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Climate leadership in the Middle East calls for a just and fair net zero transition

The Middle East plays a critical role in our global climate transition. As it carves its own pathway to net zero, it becomes increasingly important to ask two questions: How can the benefits of this radical transition toward net zero be widely shared

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Four steps to LEAD on sustainability: MENA Organizations Must Turn Promises Into Action

Organizations across the Middle East and North Africa have both an opportunity and a duty to expedite sustainability efforts. Despite nearly 70% claiming integration of sustainability into their business models, merely 3% are progressing satisfactori

In Search of Productivity: The Next $50 Trillion In the Global Economy

Productivity is a catalyst of economic growth, and it underlies the development potential of nations. Boosting productivity creates employment, encourages innovation, and supports the sustainable and equitable development of societies.

The Future of Cities and Urban Economic Growth

This KPMG paper, the Future of Cities and Urban Economic Growth, is published in collaboration with the World Governments Summit. It aims to provide practical advice for city leaders, administrators, and stakeholders engaged in citizen-centric urban

Net Zero: The Countdown Has Begun

This paper sounds an urgent alarm about the impending climate crisis. Despite brief emissions reductions during the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is rapidly approaching a point of no return regarding global warming.

Global Government Services Handbook 2023

The term ‘government service’ does not necessarily conjure up the most fantastical image in the minds of its ultimate customers – citizens or residents of a particular country. Governments, while providing some of the most essential and critical serv

Labor Policies for a Digital Workforce: The Challenges of the Metaverse

Digital technology, near unlimited data, increased computing power, expanding communication bandwidth, and the 24/7 online mindset are converging to create a fully digitalized reality that mimics and parallels the analogue ‘real’ world.

The Future of Wellbeing

In 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that around one in eight people globally were living with a mental disorder. Positive mental health is vital to individual and public health, and society in general.

Global Economic Diversification Index 2023

Report equips policy makers around the world with a robust method to assess progress towards economic diversification, and identify areas for policy reform and interventions.

The Skills Revolution and the Future of Learning and Earning

As companies and organizations in all sectors deploy new technologies—including automation and artificial intelligence ensuring this evolution fosters shared, sustainable prosperity will likely hinge on how well societies prepare the workforces of to

Moonshot MENA: Making The Middle East The New Cradle Of Innovation

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has the potential to become a new cradle of global innovation. The region has the potential to pioneer actions of global significance, including transforming energy into food on a massive scale, and lead

Women in Government Leadership

Women’s participation in public and economic life strengthens equitable governance, economic growth, and public trust, from the community level to top policymaking circles.

Arab Public Administration Report: Digital Transformation

Amid the unprecedented technological changes around the world, digital transformation occupies a fundamental position in modernizing the government sector. In its second edition, the State of Arab Public Administration Report focuses on government di

Public Service Customer Experience And Equity

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven many public service agencies to increase their investments in digital technologies. Their aim is to become more efficient and flexible and better equipped to handle sudden upswings in demand during times of crisis.

Cyber Resilience Through A Risk-Based Approach

In a volatile cyber world with increasing threats government organizations need to focus on cyber resilience capabilities which allow them to decrease the impact of a successful attach.

Beyond The Network: Policy Measures To Position 5G As A Launchpad For The MENA Digital Economy

In this paper, we shed light on select regulatory frameworks and policy measures that would be critical to transition to 5G and position this critical technology as a launchpad for the digital economy.

Governing the Metaverse

While the construction of Metaverse projects are currently underway as the next iteration of the internet (or the future of computing), the role social institutions and governments play needs to be clearly defined.

The Working Future: A Focus on the GCC

The pandemic has undoubtedly triggered lasting changes when it comes to work. Many workers were part of a forced experiment in remote working that has shifted perceptions about such arrangements. Others found themselves in jobs that required them to

Food Loss And Waste: GCC Solutions For A Global Challenge

Food security is a global priority. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the number of people facing chronic food deprivation reached 828 million in 2021, while over one third of the world’s current food production is wasted.

Nurturing Natural Capital: The Middle East Imperative

With more than half the world’s economic output (an estimated US$44 trillion) either highly or moderately dependent on the environment, the consequences of environmental and nature degradation are severe.

Meeting the Future: How Megaevents Should Transform for Success in a Post COVID-19 Era

The use of technology will be a major tool for unlocking the best mix of capability, impact and safety for host cities and nations. Emerging Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies and beyond will enable the transformation of megaevents and p

Structurally Courageous Governments

Structurally Courageous Governments

In an era of technological advancements, global interconnectivity, and evolving societal needs, governments play a fundamental role in maintaining order, enforcing laws, and providing essential services to citizens

Urban Resilience Tool
Tools

Government in 2071 is an initiative launched by the World Government Summit with the vision of preparing governments for the future.

Publication

Reflecting on a decade of shaping global governance, the 10th Anniversary Book is a tribute to the transformative insights and groundbreaking ideas that emerged over the World Governments Summit's impactful 10 year history.