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...Government & Smart Cities

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Smart refers to solutions with applied intelligence which provides real-time monitoring and information flow for informed decision-making, across transportation, energy & utilities, carbon emission, and sustainability, citizen services, security, and home and building automation.
The smart ecosystem integrates different technologies, governments, and societies to enable smarter economy, smarter mobility, smarter environment, smarter living, and smarter governance.

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An increasing number of smart city initiatives are leveraging emerging technologies, via the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT), analytics, and cloud computing in modernizing their legacy infrastructures, to provide smart citizen services, such as smart education, smart healthcare, and public safety.

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Economic indicators & Demographics

Data and analysis on general demographics, education and religion, to politics and the state of the government.

Data on demographics containing general population figures like birth and death rates, numbers on marriage and divorce, or ethnicity and age, but also data on the structure and living situation of families and households in general.

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Global population by continent as (in millions)

Macroeconomic and microeconomic data on employment, earnings, income and poverty, cost of living, relating to national economic development. This includes data on key economic indicators such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Consumer Price Index (CPI), Producer Price Index (PPI), industrial production. Employment and unemployment rates, hourly earnings. International trade and foreign direct investments. And indices such as Economy Confidence Index, Consumer Sentiment Index, Purchasing Managers’ Index, Small Business Optimism Index. Data and statistics on the work and status of the government, like expenses, budget plans and the public debt. And data on international conflicts and security.

Life outlook encompasses survey and poll results on work and life issues. Love & Sex is popular among lifestyle statistics.
Celebrities and showbiz are also popular lifestyle topic, with facts on film stars and musicians, famous entrepreneurs lifestyles.

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Most favourable entertainers in the United States

Religion: Statistics and facts related to religion and faith-based practices and communities, by type: Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and by geographical region, demographic, and ethnic or cultural background.

Public Health

Governments around the world have committed to reform public health and provide dedicated resources. However, evaluating public health policy is complex, because so many wider government actions, both local and central, impact on public health. There are also time lags, both in measuring the outcomes of public health policies, and in data release and analysis.

The U.S. health care system shift from fee-for-service payment to payments based on the value and quality of care delivered, is intended to promote approaches to care delivery focused on better care, efficient spending, and healthier patients.

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Education & Science: Statistics and facts related to education and science, including information on educational institutions, skills and levels, markets, as well as data on research and development status and spending, research fields, patents and employment prospects outlook.

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Unemployment rate in the United States, by level of education

Social services: involves social services and related goods and food supplies, education, health care, disaster relief activities and housing services offered by private or government establishments to improve living conditions and social well-being of under privileged children, disabled, elderly and the poor in a community.

Crime & Law Enforcement

Statistics and facts on topics related to crime and law enforcement, including data on crime rates numbers, prisons, school-related violence, and cyber crime, among other topics.

Security, Smart Identification and Surveillance

National security, network security, and personal information security are major global concerns, and governments are implementing video surveillance systems, alarms, access controls, detectors, and communication and information management systems for law enforcement and public safety.
The conventional means of authentication such as IDs and passwords are highly vulnerable to attacks and can be lost, hacked, or forgotten. To prevent such issues, smart identification and surveillance systems have been implemented in e-passports, national identity programs, and border control routines.
Governments are adopting innovative ways to interconnect technologies to proactively prevent, and resolve crimes and conflicts and respond with real-time situational awareness, through the integration of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and data analytics into various public safety platforms.

Governments understand the importance of trade to their economic prosperity, and use trade as a tool to achieve sustainable growth and higher employment, including the sharing of goods, services and expertise that foster innovation and technological development, and they put a great deal of effect into preparing for the infrastructure needs of trade.
Technological developments and the deployment of internet services worldwide have transformed the international trade sector.
Information and communication technologies will continue to prove key to industry performance over the coming years.
Goods available through international trade include jewellery, foods, wine, clothes, and oil. Services available through international trade include banking, transportation, consulting and tourism.

According to the findings, sustainable trade tracks closely with a nation’s wealth: rich countries top the index, mid-income countries fall in the middle, and low-income countries make up the bottom. South Korea, Vietnam and Cambodia are relative outperformers.

Sustainable Trade

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Sustainability and sustainable trade have become essential to corporate strategy and operations, and their importance in trade is set to grow further.

Commerzbank partnered with Oxford Analytica to provide an original outlook for sustainable trade over the next 10-15 years by exploring five key drivers:

  • Regulatory competition and protectionism: Considerable scope still exists for the abuse of sustainability for reasons relating more to protectionist measures than concern for ‘people’ and ‘planet’.
  • New patterns of global demand: Population growth in the global middle class is increasing demand for tradable goods and services, placing considerable strain on natural resources, firms engaged in trade will be forced to prioritise efficiency and sustainability in their operations.
  • Supply chain trends: The sustainable trade agenda will also become more closely aligned with cost efficiencies and security in relation to potential sustainability-related risks in their supply chains.
  • Alliances: Open collaboration with NGOs, suppliers and consumers will increasingly generate innovative ideas.
  • Innovative finance and the role of banks: It will become necessary for firms engaged in trade to evaluate their sustainability performance and to demonstrate sound strategies for sustainability-related risk exposure, in order to obtain financing.

Governments are under pressure to improve public sector performance and at the same time contain expenditure growth. While factors such as ageing populations and increasing healthcare and pension costs add to budgetary pressures, citizens are demanding that governments be made more transparent and accountable with taxpayers’ money.

Efficiency is increasingly identified as a core public service value

According to a Deloitte study, focusing on efficiency in the Government of the UAE ‘Government Efficiency | Innovate. Scale. Measure. Incent’, governments around the world are searching for ways to deliver services that reduce cost and improve quality. Although efficiency is an increasingly core component of government reform, however, reviews of costs and productivity in OECD countries indicate that governments may be getting less efficient over time.

Through innovation and exploring new ways for empowering consumers to make choices, encouraging new IoT partnerships across private sector and public sector organizations, better capability to scale, improved measurement and greater use of management incentives, increased efficiency can be achieved, driving down costs through more integrated approaches in procurement, service delivery and corporate functions, to generate better social and economic outcomes.

Decoding the World Economic Forum’s Transformation Map for the UAE, is evident the drive for economic development through good governance.

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The UAE is seeking to mitigate the effects of climate change with renewable energy sources. The de-carbonization of infrastructure and energy projects, and helping neighbouring countries to grapple with climate change, are also key parts of the UAE government’s strategy. The oil & gas industry, education, technology and entrepreneurship are some of the critical areas which converge when it comes to innovation as the UAE seeks to shift away from oil dependence.

Economic diversification is a key element of the Vision 2021 programme and new laws for competitiveness, investment in infrastructure and telecommunications have important roles in reaching this goal.

Our reports provide key statistics and analysis on market operating conditions, business challenges, current and historical industry growth trends, and more. They offer an explanation of the structure of the industry and analysis across the value chain, market sizes, revenue growth, market and product trends, demographics, price trends, product/company rankings or comparisons, key players profiles, comparing national and multinational operators by sales, market share, investments, projects, partners and expansion strategies,designed to provide a better understanding of a market's competitive landscape, and market forecasts, projecting how current trends will influence industry sales and consumption patterns in the future, latest market developments and analyzing the potential effects of regulatory changes in conjunction with the background macroeconomic outlook.

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