Topic : Development

  • Palestinian first-graders sit with their schoolbooks during class in the West Bank city of Ramallah Forum Article

    Why we must invest more in education

    Education is a fundamental driver of personal, national and global development. Since the beginning of the century… more

  • The sun is about to come up over the South Pacific Ocean as seen from the International Space Station Young Global Leaders Article

    Can technology save the environment?

    In a world of 9 billion expected by 2050 – including 3 billion new middle-class consumers – the challenges of… more

  • Chimneys are seen through a window at a coal-fired power plant on a hazy day in Shimen county Forum Article

    Don’t be surprised if China puts a cap on carbon

    In China – the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide – policy-makers have been discussing the possibility of… more

  • A laser-etched lead crystal glass artwork entitled Memory of a Brain Malformation is seen at an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London Forum Article

    Will we ever understand the human brain?

    Will we ever get our minds around the brain? We know what it’s made of (77% water, for a start) and how much it… more

  • People wait for the New Year tree to be lit up in Tbilisi Forum Article

    Why Georgia must work closely with its neighbours

    Collaborating with neighbours is vital for any country to ensure sustainable development. The example of Georgia is one… more

  • To match Interview CHINA-HEALTH/ Forum Event

    How can China ensure healthcare for all?

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • RTR3PNMC Forum Event

    How can cities better cope with storms?

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • askxsakjnx oaishx oisaxj Forum Article

    China’s paradox: unemployment, and a lack of workers

    In China, both a labour shortage and unemployment have emerged as problems in recent years. The number of university… more

  • An employee works at a Chinese automobile factory in Hefei Forum Event

    What does innovation mean in today’s world?

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • Liu, CEO and founder of China’s e-commerce company JD.com, crosses a street on an electric tricycle during a delivery run in Beijing Forum Article

    Six reasons China is winning at e-commerce

    Why has China’s e-commerce industry developed so fast? I get asked this in almost every country I visit, usually… more

  • Employees work on a solar panel production line at Suntech Power Holdings headquarters in Wuxi Forum Article

    Why China’s cities are clusters of innovation

    Spatial agglomeration of economic activities is generally assumed to improve productivity and spur firms’ innovation… more

  • Doctor Zhang and a fellow doctor hold up medical images of a patient’s stomach at Beijing Friendship Hospital Forum Article

    How China’s health reforms will affect the world

    China’s high economic growth during the last three decades is well known. But less attention has been paid to the… more

  • ASIMO, a humanoid robot created by Honda, serves tea to a visitor during the Johannesburg International Motor Show Forum Event

    The robot revolution has already begun

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • A man talks on the phone as he surfs the internet on his laptop at a local coffee shop in downtown Shanghai Forum Event

    3 next steps for China’s mobile revolution

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • An ECO 110 wind turbine manufactured Alstom is seen in the Landes de Couesme wind farm near La Gacilly Forum Video

    Why competitiveness doesn’t have to cost the earth

    Last June, a UN task force in charge of developing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) released a zero draft… more

  • Apprentice Tanja Wollerstorfer works at FACC in Ried im Innkreis Forum Video

    10 ways countries can improve their competitiveness

    For more than 30 years the World Economic Forum has studied and benchmarked competitiveness, widely accepted as the… more

  • French lycee students take their Philosophy “Bac”, the traditional end-of-year examination series in France, at the the Lycee Livet in Nantes Forum Article

    Why teaching humanities improves innovation

    Business leaders often argue that the widening education gap – the disparity between what young people learn and the… more

  • A crew works on the roof of the newly constructed United States Institute of Peace in Washington Forum Article

    Reforms we need to tackle inequality

    The reception in the United States, and in other advanced economies, of Thomas Piketty’s recent book Capital in the… more