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Table of contents EDITORIAL 6 Angel Gurría MANAGING RISK 12 Introduction 18 The evolving paradigm Pier Carlo Padoan 20 Occupational risk: the global jobs emergency Richard L. Trumka, President, AFL-CIO 22 In the balance: China’s economic conundrum Yukon Huang, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Former Country Director for the World Bank in China 24 In Japan’s footsteps Katsutoshi Saito, Chairman, The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited

REINVENTING DEVELOPMENT 58 Introduction 64 An emerging middle class Mario Pezzini 66 Women and entrepreneurship: more power to you Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women 68 Hunger: the real economic crisis Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director, Oxfam International 70 A better future for Africa Marie Gad, Senior Advisor, Confederation of Danish Industry 72 The new challenges of microcredit Jacques Attali, Founder of PlaNet Finance 74 Tax and development Chris Lenon, Group Strategic Adviser, Tax Policy, Rio Tinto plc 76 Idea Factory: Is aid a waste of money?

26 The gender dividend: an urgent economic imperative Charles P. Heeter, Managing Director, Global Public Policy, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited


28 A euro at two speeds? David McWilliams, Economist, Broadcaster and Author

86 Public governance: the other deficit Rolf Alter

30 Idea Factory: Can we still understand and govern the global economy?

88 Don’t forget corruption An interview with Mark Pieth

GOING SOCIAL 34 Introduction 40 Leading by example Recep Tayyip Erdo an, Prime Minister of Turkey 42 Rebuilding the US economy and sustaining the recovery Alan B. Krueger, Chairman, US Council of Economic Advisers, Executive Office of the President 44 Help wanted Bo Smith 46 A global safety net Martin Hirsch, President, Agence du service civique, France 48 Protecting women’s work Diana Holland, Chair, ITUC Women’s Committee, and Claire Courteille, Director, ITUC Equality Department

90 Energy security: looking towards uncertainty Maria van der Hoeven 92 Back on the table: the challenges for food security Benoît Miribel, Chairman of Action contre la Faim 94 From the Industrial Revolution to a green revolution Han Seung-soo, Chair of the Board of Directors, Global Green Growth Institute; Former Prime Minister of Korea 96 Waking up to climate change Kelly Rigg, Executive Director, Global Campaign for Climate Action 98 Green chemistry Russel Mills, Global Director of Energy and Climate Change Policy, The Dow Chemical Company 100 Idea Factory: Can we do without nuclear energy?

50 A hollowing middle class Peggy Hollinger, Leader writer, Financial Times 52 Skills for innovation Charles Fadel, Visiting scholar, Harvard/MIT/Wharton; Senior Fellow, Human Capital at The Conference Board 54 Idea Factory: Why is gender still an issue?

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