The 2014 Britain's Healthiest Company survey, managed by RAND Europe, indicates nearly two thirds (62%) of respondents reported at least two bad lifestyle habits that put them at serious risk of future ill health.
The capacity of government to design and deliver policy matters a great deal to the success of a policy. Capacity-building in public administration often needs to be seen as a strategic objective in and by itself.
Choosing the right university and the best course of study is one of the most important decisions young people and parents will make. Not everyone makes the right decision. Of the wide range of factors involved in choosing a university, how important are university tuition fees to young people and their parents?
While the Internet of Things promises significant benefits to society, it also poses considerable legal, ethical and technological challenges. Helen Rebecca Schindler discusses how society, business and the economy will be affected by the IoT in an interview included in Accenture's Institute Conversation series.
The stigma surrounding mental health often leads young people to shy away from seeking the help and support they need. This year's celebration of the UN's International Youth Day (12th August) focuses on mental health and aims to raise awareness and remove the stigma.
The urban population is expected to double by 2050, when seven out of every 10 people will live in cities. Poverty, inequality, unemployment, and energy management challenges are also expected to increase. One potential solution is the concept of the “smart city,” where initiatives are designed to fuse current infrastructures with digital technology.
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