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   Governments Rapidly Dismantling Harmful Tax Incentives Worldwide: BEPS Project Driving Major Changes to International Tax Rules
Source: http://www.oecd.org
Source Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government
Summary: Governments have dismantled, or are in the process of amending, nearly 100 preferential tax regimes as part of the OECD/G20 BEPS standards to improve the international tax framework, according to a progress report released today.
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   Information Economy Report 2017
Source: http://unctad.org
Source Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: These are still the early days of the digital economy. But already it is clear that it has had, and will continue to have, globally transformative impacts on the way we live, work and develop our economies.
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   Smart Cities Are Boring. Give Us Responsive Cities.
Source: https://techcrunch.com
Source Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Citizen Engagement, Internet Governance
Summary: As an urban technologist, I’m often asked to give an example of a compelling smart city application that real people are using. But to be honest, there really isn’t too much to point to – yet. Cities may be getting smarter, but they haven’t noticeably changed from a user perspective.
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   What Will the Smart City of the Future Look Like?
Source: http://www.information-age.com
Source Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: In 1900, only 14% percent of the world’s population lived in urban areas. Today, for the first time in history, more than half the planet’s population resides in cities, which are fast becoming innovation hubs and are developing quickly into smart cities. The number of smart cities around the world is expected to grow exponentially over the next few years and by 2050, 70 per cent of the world’s po ... Read More
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   OECD Employment Rate Increases to 67.6% in the Second Quarter of 2017
Source: http://www.oecd.org
Source Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Citizen Engagement, Internet Governance
Summary: The OECD area employment rate – defined as the share of people of working-age in employment – increased by 0.2 percentage point in the second quarter of 2017, to 67.6%; 3.2 percentage points above the 2009 low and 1.0 percentage point above the previous peak in 2008. Around 559 million persons were employed in the second quarter of 2017, 26 million more than in the second quarter of 2008.
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   Participatory Budgeting: Spreading Across the Globe
Source: https://www.opengovpartnership.org
Source Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Citizen Engagement, Internet Governance
Summary: Participatory budgeting’s (PB) roots lie in a radical democratic project led by the leftist Workers’ Party in Porto Alegre, Brazil in the late 1980s.
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   Population Ageing and Rising Inequality Will Hit Younger Generations Hard
Source: http://www.oecd.org
Source Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Citizen Engagement, Internet Governance
Summary: Younger generations will face greater risks of inequality in old age than current retirees and for generations born since the 1960s, their experience of old age will change dramatically. Moreover, with family sizes falling, higher inequality over working lives and reforms that have cut pension incomes, some groups will face a high risk of poverty, according to a new OECD report.
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   Asian Development Bank, New Development Bank Meet to Discuss New Project Cofinancing
Source: https://www.adb.org
Source Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Citizen Engagement, Internet Governance
Summary: Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President Wencai Zhang met with New Development Bank (NDB) Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Xian Zhu on the sidelines of the World Bank-International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings today to discuss progress on projects for cooperation.
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   ADB to Double Climate Financing for the Pacific in 2017-2020, Signs First Agreement with GCF
Source: https://www.adb.org
Source Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Citizen Engagement, Internet Governance
Summary: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will more than double the level of climate financing it will mobilize for its Pacific developing member countries to over $500 million between 2017 and 2020.
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   ADB Launches New Funded Trade Finance Product with J.P. Morgan to Promote Trade in Developing Asia
Source: https://www.adb.org
Source Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Citizen Engagement, Internet Governance
Summary: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and J.P. Morgan today signed an agreement to support trade in developing Asia. The partnership is the first of its kind under the ADB Trade Finance Program’s (TFP) new funded risk sharing product. Under this new agreement, ADB and J.P. Morgan will share risk—on a funded basis—on underlying trade finance transactions.
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