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How can women climb the leadership ladder?

Women are setting a new standard of modern leadership as gender equality in the workplace makes striking business sense, writes Lindsay Pattison. 

5 ways communities can counter violent extremism

Local communities are best placed to understand what the drivers of violent extremism are, and how best to address them, writes Khalid Koser.

King Abdullah II’s MENA15 speech

Opening speech to the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa 2015 by His Majesty Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.


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


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