribution for education. It details the Bank’s activities in the sector and highlights key projects. The stories, videos and case studies, illustrate how the Bank’s financing and advice help countries, regions and cities.
To encourage lifelong learning, EU Member States have endorsed the targets of the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan, one of which states that 60% of adults should participate in training every year by 2030. In addition, the European Union has set a digital target that at least 80% of all adults will have gained at least basic digital skills by 2030.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced in her 2022 State of the Union address that the Commission would make 2023 the European Year of Skills. The aim of this is to give a fresh impetus to lifelong learning by promoting investment in training, ensuring that skills are relevant for labour market needs and strengthening learning opportunities and mobility
An ageing population, the energy transition, and faltering globalization will continue to put pressure on business costs in the coming years.
What can companies do to adapt to these potentially profit-threatening trends?
BDC surveyed 1,500 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to understand how the rising cost of doing business is affecting them and what strategies they can adopt to address it.
Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the most unequal regions in the world. Not only is this inequality high, but it is even excessive for the level of development of the region, indicating a kind of Latin American exceptionalism. Moreover, inequality in the region is not new, with its origins dating back to colonial times. Despite the many advances achieved in different economic and social development indicators in recent decades, average inequality levels in the region have not changed substantially or sustainably. Beyond countryspecific nuances, they continue to be a characteristic feature of Latin American and Caribbean societies. The Report on Economic Development 2022 (RED 2022) states that the high inequality in the region has very deep roots, driving its persistence over time. As a result of this inertia, who the most and least wealthy or advantaged individuals and families are has persisted steadily over time. RED 2022 documents and explains the evolution of intergenerational mobility in the region, assessing the multiple dimensions that determine the levels of wellbeing of parents and children.
How much wealth has accumulated in the region and how is it distributed across households? Despite being widely recognized for its extreme income inequality, reliable data on wealth is scarce, partial and oftentimes contradictory, making it difficult to answer these basic questions. In this study, we estimate aggregates based on macroeconomic data, and inequality based on recently available surveys. We contrast our results with the literature, with a handful of state-of-the-art estimates from administrative sources, and with more available but extrapolated estimates from Credit Suisse and wid.world. Considering all the evidence, we distinguish reliable facts from what can only be conjectured or speculated. We find that aggregate wealth increased over two decades in four countries, now ranging close to 3.5 the national income for market value estimates and 5-6 times at book values. We also find that wealth inequality is amongst the highest in the world were it can be measured. Given data limitations, one can only speculate about aggregates in opaque countries and about inequality trends in any country in the region.
Author: Carranza, Rafael; De Rosa, Mauricio; Flores, Ignacio
Using firm-level data covering the 27 EU countries, the UK and the US, we show that employers tend to reduce investment in training per employee after adopting advanced digital technologies (ADT). We estimate with a control function approach firm-level production functions augmented with two factors, the training stock per employee and digital technology use.
Author: Brunello, Giorgio; Rückert, Désirée; Wruuck, Patricia T. Weiss,Christoph;
Existing explanations for slum growth focus on rural-urban migration and poverty. While these factors are relevant for rapidly urbanizing low-income countries, slum growth is frequent in highly urbanized, middle-income countries in Latin America. This paper provides evidence from Brazil that local government actions can increase slum growth without changes in poverty or immigration.