Also in our round-up of top articles from the past seven days: the rising need for non-cognitive skills and closing the STEM gender gap.
A list of some of the week’s most interesting stories on economic growth and social inclusion.
Its central goal is maintaining international peace. To achieve that, the UN must reform.
Global and regional institutions, such as the U.N. Security Council or the EU, are widely criticized for their shortcomings. Yet it’s terrifying to imagine what the world would look like without them.
What can Artificial Intelligence (AI) learn from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), or robotics from biotech, or gene editing from nanotech?
Similar to the choice of porridge in the Goldilocks fairy tale, initiatives to support women in science need to hit the right spot.
The WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement has finally entered into force. So what is this historic trillion-dollar deal and why should we see it as a good thing for the world?
Cutting global emissions by half by 2050 calls on the full deployment of existing energy efficient potential.
Also in this week's round-up of gender equality news - a woman is appointed chair of Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange.
By the end of this year, China is expected to overtake the US as the world's biggest cinema market. Here's what people are watching.
The world’s most populous nation is making the shift to a greener economy.
Nigeria has repeatedly failed to make the most of oil windfalls. Now, it has a chance for an economic reawakening.
Many investors have written off Europe. But that could be a mistake.
In Kenya, the birthplace of mobile money, we are all well aware of how helpful financial tools can be in the lives of low income people.
For Africa, the road to prosperity must begin with investment in its most precious resource: the health of its children.
From urbanisation to agriculture, climate change to pandemics, Africa needs science, technology and innovation (STI) to secure a prosperous and sustainable future.
It's been a tough couple of years for many Latin American economies. This is how 2017 is shaping up.
“2017 will be the year the continent bounces back,” says African entrepreneur Mohammed Dewji.
Space technologies are advancing at a rate not seen for a long time, with wide-ranging implications for all of us.
Imagine a future where self-driving cars, trains and buses are all seamlessly connected through an app and car parks have been turned into green spaces.
Tackling Neglected Tropical Diseases could restore around $600 billion in lost economic productivity by 2030.
Businesses and investors are increasingly recognizing climate change as one of the top global risks.
Growing up I was a terribly good boy. I got good grades, went to a good school, graduated and got a good job. But once I reached adulthood, I realized I was mainly good at two things – ge...
Today, the private sector has a real opportunity to advance a new kind of capitalism – inclusive capitalism – that does not just generate profits for corporations, but truly creates oppor...
As a society, we need to refocus on creating an economy that works for everyone. I believe the business community is in the best position to lead the way.
Whether it’s broadband access or daycare options, we need to identify the ideas that will achieve inclusive growth in the developing world.
After centuries of trying to create stable organizations and economies, business leaders need not fear instability. With AI as an ally, they will come to embrace it.
Today in Africa, only one in five people are in paid employment. How can the continent boost industry enough to create more jobs?
With over 400 sessions covering everything from populism to the global economy, you’d be forgiven for feeling confused by what just happened in Davos. Here's a breakdown of the top stories.