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Agile Cities: Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The world is urbanizing and the Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming life at an unprecedented rate. Cities must be “agile” – able to move quickly and easily – to enable their citizens to thrive. “Agile Cities: Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution” unpacks the concept of agility and introduces guidelines for measuring agility in key …
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The Digital Enterprise: Moving from Experimentation to Transformation

While enormous resources are being spent on digital transformation programs by the private sector, the results are underwhelming. According to estimates, this year over $1.2 trillion will be spent by companies worldwide on their digital transformation efforts and yet analysis suggests that only 1% of these efforts will actually achieve or exceed their expectations. “The …
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The Future of Jobs Report 2018

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is interacting with other socio-economic and demographic factors to create a perfect storm of business model change in all industries, resulting in major disruptions to labour markets. New categories of jobs will emerge, partly or wholly displacing others. The skill sets required in both old and new occupations will change in …
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Building Block(chain)s for a Better Planet

This World Economic Forum report outlines how blockchain could disrupt the way the world manages environmental resources and help drive sustainable growth and value creation. It identifies more than 65 use-cases where blockchain can be applied to the world’s most-pressing environmental systems challenges, along with eight ‘game changers’ where the technology could fundamentally disrupt current …
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Arab World Competitiveness Report 2018

The Arab World is at a critical juncture. Ambitious economic and social reforms bring great economic promise to the region and at the same time we continue to see fragility and persisting inequalities that can potentially erode social cohesion. The “Arab World Competitiveness Report 2018“, which is the result of a long-standing collaboration between the …
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Fostering Effective Energy Transition

The first edition of the Fostering Effective Energy Transition report, prepared with analytical support from McKinsey & Company, is part of the World Economic Forum System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Energy. The report Fostering Effective Energy Transition: A Fact-Based Framework to Support Decision-Making introduces the “Energy Transition Index”, which builds upon the previous …
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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018

The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (23-26 January, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland) aims to rededicate leaders from all walks of life to developing a shared narrative to improve the state of the world. The programme, initiatives and projects of the meeting are focused on the theme “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.” More than …
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The Global Gender Gap Report 2017

The World Economic Forum has just published the 2017 edition of The Global Gender Gap Report. The findings in this year’s report show that, overall, 68% of the global gender gap has been closed. This is a slight deterioration on 2016 and 2015, when the gap was 68.3% and 68.1%, respectively. Behind the decline is …
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The Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018

The World Economic Forum has launched “The Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018”. For the ninth consecutive year, the report’s Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) finds Switzerland to be the world’s most competitive economy, narrowly ahead of the United States and Singapore. Other G20 economies in the top 10 are Germany (5), the United Kingdom (8) and Japan (9). …
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Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2017

The WEF has just published the report “Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2017.” The study examines the progress of the global energy transition by benchmarking the energy systems of 127 countries. The results of the EAPI 2017 highlight key trends in the energy transition moving towards more sustainable, affordable and secure energy systems around …
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