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Preparing Australia’s oil and gas workers for uncertain times

Is the jobs boom in Australia’s oil and gas industry here to stay? A new report, based on AlphaBeta research, presents three workforce scenarios for the future.

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Social Progress in Mining-Dependent Countries

Life for people in countries that are ‘mining-dependent’ is improving… Today, people in these countries are generally healthier, wealthier, and better educated.

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Digital Innovation in PFM: Opportunities and implications for low-income countries

A new study by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, together with AlphaBeta, sheds light on the exciting possibility of using digital technology to improve PFM in low-income countries. It contributes to existing research by identifying 60 technology applications that can assist low-income countries overcome their most pressing PFM issues.

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A demand-driven approach to addressing youth employment in Australia

McKinsey & Co, the Macquarie Group Foundation and AlphaBeta worked together to understand the employment challenges facing young Australians, and potential initiatives that could address these challenge

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The New Work Reality

Research by AlphaBeta and the Foundation for Young Australians show half of 25 year olds are not in full-time work. We reveal the four factors that accelerate a young person’s transition into full-time work: 1) Building enterprise skills in education (17 months faster). 2) Relevant paid employment (12 months faster). 3) Paid employment in future-focussed clusters (5 months faster). 4) An optimistic mindset (2 months faster).

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Prevention is the Best Medicine: Rethinking Healthcare in Asia

Healthcare costs in Asia are rising at an unprecedented pace. This is a challenge. Even unlocking all the available efficiency gains in healthcare treatment may not be sufficient for limited resources to meet the demands of an ageing population, with greater expectations on healthcare quality and a rise in non-communicable diseases.

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Better Together: Business, Government, Society and Our Sustainable Future

It is increasingly important for business, government, and society to come together to overcome sustainability challenges in Asia and put the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into practice.

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Feeding Urban Asia: New Approaches for Providing Safe, Nutritious and Affordable Food

Asia’s urban population boom is placing immense pressure on the food system. 555 million people are expected to move to cities in Asia by 2030.

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The Final Straw – Tackling Plastic Straw Consumption in Singapore

Plastic waste is non-biodegradable. It takes up space in landfills that we don’t have. The UN describes the level of plastic waste in our oceans a “planetary crisis”. And the truth is, our habits are not helping. In fact, we ‘suck’. Plastic drinking straws are one such menace that we can and should be tackling head-on. Every straw used counts.

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Do company tax cuts boost jobs, wages and investment?

Proposals to cut the corporate tax rate in Australia have generate considerable debate about the effect of corporate taxes on investment, employment and wages. In this paper, we directly observe how Australian businesses responded to recent company tax cuts. 

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Connecting Australia: The Impact of the nbn on Australian Lives and the Economy – Summary of methodology

The purpose of the study is to understand how the nbn has performed in achieving its original policy intention to improve the lives of Australians, reduce the digital divide, and…

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Building resilience in Australian manufacturing

Australia has one of the most volatile manufacturing sectors in the world. How can companies survive the extreme ups and downs in their industries? AlphaBeta has worked with the Australian Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) to find out…

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Micro-Revolution: The New Stakeholders of Trade in APAC

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are the economic backbone of the Asia Pacific, accounting for more than 97 percent of firms and employing more than half of all workers in the region. They are also at the heart of Asia Pacific’s trade with the world.

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Made in Japan: Towards an Innovative Nation with Google

The digital economy will play a major part in rejuvenating productivity and economic growth in Japan. The objective of this report is to inform the debate on how to measure digital economic activity, by providing a robust estimate of the economic impact of Google’s activities on Japan’s digital economy.

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AlphaBeta in Africa: How geospatial technology could transform Nigeria

New technologies can be a game changer for developing countries. A visit to Africa put recent AlphaBeta research under the spotlight.

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Andrew Charlton’s essay on The Robot Race in The Monthly

The robots are coming for our jobs – but there is a silver lining.

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AlphaBeta presents new research at leading Indian tech conference

The video-on-demand industry in Asia is forecast to boom in coming years. What are the economic benefits for economies, filmmakers and consumers? Nicolo’ Andreula, Principal at AlphaBeta Advisors in Singapore, shares latest insights.

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The Screen Evolution

The rapid evolution of OTT services and the VOD industry has begun to catch the eye of regulators across Asia, a few of whom are advocating for greater legal control over OTT services. Some have proposed light-touch regulations or guidelines that take into account the unique characteristics of these services within the larger context of the internet.

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The Economic Impact of Geospatial Services: How Consumers, Businesses & Society Benefit from Location-based Information

Despite the growing use of geospatial technology around the globe, its true economic value remains hidden, as traditional measuring concepts have failed to keep up with the rapid evolution of…

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Android Impact: How the Android Ecosystem Supports Economic Impact in South Korea

Smart devices have changed the way millions of South Korean users interact, do business, and stay connected to the world. More than S$111 billion (₩126 trillion), equivalent to over 27% of global smartphone sales, were made by South Korean Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in 2015.

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