14th January 2016

World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends

Accoring to the World Bank’s World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends published on 14 January 2016, the contribution of ICT sector to GDP in the Czech Republic is bellow 6%, almost at the OECD average level (as of 2011). Transforming countries, such as the Czech Republic and the Republic of Korea, are best positioned to think about more advanced technical skills and, since many of their citizens are also rapidly aging, also need to prioritize lifelong learning. Even in advanced countries, youth are often unable to think critically and solve problems, the report says.

The scores of youth (aged 16-24) in the Czech  Republic in  in the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies in problem solving in technology-rich environments were bellow 50%. The top scores above exceeding 60% reached young people in the United States of America and Poland.

More details on e-commerce in the report.

Also, read some of remarks by Prof. Klaus Swchab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, on the 4th Industrial Revolution. In particular, Schwab calls for leaders and citizens to “together shape a future that works for all by putting people first, empowering them and constantly reminding ourselves that all of these new technologies are first and foremost tools made by people for people.” More details here.




Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic