Czech Republic Placed 26th in the Social Progress Index, Obtaining More Points but Slipping in the Ranking
The Czech Republic took 26th place in the international Social Progress Index 2018. The annual ranking is prepared by the non-profit organisation Social Progress Imperative together with Deloitte, using data on social and economic developments and the environment.
OECD Education at a Glance: Czech Republic: Gender pay gap among the highest, spending per student from primary to tertiary level among the lowest in OECD
The most recent OECD Education at a Glance report finds that in the Czech Republic, gender pay gap is among the highest and spending per student from primary to tertiary level is among the lowest in OECD. 93% of tertiary-educated men are employed, compared with 71% of tertiary-educated women. In 2016, 35-44 year-old women with a tertiary education earned 66% of what their male counterparts earned.
The financial services sector is at a pivotal point in its evolution. Disruption, new business models, FinTechs, payments, cryptocurrency, cyberthreats, greater collaboration and data legislation are all transforming the sector - and regulators are scrambling to keep up.
The sector has made great strides towards digital transformation, but there are still barriers to innovation. How do industry insiders see financial services evolving: which will be the real game-changers, how will the industry transform over the next few years and are institutions and regulators keeping pace?
There is no one-size-fits-all approach for governments to manage cybersecurity. But asking some key questions can help leaders get started.
The CEE real estate market has been one of the most dynamically developing markets across Europe. Will this trend continue?
The CEE real estate market has been one of the most dynamically developing markets across Europe and has enjoyed strong interest from a wide range of developers, investors and occupiers across all sectors. Will this dynamic and rapidly developing market continue at such pace for the coming years?
Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy
- 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
- 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
- 3) Health Care as an export industry
- 4) Government as a competitive advantage
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