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Socio-Economic Gender Gap Is Closing Worldwide, but Far from Eliminated

Socio-Economic Gender Gap Is Closing Worldwide, but Far from Eliminated

The world’s gender gap along economic, political and other social dimensions continues to narrow, according to a new report released by the World Economic Forum, but lack of equality for women remains a major roadblock in most countries, including the U.S.

October 28, 2013 — Rachel Feltman
Are “Big Brain” Projects Really Worth Billions?

Are “Big Brain” Projects Really Worth Billions?

When does it make sense to throw vast sums of money at a single problem? The question animates a lot of debate in science policy circles, and it was a topic of discussion among scientists and policymakers at the World Economic Forums annual meeting in Davos.

February 4, 2014 — Fred Guterl

What Impact Will Emerging Technologies Have on Society?

This week begins the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council meetings. More than 1000 experts (including Scientific American editor-in-chief Mariette DiChristina) have gathered in Dubai to discuss big world problems such as climate change, poverty, water shortages, energy and innovation.

November 10, 2014 — Fred Guterl

Developing Countries Still Far From Closing Digital Divide

The United States is not the greatest country in the world, at least when it comes to information and communication technology. Last month, the World Economic Forum released its 13th annual Global Information Technology Report, which ranks the nations of the world by their "networked readiness" - that is, how much each country can use [...]

May 8, 2014 — Geoffrey Giller
The Smart Approach to Development: Incorporate Science

The Smart Approach to Development: Incorporate Science

How can science deliver solutions to global development problems? That was the question before us at one of the panels I moderated during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of New Champions 2013, or “Summer Davos,” the week of September 9 in Dalian, China.

September 18, 2013 — Mariette DiChristina

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