Geographies in Depth

The new elite universities, refugees as a country, young global leaders of 2017

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Adrian Monck
Managing Director, World Economic Forum Geneva
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South African banks on a political offensive. Cites the Global Competitiveness Index’sranking of the country’s financial system. (Bloomberg)

The sharing economy will transform the electricity industry. The Forum’s Future of Electricity report explains how. (Modern Diplomacy)

Thailand needs more jobs and greener policies. The World Bank report cites the Global Competitiveness Index. (Reuters)

Software skills or a broader liberal education? Universities debate how to respond to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. (Times Higher Education)

Cameroon seeks to be a high tech hub. The Forum’s Network Readiness Index indicates the challenges. (

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