The World Economic Forum is the international institution committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation.


Why humanitarian intervention in MENA must change

A new approach to humanitarian aid and development is urgently needed in the Middle East and North Africa region, writes Mohamed Ashmawey.

How technology is transforming the Middle East

The public and private sectors must come together to lay the digital foundation for long-term economic development in MENA, writes John Chambers.

How can we address violent extremism?

The World Economic Forum stands poised to help all sectors of society collaboratively fight the causes of extremism.


Development in the Middle East and North Africa

Sir Suma Chakrabarti on how to unlock the potential of the Middle East and North Africa. 

Education and Infrastructure in the Middle East and North Africa

Gordon Brown on education and infrastructure in the region.

The Geo-strategic Outlook

How are current realignments shaping future geopolitics in the region?

Latest reports

The Role of Financial Services in Society: Statement in support of macroprudential policies

Fifteen CEOs, chairmen and senior executives of large financial institutions... more

The Human Capital Report 2015

The Human Capital Index measures countries’ ability to maximize and leverage... more


03 - 05 Jun 15
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