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Perennially cash-strapped statehouses and town halls aren't typically associated with rapid technology adoption, but the COVID-19 pandemic has changed their outlook.

State and local government technology revs digital services

Author(s): John Moore and TechTarget

Publisher: SearchITChannel

Publication Date: 10/28/2021

https://www.techtarget.com/searchitchannel/feature/State-and-local-government-technology-revs-digital-services

This report presents data on state government finances collected from the 2020 Annual Survey of State Government Finances.

Annual Survey of State Government Finances Summary: 2020

Author(s): Deirdre Baker, Justin Keller, Raemeka Mayo, and Kristina Marie Pasquino Frates

Publisher: U.S. Census Bureau

Publication Date: 12/1/2021

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2020/econ/g20-asfin.pdf

Digital technology and business models are driving business disruption. The pandemic has accelerated this trend, making digital transformation critical for business success. However, it takes more than technology alone; leaders need to look at the human side of their organizations. Culture and the way people interact with technology are significant factors in digital success.

This interactive guide, created in collaboration with business executives and academia, presents actionable frameworks and tools for executives to improve digital leadership and culture in their organizations.

Digital Culture: The Driving Force of Digital Transformation

Author(s): World Economic Forum

ILO projections highlight the danger of a COVID-19 labour market legacy of increased geographic and demographic inequality, rising poverty and fewer decent jobs.

World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2021

Publisher: International Labour Organization (ILO)

Publication Date: 06/02/2021

https://www.ilo.org/global/research/global-reports/weso/trends2021/lang--en/index.htm

The coronavirus pandemic brought high risk to the health and lives of prison staff, as well as worsening working conditions for prison staff. While some countries classified or termed prison staff as frontline, essential or at higher risk, overall, their situation did not receive adequate attention from political decision-makers.

Global Prison Trends 2021: Prison Staff

Publisher: Penal Reform International

Publication Date: 5/1/2021

https://www.penalreform.org/global-prison-trends-2021/prison-staff/

The following tables summarize the employment situation of veterans in America based on BLS data released on February 5, 2021. These are unpublished data from the Current Population Survey, not seasonally adjusted, and represent the period ending January 2021.

The Employment Situation of Veterans, January 2021

Publisher: Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families

Publication Date: 1/1/2021

https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/article/the-employment-situation-of-veterans-january-2021/

Each year, the Congressional Budget Office publishes a report presenting its projections of what federal debt, deficits, spending, and revenues would be for the next 30 years if current laws governing taxes and spending generally did not change. This report is the latest in the series.

The 2021 Long-Term Budget Outlook

Author(s): Molly Dahl, et. al

Publisher: Congressional Budget Office

Publication Date: 3/1/2021

https://www.cbo.gov/publication/57038

This white paper series, composed of eight parts, explores numerous critical topics related to CBDC and stablecoins, including an evaluation of their value proposition for the under-served, identification of key policy and regulatory actions, and discussion of salient technology considerations and trade-offs.

It aims to inform policy-makers, digital currency issuers, financial and civil society organizations, and other stakeholders as to the capabilities, risks, policy imperatives and key technology choices with respect to rapidly evolving stablecoins and CBDC.

Digital Currency Governance Consortium White Paper Series

Publisher: World Economic Forum

Publication Date: 11/1/2021

The World health statistics report is the World Health Organization’s (WHO) annual compilation of the most recent available data on health and health-related indicators for its 194 Member States. The 2021 edition features the latest data for 50+ health-related indicators from the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and WHO Triple Billion targets. The 2021 report additionally focuses on the human toll and impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, highlighting the importance of tracking inequalities and the urgency to accelerate progress to get back on track and recover equitably with the support of robust data and health information systems.

World Health Statistics 2021

Publisher: World Health Organization (WHO)

This report offers some much-needed clarity by piecing together the data about this country’s disparate systems of confinement. It provides a detailed look at where and why people are locked up in the U.S., and dispels some modern myths to focus attention on the real drivers of mass incarceration and overlooked issues that call for reform.

Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2022

Author(s): Wendy Sawyer and Peter Wagner

Publisher: Prison Policy Initiative

Publication Date: 3/14/2022

https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/pie2022.html

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 235,000 in August, and the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 5.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. So far this year, monthly job growth has averaged 586,000. In August, notable job gains occurred in professional and business services, transportation and warehousing, private education, manufacturing, and other services. Employment in retail trade declined over the month.

The Employment Situation, August 2021

Publisher: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Publication Date: 8/1/2021

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/empsit_09032021.pdf

Nontraditional, short-term and contract work existed prior to the internet and smartphones, but the gig economy has ushered in a new way of connecting people with consumers and those who want to hire them. Indeed, the emergence of companies like Uber, TaskRabbit or DoorDash has expanded the way people earn money and added another dimension to the labor force.

Published under the auspices of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Clean Electrification, this Insight Report invites policy-makers, regulators and investors to place greater focus on the demand side of the electricity system. It presents the technology, business models and system governance necessary to unlock flexible demand in the grid infrastructure to achieve a net-zero grid. Nine recommendations to get to net zero by increasing clean electrification are outlined under three main themes: digital technology is the fundamental enabler of a resilient net-zero grid; new business models will make a net-zero grid affordable; and a new comprehensive system governance model will be vital to ensuring a seamless and resilient net-zero grid.

Customizable tool to allow the viewer to observe world prison data from several categories.

World Prison Brief

Publisher: Institute for Justice and Crime Policy Research

Publication Date: 12/1/2021

https://www.prisonstudies.org/highest-to-lowest/prison-population-total?field_region_taxonomy_tid=All

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers:

Occupational Employment and Wages, First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers, May 2021

Publisher: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Publication Date: 5/1/2021

https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes331011.htm

Many experts say public online spaces will significantly improve by 2035 if reformers, big technology firms, governments and activists tackle the problems created by misinformation, disinformation and toxic discourse. Others expect continuing troubles as digital tools and forums are used to exploit people’s frailties, stoke their rage and drive them apart.

The Future of Digital Spaces and Their Role in Democracy

Author(s): Janna Anderson and Lee Rainie

Publisher: Pew Research Center

Publication Date: 11/22/2021

The Congressional Budget Office’s transparency efforts are intended to promote a thorough understanding of its work, help people gauge how estimates might change if policies or circumstances differed, and enhance the credibility of its analyses and processes. This report fulfills CBO’s requirement to report on its plans for such efforts.

Transparency at CBO: Future Plans and a Review of 2021

Author(s): Lara Robillard and Congressional Budget Office

Publication Date: 3/1/2022

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/2022-03/57701-Transparency.pdf

This quarterly briefing builds on the latest policy research as well as consultations and surveys with leading chief economists from both the public and private sectors, organized by the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the New Economy and Society. It aims to summarize the emerging contours of the current economic environment and identify priorities for further action by policy-makers and business leaders in response to the global economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global Economic Prospects, January 2021

Author(s): World Bank Group

Publication Date: 1/1/2021

The Shared Guiding Principles for Digital Health Inclusion set out in this report complement the larger principles of the EDISON Alliance in order to encourage thoughtful action in its focus areas of finance, education and health. The principles serve as a guide for partnerships in digital healthcare, aiming to raise questions of inclusion at the inception of a project, maximize the opportunities of digitally-enabled medicine and chart a course for responsible and inclusive innovation in connected care.

Shared Guiding Principles for Digital Health Inclusion

Publisher: World Economic Forum

Publication Date: 11/1/2021

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers:

Occupational Employment and Wages, Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers, May 2021

Publisher: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Publication Date: 5/1/2021

https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes333051.htm

After a stressful and unpredictable year or so, senior local government management are now assessing the impact of the pandemic on its workers and citizens. Temporary and emergency fixes are now under consideration for a much longer horizon. Listening to government technology leaders and other senior public managers, a few but certain predictions can be made.

The future of work, office and technology in local government

Author(s): Dr. Alan Shark

Publisher: American City & County

Publication Date: 4/26/2021

Financial stability risks have been contained so far, reflecting ongoing policy support and a rebound in the global economy earlier this year. However, the optimism that propelled markets earlier in the year has faded on growing concerns about the strength of the global recovery, and ongoing supply chain disruptions intensified inflation concerns. Signs of stretched asset valuations in some market segments persist, and pockets of vulnerabilities remain in the nonbank financial sector; recovery is uneven in the corporate sector.

Global Financial Stability Report, Covid-19, Crypto, and Climate

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: Global Financial Stability Report

Overall, scheme managers and custody visitors were well trained and were continuing to learn from training sessions provided by the Independent Custody Visiting Association (ICVA) and Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs). However, there were still gaps in the ability of both scheme managers and custody visitors to identify and challenge direct and indirect discrimination.

Just Visiting? Exploring the Effectiveness of Independent Custody Visitors at Monitoring Race and Gender Equality in Police Custody

Author(s): Amal Ali, Hannah Pittaway

Publisher: Criminal Justice Alliance

Publication Date: 12/1/2021

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists:

Occupational Employment and Wages, Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists May 2021

Publisher: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Publication Date: 5/1/2021

https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes211092.htm