Education, Work, and Youth
The fourth industrial revolution is underway, and technological changes will disrupt economic systems, displace workers, concentrate power and wealth, and erode trust in public institutions and the democratic process. At the same time, there are many factors and forces (beyond technology) that are at play and continually disrupting the existing models of economic growth and development. Consequently, the relationship between societies and their institutions is changing, and countries will have to strengthen their capacities to avoid heightened social divisions. By working with various stakeholders, countries must also pioneer these initiatives to navigate the disruptions stemming from the fourth industrial revolution successfully. Innovating, revising existing models of education, skill development and investment, preparing for rapid urbanization, and integrating different stakeholders into the conversation will be essential for global actors to meet the aspirations and hops of a rapidly growing population.
To that end, the Project on Prosperity and Development at CSIS has undertaken a series of research projects to study and understand the challenges that a growing developing world population, coupled with the forces of the fourth industrial revolution, will pose to economic prosperity and political stability globally. Through its research activities, CSIS has created a platform for engaging a broad set of actors to support the creation of knowledge-based economies that can foster global economic prosperity and political stability.