Tag: Roberto Crotti

Global gender inequality broadens

Despite constant gender equality campaigns and awareness programmes done across the world, women will still have to wait for more than 250 years for equality in the workplace. This is according to a report done by the World Economic Forum. WEF Economist, Roberto Crotti joins CNBC Africa for more.

WEF: Overall gender gap narrows for first time in 3 years, here’s how African countries fared

The World Economic Forum (WEF) says closing the overall gender gap across politics, economics, health and education narrowed for the first time in three years. This was in their latest Global Gender Gap report, where Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is reported to have closed 68 per cent of the gender gap so far. Roberto Crotti, Lead for the Centre for the New Economy and Society at the World Economic Forum joins CNBC Africa from Geneva for more.

SA moves up WEF competiveness rankings

After years of maladministration, South Africa’s competitiveness is improving. According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report, Africa’s most industrialised economy moved up seven places on the rankings to position 60 out of 141 economies. World Economic Forum Lead Economist, Roberto Crotti joins CNBC Africa for more.

Insight from WEF on gender parity in South Africa

South African gender parity results did not match up with global trend as this year’s gender equality gap report reveals that fewer women in the country are participating in the economy and have less access to opportunities and education. Joining CNBC Africa to discuss the global benchmark report on gender equality is Roberto Crotti, Senior Economist at the World Economic Forum.