Fiscal deficit targets sometimes lead to vicious cycles.

Cambodia has made great strides towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 but needs to do more to achieve zero hunger by 2030.

The report states that South Africa has a pivotal role in global mining, and it sets out a framework for the future sustainability of the local industry.

Following the release of new GDP estimates, nominal GDP for FY18/19 increased and the structure of the economy has changed. In October 2019, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) released new GDP estimates, updating the base year for estimating economic activity to 2016/17 from 2009/10.

The Earth’s ecosystems are in steep decline, putting their ability to provide the ecosystem services on which the world’s economies rely at risk. Unless we reverse these trends, the implications for human wellbeing are profound.

This report provides an overview of global and regional trends in employment, unemployment, labour force participation and productivity, as well as dimensions of job quality such as employment status, informal employment and working poverty. It also examines income and social developments, and provides an indicator of social unrest.

Global growth is projected to be slightly faster in 2020 than the post-crisis low registered last year. While growth could be stronger if reduced trade tensions mitigate uncertainty, the balance of risks to the outlook is to the downside.

Climate change is already having substantial physical impacts at a local level in regions across the world; the affected regions will continue to grow in number and size.

While the manufacturing and production sectors comprise 16% of global GDP and are key drivers for economies around the world,1 the complex network of supply chains on which these sectors rely presents enormous economic, social and environmental risks that must be collaboratively addressed.

Population and economic growth, as well as climate change, have pushed water crises to the top of the global agenda. Given the scale of the issues, delivering sustainable water management requires rapid mobilization of funding for water-related improvements and more effective use of existing resources.

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