World leaders face extraordinary hurdles in 2019, many arising from weak economic growth, climate change, inequality, geopolitical strains and technological disruption. According to risk experts at the World Economic Forum, policy makers at the national level must also acknowledge the dangerous risk of inaction, as perils mount due to countries’ retreat from multilateralism. This annual in-depth study examines the many interdependent challenges confronting effective governance and the economic advancement of people around the world. Business leaders, government officials and policy analysts will find valuable insights in the report’s comprehensive and robust presentation of 2019’s most consequential risks.
In this summary, you will learn
- What risks loom on the 2019 global horizon,
- Why these threats call for multilateral actions, and
- What types of issues could result in black-swan events.
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The World Economic Forum is an independent global organization that engages leaders of business, politics, academia and society to improve the state of the world.