Topic : Infrastructure

  • People walk in a park along the Hudson River across from the skyline of New York’s Lower Manhattan Global Agenda Councils Article

    How can governments help make cities smarter?

    Our planet is urbanizing at a staggering rate: today, more than half the world’s population lives in cities, and the… more

  • People are silhouetted as they walk past the columns of the Bank of England in the City of London Forum Article

    The monetary policy central bankers can’t afford to ignore

    It might seem an unlikely proposition, but central banking has become exciting. This is not necessarily a welcome… more

  • Pedestrians walk under red lanterns which was recently installed as Chinese New Year decorations, at Pudong Financial Area in Shanghai Forum Event

    Why China is embracing the circular economy

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • Forum Article

    How China can avoid a hard landing

    It is now widely accepted that the recent global financial crisis was actually a balance sheet crisis. Long periods of… 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

  • A 20 lira banknote is seen through a magnifying lens in this illustration picture taken in Istanbul Forum Article

    Could high inflation make a comeback?

    Is the era of high inflation gone forever? In a world of slow growth, high debt and tremendous distributional… more

  • Protestors carry flags of Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain as they gather in front of the parliament in Syntagma square during a 48-hour strike by the two major Greek workers unions in Athens Forum Video

    Is Europe’s competitiveness torn in half?

    In recent years, many studies have highlighted the stark competitiveness divide that exists and persists between a… more

  • Scientist prepares protein samples for analysis in a lab at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton Forum Article

    Is Europe investing enough in research?

    The dangerous cocktail in many European countries of high debt and subdued growth calls for smart fiscal consolidation… 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

  • Boeing 787 Dreamliner under construction is pictured at the Boeing facility in Everett Forum Video

    Why US competitiveness is on the rise

    For an economist whose job it is to measure countries’ success (or otherwise) in laying the foundations for long-term… more

  • Malian pupils study during a French language class during a French language lesson in Mali’s capital Bamako. Forum Article

    How can every child get an education?

    The odds are weighed heavily against achieving the target set by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of ensuring… more

  • A fisherman waits for a catch in front of the beach of Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro Forum Video

    Top 10 most competitive economies in Latin America and the Caribbean

    According to the latest World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report, in order to keep up the positive economic… more

  • Kirore, a creative director at Planet Rackus works on MA3Racer, a 2D mobile game inside his studio in Kenya’s capital Nairobi Forum Video

    Top 10 most competitive economies in sub-Saharan Africa

    The sub-Saharan African region has provided something of a silver lining in an otherwise broadly felt global economic… more

  • A Zimbabwe Stock Exchange official works on a computer after the close of trade in Harare Forum Article

    What is driving growth in Africa?

    Some argue that growth across Africa is fundamentally a result of rising commodity prices and that if these prices were… more