When it comes to economic opportunity, the gap between men and women is at its widest in eight years. What's causing the decline?
The latest cyberattack, which led to outages across the US East Coast, should be a wake-up call regarding the dangers of an insecure IoT.
Most of the world's 10-year-old girls live in countries with poor gender equality. Many lose their futures to forced marriage and violence. They deserve better, writes the UN's Yoriko Yasukawa.
The robot revolution is gaining pace, but is it running in line with our values? Here are some of the main ethical issues keeping the AI experts up at night.
A weekly round up of some of the top stories from the past seven days, including the most important skills of tomorrow and the secrets of successful startups.
A list of some of the week’s most interesting stories on economic growth and social inclusion.
Apple's new wireless earphones are no mere bluetooth jacks. They are the dawn of a new digital era, when computing will become an extension of the individual and part of everything we do.
Enabling the poorest, most marginalized families to live better lives required not just tweaking an existing model; it needed a fundamentally different approach.
This week's best stories about how the gender gap plays out around the world – in business, health, education and politics.
Such a daunting and historical decision as Brexit cannot be made without the full and formal involvement of the city of London, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
The greater ease of movement of goods, services and people across Africa is essential to helping the continent grow.
The success of Cambodia's economy will be driven by the nation's entrepreneurs and the private sector, and not by more international assistance.
As more global tech firms enter Africa's markets, could greater local competition offset the disruptive downsides?
The USA may be able to look forward to the Fourth Industrial Revolution with confidence but innovative strength will not be enough to secure competitiveness on its own.
Experts are keen to draw comparisons between China today and Japan before its economic slowdown. They’re wrong.
Brexit, the Colombian peace referendum, Trump: some surprising voting patterns have left people wondering what's happening. This machine could help.
Mastering new technologies at the same time as creating new jobs will be a critical skill for any economy with manufacturing ambitions. So it is for India.
In some Indian states, farmers are reaping the benefits of partnerships between government and business. What can we learn from their success?
Responsible investing means not only green investing; it means investing in ways that do not reward fraud, bribery and other underhand practices.
In a new era of global competition, cities will compete with each other for talent and capital. This battle will be won or lost on the basis of liveability.
Forget supercomputers: one of the most impressive machines in the world is right there in your head. That's why scientists have been working to mimic it.
Thanks to technological advances, we no longer need to worry about running out of oil, says Chevron's CEO and chairman.
With a value of between $5 billion and $20 billion each year, illegal wildlife trafficking is the fourth most lucrative global crime.
Global multinationals will be best served by external affairs departments which are skilled at putting out fires as well as they are empowered to proactively engage with stakeholder, posi...
The travel and tourism industry has grown dramatically in the past decades, reaching nearly 1.2 billion international arrivals in 2015, compared to 25 million in 1950. That’s a growth of ...
As the global population swells towards 10 billion, our eating habits will have to change. Are plant-based proteins and synthetic meat the answer?
The bankruptcy of South Korea's container carrier should not come as a surprise
We can build cities and robots, we can land a probe on a meteor and mull the colonization of Mars - but can we understand the kilogram or so of grey matter that sits between our ears?
It is a great honour for the World Economic Forum to be a partner of this World Forum on Sport and Culture.