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How do we get globalization right?

Evidence suggests the world has entered a period of low volatility in the financial markets. But this is no time for complacency, says Ian Goldin.

How many women are in the 1%?

In the debate about the highest level of earners, one aspect has been repeatedly overlooked: gender.

Podcast: Shirin Neshat on Iran's political art

In the first instalment of our cultural podcast series we talk to political artist and film-maker Shirin Neshat about power and identity in Islamic society.


Highlights from Africa 2014

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

Can digital solve youth unemployment?

Twenty-five percent of all young people are unemployed, and finding ways to teach them new skills and find jobs is a global imperative, says Judith Rodin.

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The Global Agenda Council on the Role of Faith developed an online survey for... more


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