• The central theme of this year’s MCM is expected to be enhancing productivity and inclusive growth. Therefore the main question of this year’s MCM will be that which policy tools can enhance productivity with a view on the challenges posed by increasing income and social inequalities.
  • The main issues will likely include innovation, the race between technology change and education, the digital economy, the regulatory and labour market challenges of the new industrial revolution and in connection to these themes the role of public policy and the regions.
  • Trade and development are considered to be traditional agenda items. This year, the ministerial meeting of the WTO in Nairobi and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals will have an impact on the discussions.