Africa needs to improve governance, build infrastructure, and reduce trade barriers to achieve inclusive growth.
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The need to connect African markets to aid development will once again be discussed at the World Economic Forum. The debate needs to move beyond the usual rhetoric.
We get angry about pay disparities, but the complex nature of executive salaries makes it hard to know where to start.
The soaring cost of housing has helped make capital ownership more profitable than work.
Redressing the balance can start from the bottom up.
Wealth inequality is no 21st-century phenomenon. But it was decisively shaped by public policy during the last 100 years as economies emerged from war and redesigned the structures for life.
Both Donald Trump and his political opponents are on board the global infrastructure bandwagon.
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The trillions of dollars spent on infrastructure demands democratic transparency and accountability. This applies to both the investment and to the effects on cities, societies and the environment.
Klaus Schwab, the World Economic Forum founder, holds his book about the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
New technologies are developing with exponential velocity, breadth and depth. Their systemic impact is likely to be profound.
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Bangladesh is a global poster child when it comes to improving women’s status in the developing and the Muslim worlds. But a recent amendment to the country's marriage law threatens its progress.
It may look like a game of Lego, but it’s a serious exercise in innovation.
We're living in a time of rapid transformation in terms of what's required for a country's workforce. Design thinking is one way to prepare graduates for these changing times.
World view from Davos.
Oxfam is right to highlight disparities in wealth.
Technology will make things easier, but likely won’t replace the human touch.
The talk at the World Economic Forum was about technology killing white and blue collar jobs. What's to come will be decidedly old-fashioned. Our labour movements should be too.
A future of trade wars and isolationism will not solve the grand challenges which are dragging down fragile economies.
Leaders in Davos are being asked to consider how global cooperation could be reinvigorated. They could do worse than start with UN reforms.
Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the World Economic Forum.
Xi Jinping is the first Chinese leader to attend the World Economic Forum and used his speech to denounce protectionism. But China's trade liberalisation has stalled recently.
The defining characteristics of our species will make us and our labour relevant in a new era.
Expectations are high that China will take the reins of global leadership at Davos, but don't expect Xi Jinping to upset the apple cart.
The system is rigged for a small minority to profit, but are we brave enough to deploy the solutions that would work?
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The World Economic Forum draws a straight line from social injustice to many of the risks facing the world in 2017.
Chinese President Xi Jinping.
With China's president headed for the World Economic Forum in January, much attention will be on how US-China relations will fare under Donald Trump's presidency.
The World Social Forum believes ‘Another World is Possible’.
The decision to hold the 2016 World Social Forum in Canada made it inaccessible to many activists from the geopolitical south. But it also highlighted the false simplicity of the north-south dichotomy in social justice activism.