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  • A girl, who receives help from the “Takeyat Um Ali” humanitarian services center, studies in Qrayra village Forum Article

    What schools in Jordan teach us about educational reform

    Zeid Bin Haritha is a school in the Jordanian village of Yarqa. In this school, you’ll witness tiny overcrowded… more

  • Birds fly during sunrise in Gaza Forum Article

    Three narratives shaping the Middle East

    Three distinct timelines are shaping developments in the Middle East: the short-term timeline of daily struggles and… more

  • RTX17GCD Forum Article

    What role does nature play in economic growth?

    When the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) deadline expires next year, the world will be able to point to several… more

  • A huge euro logo is pictured past next to headquarters of ECB in Frankfurt Forum Article

    Is Europe heading for a lost decade?

    Europe is in a difficult predicament. Inflation has fallen to 0.4%, and economic growth has been anaemic for years… more

  • A worker solders a circuit board at the manufacturing facility of VAS, an Electronics manufacturer in San Diego Technology Pioneers Article

    The 24 tech companies which are changing your future

    Every year, the World Economic Forum recognises a group of companies whose innovations have the power to change… more

  • Graduate student Katie Bates studies a slice of rodent Parkinsonian brain tissue slices in the Nanomedicine Lab at UCL’s School of Pharmacy in London Technology Pioneers Article

    Meet the Technology Pioneers of 2015

    Much as we recognize the necessity of getting our children vaccinated, few parents enjoy the ritual of holding their… more

  • A Chinese national flag flutters outside the headquarters of the People’s Bank of China in Beijing Forum Article

    China has breathing space for financial reform

    Earlier this year, rumours of China’s impending financial doom – triggered by either a housing-market crash or… more


    What caused Italy’s triple-dip recession?

    Italy is now in a triple-dip recession. But it didn’t get there by itself. Yes, the economy’s long slide reflects… more

  • Water drips from a standing pipe on Boucher Road in Belfast Technology Pioneers Article

    How data can help to save water

    “Water utility companies are conservative animals,” says Amir Peleg, Founder and CEO of TaKaDu. “The water sector… more

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the start of trading Forum Article

    Why financial innovation is a risky business

    One of the curiosities of the modern economy is why the finance sector is so large. Economists have only recently… more

  • A child watches other children inside a home known as “La Gran Familia”, in the western city of Zamora Forum Article

    Does inequality increase crime?

    While homicide rates in most parts of the world fell by as much as 50 percent in the 2000s, Latin America was the only… more

  • Men are silhouetted against a video screen with a Twitter logo as he poses with a Samsung S4 smartphone in this photo illustration taken in the central Bosnian town of Zenica Technology Pioneers Article

    How Twitter took over the world

    “Twitter is a free social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read others’… more