GlobalFebruary 22, 2016

Global Smartphone Ownership and Internet Usage

While people in advanced economies are still more likely to own a smartphone and use the internet, those in the emerging world are closing these digital divides.

GlobalJanuary 21, 2016

Refugee crises, climate change are top risks in next 10 years, experts say

Large-scale refugee flows and lack of progress in slowing global warming are the top risks that the world faces in the coming decade, according to a survey by the World Economic Forum of executives and experts.

GlobalOctober 29, 2015

The most – and least – energy-intensive nations

The U.S. Virgin Islands is the most “energy intensive” place on Earth — meaning it uses the most energy per unit of GDP — while gambling hub Macau is one of the least.

GlobalOctober 29, 2015

Measuring the ‘good’ life around the world

What makes a good life? Usually this question is in the domain of priests, philosophers and metaphysicians, but the OECD sought to find the answers with data.

GlobalSeptember 16, 2015

Key findings about Africans’ views on economy, challenges

Sub-Saharan Africans are feeling positive about their current and long-term economic prospects compared with those in other regions of the world. However, they still see the need for more foreign aid and are concerned about the serious challenges facing them, especially when it comes to better health care and jobs.

GlobalAugust 17, 2015

Brazil’s corruption scandal, economy drive Rousseff’s ratings to record low

Rousseff’s political woes have raised the prospect of impeachment proceedings and brought out hundreds of thousands of protestors across the country on Sunday, many chanting “Dilma Out.”

GlobalJuly 23, 2015

Global Publics: Economic Conditions Are Bad

Seven years after the beginning of the global financial crisis, our survey of 40 nations finds that publics in fewer than half the countries have a positive view of their economy.

GlobalJuly 23, 2015

Around the world, dissatisfaction with economy and concern for its future

Those surveyed are generally disgruntled about the state of their economy, and many are also pessimistic about the financial prospects of the next generation.

GlobalJuly 21, 2015

Work moves ahead on TPP trade pact, but nations still divided over deal

While the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact has general public support in most of the countries involved, there are deep partisan divisions in some of these countries over the issue.

GlobalJuly 20, 2015

Latin America’s middle class grows, but in some regions more than others

As a whole, Latin America enjoyed solid economic growth in the first decade of this century, with a fall in poverty, a decrease in income inequality and a rise of its middle class.