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Can nanotechnology boost solar power?

How can we get cheaper power from the sun? World Economic Forum's Dr Hele Savin is interviewed about how nanoscience is changing the energy industry. 

The fight against counterfeit drugs

Many of the drugs for sale in developing countries are of poor quality, but economic growth can foster changes in industry structure, say Daniel Bennett and Wes Yin.

Report: The Competitiveness of Cities

By 2025, 25% of the world's population are expected to live in only 600 cities. What makes a city a global success? Read our new report on the Competitiveness of Cities.


The future of cities

What makes a city a global success? Watch our video on the competitiveness of cities and find out about the future of urbanization. 

Highlights from East Asia 2014

On the occasion of the 23rd World Economic Forum on East Asia, the President of Philippines, other dignitaries and members from the business sector and academia share their views on growth.

Highlights from Africa 2014

Catch up on the highlights from this year’s World Economic Forum on Africa, which took place in Abuja, Nigeria.

Latest reports

The Competitiveness of Cities

The World Economic Forum has been studying competitiveness for over 30 years by... more

A Framework for Sustainable Security Systems

The Global Agenda Council on Social Security Systems is committed to find... more


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Tianjin, People's Republic of China