Global Risks Report 2022, Seventeenth Edition   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "As 2022 begins, COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] and its economic and societal consequences continue to pose a critical threat to the world. Vaccine inequality and a resultant uneven economic recovery risk compounding social fractures and geopolitical tensions. In the poorest 52 countries-- home to 20% of the world's people--only 6% of the population had been vaccinated at the time of writing. By 2024, developing economies (excluding China) will have fallen 5.5% below their pre-pandemic expected GDP [gross domestic product] growth, while advanced economies will have surpassed it by 0.9%--widening the global income gap. The resulting global divergence will create tensions-- within and across borders--that risk worsening the pandemic's cascading impacts and complicating the coordination needed to tackle common challenges including strengthening climate action, enhancing digital safety, restoring livelihoods and societal cohesion and managing competition in space. The 'Global Risks Report 2022' presents the results of the latest Global Risks Perception Survey (GRPS), followed by an analysis of key risks emanating from current economic, societal, environmental and technological tensions. The report concludes with reflections on enhancing resilience, drawing from the lessons of the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic."

2022 World Economic Forum
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