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In a world where statistics, big data, artificial intelligence and the like are driving business outcomes, one corporate department across industries stands out for its relative lack of analytics use: human resources (HR). Indeed, a 2015 report by the Harvard Business Review indicated that managers across other business areas believe...

 

In Colombia a change of government often precipitates a tax reform. During his presidential campaign President Iván Duque acknowledged that the tax burden of corporate taxpayers was too heavy, and promised to reduce it as a means of fostering investment and productivity. To counter the reduction in corporate income tax collections, the...

 

In what ways have the main weaknesses of Colombia’s education sector been improved?

 

With the second-largest population in South America after Brazil, Colombia’s responsibility to educate its population is of regional significance. In a bid to maintain competitiveness in the global economy, as well as close the sizeable access and attainment gap between rural and urban areas, the government has set ambitious targets and...

 

Rising health care costs, ageing populations and changing lifestyles in emerging economies are stoking demand for medical technology (medtech) solutions. These entail not only smart devices that remotely monitor and transmit biometric data, but any instance of technology that assists in the delivery of health services. While these initiatives...

 

In recent decades Colombia’s health sector has gone through substantial changes and improvements, shifting from being underdeveloped to one of the highest ranked in the region. In a October 2018 review of 191 of the world’s health care systems, the World Health Organisation (WHO) ranked Colombia 22nd, ahead of Canada and the US. However, the...

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