Middle East Publications


  1. End of Cold, Hard Cash and the Global Shift toward Cashless Consumer Payments

    We summarize the global shift to cashless consumer payments and the opportunities for consumer-facing businesses as they navigate the change.

    (Executive Summary, August 2016)

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    Brexit-induced financial instability brings more uncertainty but leaves emerging markets’ overall growth outlook for 2016 unchanged for now.

    (Economics Watch Reports, July 2016)

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    Sentiment improved somewhat into the second quarter of 2016, but emerging markets’ economic fundamentals are weak and the growth outlook remains fragile.

    (Economics Watch Reports, May 2016)

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    Relief from declining oil and commodity prices may stabilize growth in emerging economies temporarily, but structural issues remain.

    (Economics Watch Reports, April 2016)


  1. StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2016: Escaping the Global Economy's Holding Pattern

    In 2016, the global economy will continue on a slow growth track for the fifth consecutive year, as mature economies continue to fly at a low altitude and emerging markets slow.

    (StraightTalk®, November 2015)

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    Emerging markets have been underperforming over the last year, adding increased downside risks to the global growth outlook

    (Economics Watch Reports, June 2015)

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    No downside surprises, as the Euro Area slowly moves toward more sustainable growth.

    (Economics Watch Reports, March 2015)

  4. Sustainability Practices 2015 Dashboard
    The Conference Board Sustainability Practices Dashboard analyzes the most recent disclosure of environmental and social practices by public companies around the world. (Sustainability Practices Dashboard, February 2015)


  1. Framing Social Impact Measurement
    Measuring true social impact means moving beyond counting donations and the people reached, to a deeper approach that shows long-term changes. This report helps explain what that means. (Key Business Issues, November 2014)

  2. Framing Social Measurement Impact: STRATEGIC OVERVIEW

    In an age of strategic philanthropy, sophisticated social impact measurement can help you capitalize on business opportunities.

    (Key Business Issues, November 2014)