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How Can We Get Books to the Children Who Need Them Most?

As part of a World Economic Forum blog series on Social Entrepreneurs, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship spoke to Kyle Zimmer, President and CEO of First Book, which provides millions of new books to children in low-income situations. Show More Summary

Top 10 Most Expensive Countries for Tourists to Visit

I saw this interesting graphic and I was shocked to not see a few countries in the list (New Zealand, Japan). The World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2015, which assesses 141 economies on a range of factors linked to their tourism industries. Show More Summary

The 10 Most Expensive Countries for Tourists to Visit

Vacations are expensive, and some destinations can be pricier than others. Here are the most expensive countries around the world for tourists, according to the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2015. Read more...

Where Do Fathers Receive The Most Paternity Leave? [Infographic]

70 countries around the world now provide paid paternity leave for fathers. The length of time offered and the average payment level differ drastically between countries, according to the World Economic Forum, based on an OECD report. Even though South Korea and Japan offer dads the most paid time off work, [...]

The most expensive countries for tourists to visit

You know which cities to avoid in order to dodge exorbitantly priced club sandwiches and expensive beer. However, some countries need to be sidestepped entirely to save money. The World Economic Forum's Travel & Tourism Competitiveness...Show More Summary

Islam: What's the Problem? It's Not Faith -- It's the Neighborhood Which Restricts Muslim Women's Rights

Here's a stunning statistic that got my juices going: World Economic Forum data shows that of the 20 countries in the world with the lowest rates of female participation in the economy, 19 are Muslim-majority. So you can just imagine what women's rights might look like in these countries. Show More Summary

Water Scoring: Managing the Risk of Having Big Fish Stuck in Polluted Ponds

This year's number one sustainability risk is - water. According to the latest World Economic Forum's Global Risk Report, the adverse impacts of water crises could even surpass the impacts of climate change. The effects can already be...Show More Summary

Half Of The Countries With Largest Gender Pay Gaps For Similar Work Are In Europe!

Data Visualisation by @AlisPitch. Data Source: World Economic Forum. Visualization Tool: Illustrator.

Qatar's 'Efficiency' Praised Amid Ongoing Rights and Bribery Controversies

2 months agoNews : Vice News

The World Economic Forum — the folks who organize the annual winter retreat in Davos, Switzerland, for the international elites who claim to know how the world should work — say that Qatar has the most efficient government on the planet. Show More Summary

WEF initiatives to unlock billions

The World Economic Forum is to announce new initiatives to unlock billions of dollars of investment to help meet UN goals. ||| Johannesburg - The World Economic Forum said on Tuesday that it would announce three new initiatives to unlock billions of dollars of investment to help meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Show More Summary

These are the 10 biggest employers in the world

These are the 10 biggest employers in the world. The list was published last week on the World Economic Forum's Agenda blog. via Business Insider. While the top two largest employers are not private companies, Wal-Mart and McDonald's are three...

Reaping the Demographic Dividend: My Stroll With Under-Secretary-General Babatunde Osotimehin

Listen to this Interview on The Stroll Podcast, here In course of the 25th anniversary of the World Economic Forum on Africa which held in Cape Town 3rd-5th of June 2015, I was lucky to secure a one-on-one with the Executive Director...Show More Summary

12 countries that feature women on their bank notes

This article first appeared on the World Economic Forum and is written by Ross Chainey. The US have just announced that they will feature a women on their upcoming redesign of the $10 bill! Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the bill, set to be unveiled in 2020, will honor “a woman who has contributed to and represents the…

World Economic Forum report: Lenders are having ‘Uber moment’

Twenty years ago, if you wanted to take a vacation, you visited a travel agent to explore your options and make your arrangements. But when websites like Expedia and Travelocity made those services available at the click of a mouse on a computer in the comfort of your own home, the travel industry was forever changed. Show More Summary

These are the 10 biggest employers in the world (WMT, MCD)

The world's largest employers are not private companies. Last week, the World Economic Forum's (WEF's) Agenda blog highlighted the organizations that employ the most people in the world. The post noted that the top spot is often incorrectly...Show More Summary

#Africa80: Meet the Shaping Army

History was made at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2015 when 80 young Africans, representing 40 countries and 60 Global Shapers Community Hubs, became the largest youth delegation to a World Economic Forum meeting; taking their seat...Show More Summary

The World's Biggest Employers [Infographic]

Given the size of their populations, many people generally assume that the world's largest employers are Chinese or Indian. However, according to research published by the World Economic Forum, the US Department of Defense boasts a workforce of 3.2 million people, making it the largest global employer. The Chinese military, the [...]

The 5 Most Important Geopolitical Highlights of SPIEF-2015

This year’s Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) saw the promotion of Russian economic interests all across the world.

Dialogue Key Aspect For EU-EEU Cooperation - World Economic Forum

According to World Economic Forum’s head of Global Knowledge Networks, Maintaining of an active dialogue between the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) is necessary for a successful cooperation between the two bloc...

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