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Preface
Executive Summary
The Global Risks Landscape 2010
Fiscal Crises and Unemployment
Underinvestment in Infrastructure
Chronic Diseases
Risks to Keep on the Radar
Managing Global Risks
Conclusion
Processes and Definitions
Global Risks Barometer 2010
Contributors and Acknowledgements
  Global Risks 2010
    In collaboration with Citi, Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC)
    Swiss Re, Wharton School Risk Center, Zurich Financial Services
A Global Risk Network Report
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Executive Summary
After the shock to the global financial system and world economy in 2008, 2009 was a year of appraisal and adjustment. The risk landscape that this report has explored over the past five editions has in fact changed...
Introduction
Preface
Forty years ago, the inaugural Meeting of what would later become the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting was held in Davos...
Challenges
The Global Risks Landscape 2010
The choice of risks to focus on in the annual report is driven by several factors. The more highly interlinked the risk, the more its impact...
Fiscal Crises and Unemployment
The financial crisis triggered a broader and deeper crisis of confidence among business, investors and consumers...
Underinvestment in Infrastructure
Global Risks 2009 noted the importance of spending decisions as governments launched fiscal stimulus packages to boost...
Chronic Diseases
Though the worldwide spread of H1N1 brought the implications of a global pandemic to the fore again, another global health risk...
Risks to Keep on the Radar
This section considers a selection of risks that might not feature prominently on the Global Risk Landscape but that are highly...
Managing Global Risks: Understanding Systemic Vulnerabilities
The financial crisis of 2008 and ensuing recession in 2009 served as a further reminder that countries need to establish integrated...
Conclusion
As suggested in this report, although the interconnected view of global risks adds greater complexity to decision-making, it is vital in developing...
Appendix 1: Processes and Definitions
To be considered global, a risk should have the potential to affect no less than three world regions on at least two different continents...
Appendix 2: Global Risks Barometer 2010
Rising and volatile prices affect poor consumers globally (those whose consumption basket is more than 50% food)...
Contributors and Acknowledgements
This report was prepared by the Global Risk Network of the World Economic Forum in conjunction with its partners...