National policies and strong international support are needed to close the growing gap of inequality, writes the IMF's economic counsellor Gita Gopinath.
Prominent analysts are predicting trade will become less globalized and more regional. Using trade data from 1815-2021 we put this hypothesis to the test.
It's not the first medium to foster extremism, but it seems to be uniquely effective. This visualization depicts radicalization before and during the internet era.
The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has recently said that a clear majority of people want their news sources to be neutral and objective.
How can we manage frontier risks more effectively? First we must tackle why decision makers often fail to prepare, then we can build resilient pathways.
About 11 billion doses are needed to vaccinate enough of the world to achieve herd immunity. Serious challenges remain in terms of distribution and delivery.
The G7 are to donate a billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries, but some experts fear it offers only a small lifeline to global vaccine equity.
As G7 leaders meet, the costs of not acting on public health, climate and biodiversity loss are now becoming far higher than the costs of acting.
Schools should avoid censorship and cancel culture and instead provide a safe space for political opinions to flourish. But teachers need more training and common standards to promote hea...
Securing the global recovery is on the agenda at the G7 summit - and requires vaccine equity. The WHO, IMF and others are calling for greater funding.
The World Economic Forum does not issue public condemnations. Why? We play the role of bridge builder, that of impartial and independent broker.
Millions of people are facing malnutrition, starvation and death as conflict, economic shocks including COVID-19 and extreme weather push acute food insecurity to a new five-year high. Th...
The International Energy Agency has released its first Global Electric Vehicle Outlook. Here are some of the key numbers.
Delayed for a year by the COVID-19 pandemic, the latest United Nations climate summit is beginning to look like our last chance to arrest global warming.
The United States has lent its support to a plan to waive intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, boosting a proposal led by India and South Africa.