Why are Kazakhstan’s many good policies that favour the people like Pension Reform, Registration of Citizens, and Land Reform not known, not appreciated, not understood by the people? Why are there so much unhappiness and antagonism even before the policies are implemented? Why are policies articulated grandiosely but not implemented effectively? Why is it not surprising to find many information campaigns failing to reach out and make an impact on society? How can one successfully promote the polices and services to the citizens and interest groups? How can one ensure a better communication reach?
What has Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Chernobyl, Exxon Valdez, BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil, and Enron, and also potential issues in Kazakhstan have in common? These are all cases of a crisis that has happened and affected the company, country and the brand equity. The last one, potential issues in Kazakhstan, is included for the country to learn the lessons from these crisis examples
LONDON – The current value of the US government’s unfunded pension and Medicare liabilities is $46.7 trillion, or roughly two and a half times US GDP. Other estimates put that figure much higher. In the United Kingdom, a similar calculation by the Adam Smith Institute yields a £1.85 trillion ($2.34 trillion) “hidden debt time bomb.” And the situation in Switzerland, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, and Spain is little different. It seems that all advanced economies are facing public-finance trouble ahead
CAPE TOWN – Digital technology is revolutionizing our daily lives. Mobile devices monitor our movements, marketing algorithms guide our consumption, and social media shape our worldviews and politics. While such innovations have their advantages, they also carry significant risks, including potentially widening existing inequalities within our societies. This prospect is particularly worrying when it comes to global health
WASHINGTON, DC – Late last month, US President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on imports from Mexico in ten days if it did not halt the flow of migrants from Central America. The tariffs would start at 5% and then increase by five percentage points monthly until reaching 25% in October. The announcement came as a shock, especially given that the United States and Mexico (plus Canada) had reached an agreement on a revised North American Free Trade Agreement just months earlier, at Trump’s insistence. Ratification of the new trade deal, the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), is now in jeopardy