These are India’s cleanest cities
A new approach to waste management helped one urban centre remove the trash from its streets.
How will ASEAN and South Asia shape our collective future?
This is one of the many topics that will be discussed at the Forum's India Economic Summit 2019 in New Delhi. The summit brings together leaders across business, government, civil society, NGOs and academia.
This collection of articles explores the ideas on the agenda in New Delhi from 3-4 October. Join the conversation at #ies19.
A new approach to waste management helped one urban centre remove the trash from its streets.
These are five key talking points from the World Economic Forum's India Economic Summit 2019.
With a young and tech-savvy population, near double-digit growth and a modernizing, forward-facing economy, Bangladesh is open and ready for business, says the country's Prime Minister Sh...
India's native rice species are disappearing – but this ecologist is working to reintroduce rare varieties and boost food security and biodiversity.
Rethinking how we use resources such as throwaway drinks containers could have many benefits – including helping to improve the lives of amputees around the world.
As leaders gather for the India Economic Summit, here are some key facts about the economic powerhouse.
Indian and US ministers are on opposite sides of the investment debate at the India Economic Summit.
India and its diverse 1.3 billion population can become a $10-trillion economy in the next 15 years.
From healthcare to environmental monitoring, drones can help meet critical societal needs in India in a cost-effective way.
Sania Mirza is a sportsperson and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia. At the press conference after her Wimbledon win in 2015, she was asked about her plans for motherhood.
A study in humility, Mahatma Gandhi’s dedication to Indian independence and nonviolent protests had its roots in a personal encounter with racism and inequality.
In New Delhi, the World Economic Forum is hosting catalytic conversations around innovation in South Asia.
The Indian government has set a target of 30% electric vehicle penetration by 2030. To achieve this, the collaboration of India's state governments will be key - which is why the World Ec...
In its first year, India's health programme Ayushman Bharat has reached close to 3.9 million people.
In the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index, India comes 172nd out of 190 countries for contract enforcement - smart contracts could change that.
Women working in media and entertainment feature heavily in this year's list of those making an impact in corporate India.
Bangladesh has set a target of becoming a developed nation by 2041 to coincide with the platinum jubilee of its independence.
A fleet of 300 drones and AI will create a digital map to be used in planning, development and more.
Here's our guide to sharing news, sessions and videos from this year's India Economic Summit.
A water crisis in Chennai shows why companies must prioritise water management and reuse strategies in their business continuity planning and sustainability efforts.
Fostering a sense of competition between states and regional governments has helped drive growth.
There is no doubt that data is the most important commodity of the modern age, much like oil was in the 1970s. But the comparison is too simplistic - and for India, the differences betwee...
India is one of the world’s fastest-growing large economies and aims to grow to a $5 trillion economy by 2024. But its corporations also have an opportunity to become leaders in growth wi...
Digital health solutions offer tremendous advantages for resource-constrained health systems in rural and remote areas of low and middle-income countries in South-East Asia striving to ac...
As India grows and urbanizes, its water bodies are getting toxic. It's estimated that around 70% of surface water in India is unfit for consumption. To set up effective interventions to i...
The country’s expatriates are making an economic impact around the world – and back home.
India is renowned as an outsourcing destination, especially for technology companies. In the Fourth Industrial Revolution, can it reinvent itself as a leader of tech development and innov...
The GDP growth of Asian cities is set to outpace urban economies around the world.
Myths and misunderstandings about how to use and benefit from blockchain could disadvantage businesses looking to adopt the emerging technology.
The growing strength of the ICT Industry underpins four vital pillars that will support Bangladesh’s transformation to a digital economy by 2021, and a knowledge economy by 2041.
India now has close to 5 million people entering the workforce every year - and it needs to train them to be relevant for a technology-enabled work environment.
As 5G-enabled services and applications are realized in India, new jobs will be created and talent upskilled and reskilled.
With a steady GDP growth rate, India will have 140 million new middle-class households by 2030. How will the consumer-facing industries respond to these new customers?
Located just east of Mumbai, India, Aajibaichi Shaala school is helping elderly women learn to read - to address female illiteracy.
Digital technology has been used to reduce the costs associated with this progressive, chronic disease and help doctors and policy-makers better plan and manage treatment.
With the right infrastructure, policies and regulatory environment in place, developing nations can unlock investment, drive digital access and leapfrog legacy technologies.
All of the top 10 cities for economic growth in the next two decades will be in India. As economies develop and populations grow, so does the demand for fresh water, land and energy.
To face the challenges and reap the rewards of the Fourth Industrial revolution, India must focus on people and skills.
By producing and investing in programmes that support women in higher education, and in technical skills and internationalization, India can become as strong an educational hub as Silicon...
Platform businesses' proactive, agile and intrinsic approach to sustainability can show how to make meaningful change and fast.
Four “old-new” products - jackfruit, hemp, millet and dal - suggest a path to a resilient and sustainable food future that reaches deep into the past.
The private sector has played a huge role in India’s development and is largely responsible for the phenomenal growth registered by the country since the economy was opened up in 1991.
The automotive component industry in India has been in a growth phase in the past decade with domestic turnover more than doubling and export turnover growing five-fold between 2010 and 2...
Greater collaboration with industry and the private sector, creating pathways for international mobility and addressing women’s low participation in the labour force - all are critical to...
Boosting India’s already burgeoning start-up environment will help the country address the seemingly inevitable effects of technology on employment by aiding job creation and encouraging ...
A new study says that if the planet continues to heat up at its current rate, every country in the world could take a financial hit.
The developing country’s renewables sector is an example of what can be achieved when business and government work together.
A sustainable market that deals with India's sanitation and human waste problems must consider the needs of policy administrators, households and the entrepreneurial operators that take c...
As the costs of generating cleaner energy continue to fall, there is growing potential to speed up the transition to a zero-carbon future.
Technology has the potential to be a vital enabler to curb pollution across the globe. ICT is a carbon-lean sector and presents India's growing cities and population with a means to reduc...
Staunchly opposed to the militarization of space in the past, India is now having to adopt a more nuanced approach, explains Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan of the Observer Research Foundation.
In its most sweeping measure yet to stamp out single-use plastics from cities, India seeks to ban plastic bags, cups, and straws.
Developed (or almost-developed) countries around the world have started investing heavily in high-performance computing – supercomputers – to help boost their economies and tackle the ...
According to one of the most detailed wildlife surveys spanning across 20 Indian states, tiger numbers have increased to nearly 3,000. But despite an average increase, there are areas whe...
The national scheme provides state-funded employment to the most needy.
If the purpose of nuclear weapons is deterrence then the only logical policy is no ‘first use’, argues Rajesh Rajagoplan, of the Observer Research Foundation
Indians working abroad topped the global ranking for money sent home to their families in 2018.
Climate change, pollution and crop irrigation are putting heavy demands on the Ganges.
India's rural women are taking the lead in restoring water infrastructure to help their families deal with worsening water stress as a result of drought.
The process means water levels and farming strategies can be optimized to best avoid water crises in future.
India's demonetization in 2016 reduced the volume of currency in circulation by 75% overnight, but has the overall economic impact been positive or negative?
India has launched a bid to land on the moon – here are three things you need to know as the mission takes off.
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