Spotlight issue

16th October 2019 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

IMF World Economic Outlook October 2019: Global Manufacturing Downturn, Rising Trade Barriers

Global growth is forecast at 3.0 percent for 2019, its lowest level since 2008–09 and a 0.3 percentage point downgrade from the April 2019 World Economic Outlook, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).  Making growth more inclusive, which is essential for securing better economic prospects for all, should remain an overarching goal, the IMF advise.

14th October 2019 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

World Economic Forum Competitiveness Report 2019: Czechia slipped down three places

Czechia ranked 32nd (down three places year-on-year) in the 2019 edition of the Global Competitiveness Report issued by the World Economic Forum.

10th October 2019 / Good governance / Public Procurement

Summary from Responsible Public Procurement 2019 Conference: Jičín and VŠCHT Praha awarded

An international expert conference organised by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture was held on October 3-4, 2019 in Prague at the Congress Centre of the Czech National Bank. 

10th October 2019 / Good governance / Technology, R&D and Innovation

Invitation by Forum 2000 and Vodafone Foundation: Freedom, Technology and Social Good

You are cordially invited to the panel Freedom, Technology, and Social Good organized by the Vodafone Foundation within the Forum 2000 Conference. Monday 14 October 2019, 18.00 at WeWork, Národní 14, Prague 1.

4th October 2019 / Good governance / Health Care

New Pharmaceuticals Act marks another step towards the digitization of healthcare in the Czech Republic

Will the introduction of a shared medication record help make the practice of drug prescriptions safer and more transparent?

Increasing digitization continues to be a trend in the healthcare sector.

Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) Transition to High-Tech Manufacturing
  2. 2) The City Campus as Idea Factory
  3. 3) Government Programs That Drive Innovation
  4. 4) Government as a Competitive Advantage

Advocacy Priorities for 2020-2022 
People, Technology, Infrastructure, Cities, Government


2020 Actions Recommended in Areas:

1. Immigration.

2. Adult (post-graduate) Education and Training.

3. Programming as the Required Language.

4. Private Research Investment.

5. Housing Plan.

6. Establishing Policy Objectives for Research.

7. Establishing Databases for Tracking Public Policy Outcomes.

8. Public Procurement as an Innovation Tool.

9. A Government Competitiveness Scorecard.


Read the document in English and Czech.

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