Improving productivity in the UK is not a matter of getting people to work harder. It involves training, investment, innovation and finding smarter ways to do things. Above all we need to improve the quality of management and leadership across the board.
Address By Minister Of Finance Malusi Gigaba At The OECD Launch Of South Africa's 2017 Economic Survey
Government has developed the 14-point Action Plan which has strong support from the President and Cabinet to address the challenges of slow domestic growth.
The OECD says South Africa needs at least 2 percent economic growth to start tackling unemployment.
While the nation debates what a global Britain should look like post-Brexit, I hope that we can stop talking about slashing our aid budget. It's not in our national interest. It would leave some of the world's poorest people high and dry, and make our world less safe, healthy and prosperous for everyone.
We face a huge literacy challenge in England which is preventing many of our children and young people from being able to thrive and lead successful lives. Gender, socio-economic background and where children live are all at the heart of our literacy challenge. Boys in England are nearly twice as likely as girls to fall behind in early language and communication; and children at all ages from the lowest income groups are likely to be less literate than their counterparts from higher income groups.
What do you have as your screensaver? While some companies allow staff to revel in their favourite sunset snap or their kids pulling hideous faces, others provide the screensavers to focus minds on the top priorities.
Caroline Muchanga showing her market stall tax receipt Mazabuka is known as "the sweetest town in Zambia". The town's other
'Export Credit Guarantees' have to be the most boring opening three words of any Huffington Post article. But so often the
If Justine Greening was to change the UK's position on a global tax body, it would not only increase the chances of a successful agreement at Addis, but also generate a huge amount of goodwill which she could use to ensure greater progress on the UK's other priorities, such as gender equality.
At the heart of Fifa is a lesson about tackling corruption that goes far deeper. Corruption at Fifa was not a surprise. For years it lined the pockets of those on the inside and was met with little more than a reluctant sigh. The world shied away from taking on the problem, until some brave British journalists and American lawyers showed that things really could change. The same is true of corruption the world over... World leaders simply cannot dodge this issue any longer. We have to show some of the same courage that exposed Fifa and break the taboo on talking about corruption. I will start tomorrow at the G7 in Germany and I will put corruption at the heart of my agenda at the United Nations in September and the G20 in Turkey, culminating with a major anti-corruption Summit in London next year.