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SCDI plan for Scotland’s Green Recovery

The Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) have developed a plan for Scotland’s Green Recovery from the COVID-19 crisis with our Clean Growth Leadership Group and our members. It has 12 big ideas for how we kick-start the Scottish economy, create new green jobs and accelerate our progress to net-zero. It contains four fundamental principles: Impact –…

India’s turning point: An economic agenda to spur growth and jobs

This Report was produced by Mckinsey & Company. The article below published by Mckinsey & Company provides a synopsis of the full report. India is at a decisive point in its journey toward prosperity. The economic crisis sparked by COVID-19 could spur reforms that return the economy to a high-growth track and create gainful jobs for…

India is key for global access to a COVID-19 vaccine – here’s why

This article by Rory Horner, Senior Lecturer, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, was originally published in The Conversation Pharmaceutical companies around the world are racing to develop a vaccine. Meanwhile governments scramble to get priority access to the most promising candidates. But a richest-takes-all approach in the fight against the deadliest pandemic in living memory…

Trying to loosen the linchpin: China’s approach to South Korea

Trying to loosen the linchpin: China’s approach to South Korea

This Brookings Institution report by Jung H Pak explains China’s approach to South Korea. The report’s executive summary is provided below and the full report is provided at the link below. China sees South Korea as a critical part of its effort to establish its preeminence in Northeast Asia. South Korea’s status in the U.S.…

Europe changes its mind on China

This Brookings Institution report assesses Europe’s position towards China. The following excerpt is from the executive summary: “Over the past few years, the European Union and a handful of other European countries have reluctantly moved away from a China policy organized around economic engagement toward a policy of limiting China’s influence in Europe for strategic…

COVID calls into question China’s reliability as a leading global power

China remains determined to exert a growing influence on the global stage. This article, originally published in The Scotsman, was written by Marco Vicenzino, a member of the Institute’s International Advisory Council The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, emanating from China, ushered in the start of a new historical era that triggered a global economic…

How well is India responding to COVID 19?

India started a phased reopening of its economy, after 10 weeks of lockdown. The country is trying to balance attempts to revive the economy while dealing with increasing caseloads and new hotspots. On June 30, official COVID 19 cases stood at over 585,000, and more than 17,500 deaths. While recovery rates have improved to 60 percent…

Coronavirus measures give Bangladeshi workers for global clothing chains a stark choice: disease or starvation

Muhammad Azizul Islam, University of Aberdeen Over the past three decades, global inequality has reached a critical level. The world’s 26 richest people own as much as poorest 50%. Multinational fashion companies have secured billions of dollars by moving production locations abroad and using supply chains in developing countries including Bangladesh, China, India, and Myanmar,…