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Our figure of the month 03/2020: Supply gaps in inpatient care?

Evaluation of the number of nursing homes in the Osnabrück region

In an ageing society like Germany's, the number of people in need of long-term care is also growing year by year. Ensuring competent care for those in need of nursing care…

Our figure of the month 02/2020: Decline and density of swimming pools – Germany threatens to become a country of non-swimmers!

Lowest pool density in city states, the North-East and in North Rhine-Westphalia

The number of swimming pools in Germany has been declining gradually for decades. According to the German Lifesaving Society (DLRG), the number of public…

Our figure of the month 01/2020: Outlook 2020


At 0.50% of the price-adjusted domestic product, 2019 has performed significantly worse than forecast a year ago. This weaker development was primarily due to…

GWS at the International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA

The annual General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) currently takes place in Abu Dhabi, UAE. GWS participates with a contribution on the measurement of employment from renewable energy.

Our figure of the month at New Year's Eve 2019: Carp, trout or eel? Most important is its regional origin!

In many German households, fish will be on the menu on New Year's Eve – whether smoked on the fish platter or as a traditional New Year's carp from the oven. Since food from the region is currently in high demand, it is interesting to…

Discussion Paper on the development of the care market in Germany published

The GWS Discussion Paper that has just been published is dedicated to the current challenges facing the care industry in Germany. Against the background of an ageing population and rising demand for nursing care, the paper forecasts the…

Our figure of the month for Christmas 2019: Short-term employment at Christmas 2019

Social gathering with a warming cup of punch, the smell of roasted almonds and lovely "Last Christmas": Christmas markets are very popular in Germany. They are an important source of sales for the retail trade and for the "retail trade on…

The GWS at the second German-Algerian Energy Day

The second German Algerian Energy Day was held under the framework of the German-Algerian Energy Partnership. Ulrike Lehr participated in the opening session, together with Ellen von Zitzewitz (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and…

Our figure of the month 12/2019: Tourism boom in Germany

Highest intensity on the coasts, but hospitality industry profits most in the cities and in Bavaria

Tourism in Germany is enjoying a sustained boom, which is currently making the hospitality industry an important pillar of economic growth…

New publication on value creation from renewable energy in MENA

UNDP published the results of an analysis by TTA (Spain), All Green Energies, Moneera and GWS about the benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency in Lebanon. The publication may be downloaded from the CEDRO-UNDP website.

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