Africa is a region brimming with promise. Economies are expanding faster than anywhere outside Asia, trade is flourishing -- even within its own borders, investment interest is unprecedented.
I say "our" girls because we are all one human family, and those 300 frightened teenagers sold into rape and slavery are our sisters, nieces, daughters and granddaughters. Each one of these girls is precious to us and deserves to live in freedom from fear and freedom to learn to think for herself.
The absence of the Bahamas at this year's forum illustrates that we as a people need to hold the proverbial flame just a little bit closer to the seats of the people that were elected to represent us on a regional and international scale.
What makes one country better prepared for change than another?
The World Economic Forum launched the 2014 Global Information Technology Report (GITR) today, and the annual assessment provides insight into two questions: where will see the next evolution of the Internet take hold, and how can we as a society improve on Big Data?
By many indications, the world has finally left the worst of the 2008 economic crisis behind. But there is at least one major policy area whose potentially transformative impact on inequality is being overlooked: education.
There is no doubt that next week's World Economic Forum in Panama (April 1-3) takes place at a pivotal moment in the region's economic integration, but its location carries a symbolism that should resonate across Latin America.
25 years ago, a British computer scientist named Tim Berners-Lee drafted a memo to his colleagues at CERN that outlined a new way of managing information; that document was the foundation for what we now call the Internet.
What is truly astonishing is the observable convergence between the various scientific fields on the one hand and the world's ancient wisdom traditions on the other.
When a system continues to produce the same results, one must conclude that the system, whether it was intended to produce those outcomes or not, is designed to produce those outcomes.
"The Economist World Ocean Summit" in Half Moon Bay California at the end of February drew hundreds of attendees. I, and The Economist's Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait, called it "Davos for the Ocean," but I didn't mean that as a compliment.
Today's science is more beautiful, more subtle, but also more difficult to explain. This poses challenges for how today's scientists collaborate.
Co-authored with Cathy Clark and Jed Emerson. Some may be surprised to hear it, but impact investing would barely exist -- certainly not at its curr...
While scientists and engineers are masters at demonstrating what is technologically possible, it is society that ultimately decides which technologies succeed and which do not.
Declaring a desire to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with Iran in combating terrorism, and driven by Turkey's evolving policy toward Syria, Erdoğan's trip highlighted Ankara and Tehran's tendency to pursue mutual interests when their paths cross.
I've been heartened by what I see as some real progress on one of our toughest problems: global youth employment.