Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director, has made the case for central bank digital currencies at the Singapore Fintech Festival.
Voters in Florida have approved a ballot measure that restores voting rights to citizens with felony convictions once they have completed their full sentence.
A preliminary analysis of the 2018 midterm elections finds considerable continuity in the voting patterns of several key religious groups.
Mexico’s next interior minister plans to submit a bill to create a medical marijuana industry and allow recreational use.
Countries around the world can benefit from new technologies - if investment is coordinated to make sure no one is left behind, explains Mark Suzman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundati...
The US midterms produced a series of 'firsts' for American politics as Democrats took control of the House of Representatives.
One aspect of new technology that receives considerably less attention is the transformative impact that it could have in improving the effectiveness of government.
We find ourselves in a very similar technological and economic landscape to the world before the First World War, writes Christine Lagarde.
Only a quarter of seats in US Congress and a fifth of Cabinet positions are held by women. Other countries show how quotas, commissions and role models can pave change, writes Madeleine H...
Yuval Harari's new book "21 Lessons for the 21st Century" has been chosen as the World Economic Forum's Book Club book for November.
As the majority of the world's population moves to cities, will we see a shift in soft power away from nation states?
The UN’s 2018 Human Development Index, which measures health, education and income, shows the alarming differences between the best and the worst performing countries.
New research indicates that most governments don't know how much they own - and putting their assets to better use could boost GDP.
Selecting the right areas to conserve and protect will create more biodiversity for the planet, according to a new study.
Despite a record number of women running for elected office, the world needs to find a way to embrace gender equality within politics.