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  • Global Competitiveness Index: Switzerland Bags the Top Rank for the Eighth Year in a Row

    Global Competitiveness Index: Switzerland Bags the Top Rank for the Eighth Year in a Row

      The Global Competitiveness Index assesses the ability of the nations that are mentioned in the list to provide high levels of prosperity to their citizens. The index, which has been released as a part of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report for 2016-17, lists 138 countries on the basis of their competitiveness.
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  • Females Around the World Face Hurdles to Economic Empowerment

    Females Around the World Face Hurdles to Economic Empowerment

      Governments around the world are working towards empowering women to participate fully in all spheres of life. Positive steps have been taken in this regard by reserving seats in the parliament as well as providing them better educational and health facilities; but, is it enough? In promoting women’s empowerment it is critical that their
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  • Despite Progress, Many Powerful Nations Lag Far Behind in Women Leadership

    Despite Progress, Many Powerful Nations Lag Far Behind in Women Leadership

    Women representation in parliaments, government and in the private sector has been steadily increasing over the years. According to a World Bank data, in the year 2016, the proportion of seats being held by women in national parliaments at the world level stood at 23 percent. This is a major step forward as compared to
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