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Convergence is a global issue April 10, 2006

Posted by Tom in Research.
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The World Economic Forum gathered for a midyear event last year in Sao Paolo, Brazil to discuss issues related to Latin America. Suprise, surprise – the issues related to the convergence of workforce and economic development were front and center. Here are a couple of their priorities for the region:

4. Education: More emphasis and resources should be put on the training of teachers and quality education than in extending mandatory periods of education for children. Educators should be appropriately compensated. Resources should be employed to improve school system management at all levels.

5. Employment: Increase the supply of skilled labour so that the high value-added sectors of the economy can grow and improve income distribution, while ensuring long-term growth. Enhance the efficiency of the labour market, while protecting the rights and well-being of the employee.

This is interesting…we’re looking at some of the very same issues being discussed on a mass level in America. Of course, America is better positioned right now than Latin America. Right now.

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