Global Risks Report

Giver overview of major public risks e and their background, based on survey under and interviews with leaders from government, business, civic society and science.

The Global Risks Report is part of an expanded Global Risks Initiative launched by the Forum this past year that includes sustained analysis at the global, regional and industry levels.

It is this qualitative and quantitative study of global risks, conducted in partnership with members of the business, academic and public-sector communities, that we hope will help bring stakeholders together in developing sustainable, integrated solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Global Risks Report 2020

The report is published as critical risks are manifesting. The global economy is facing an increased risk of stagnation, climate change is striking harder and more rapidly than expected, and fragmented cyberspace threatens the full potential of next-generation technologies — all while citizens worldwide protest political and economic conditions and voice concerns about systems that exacerbate inequality. The challenges before us […]

Global Risks Report 2019

World Economic Forum The  report is published against a backdrop of worrying geopolitical and geo-economic tensions. If unresolved, these tensions will hinder the world’s ability to deal with a growing range of collective challenges, from the mounting evidence of environmental degradation to the increasing disruptions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The report presents the results of our latest Global Risks Perception […]

Global Risks Report 2018

World Economic Forum Each year the Global Risks Report works with experts and decision-makers across the world to identify and analyze the most pressing risks that we face. As the pace of change accelerates, and as risk interconnections deepen, this year’s report highlights the growing strain we are placing on many of the global systems we rely on. Preface “The […]

Global Risks Report 2017

World Economic Forum Published as the 12th annual edition by the World Economic Forum, this year’s findings are testament to five key challenges that the world now faces. The first two are in the economic category, in line with the fact that rising income and wealth disparity is rated by GRPS respondents as the most important trend in determining global developments […]

Global Risks Report 2016

World Economic Forum The report has been published on the14th of January 2016. In its 11th edition the World Economic Forum: “The report draws attention to ways that global risks could evolve and interact in the next decade. The year 2016 marks a forceful departure from past findings, as the risks about which the Report has been warning over the […]

Global Risks Report 2015

World Economic Forum “London, United Kingdom, 15 January 2015 – The biggest threat to the stability of the world in the next 10 years comes from the risk of international conflict, according to the 10th edition of the Global Risks report, which is published today. The report, which every year features an assessment by experts on the top global risks […]

Global Risks Report 2014

World Economic Forum “The Global Risks 2014 report highlights how global risks are not only interconnected but also have systemic impacts. To manage global risks effectively and build resilience to their impacts, better efforts are needed to understand, measure and foresee the evolution of interdependencies between risks, supplementing traditional risk management tools with new concepts designed for uncertain environments. If […]

Global Risks Report 2013

World Economic Forum The report analyses 50 global risks in terms of impact, likelihood and interconnections, based on a survey of over 1000 experts from industry, government and academia. This year’s findings show that the world is more at risk as persistent economic weakness saps our ability to tackle environmental challenges. The report highlights wealth gaps (severe income disparity) followed by […]

Global Risks Report 2012

World Economic Forum Quote: “Economic imbalances and social inequality risk reversing the gains of globalization, warns the World Economic Forum in its report Global Risks 2012. These are the findings of a survey of 469 experts and industry leaders, indicating a shift of concern from environmental risks to socioeconomic risks compared to a year ago. Respondents worry that further economic […]

Global Risks Report 2011

World Economic Forum “The financial crisis has drained the world’s capacity for dealing with shocks. The frequency and severity of risks to global stability have amplified, while the ability of global governance systems to deal with them has not. The world is in no position to face major, new shocks. The financial crisis has reduced global economic resilience, while increasing […]

Global Risks Report 2010

“Forty years ago, the inaugural Meeting of what would later become the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting was held in Davos. At this historic milestone in the life of the organization comes the fifth edition of the Forum’s Global Risks Report, Global Risks 2010. Throughout its previous editions, this report has outlined some of the top issues most likely to come […]

Global Risks Report 2009

World Economic Forum Preface by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman World Economic Forum “2009 will be a year of learning the lessons of the financial crisis; a year where its reach in terms of time and scope becomes more evident; a year that calls for a new financial architecture to be shaped. At the same time, it will be […]

Global Risks Report 2008

World Economic Forum “Over the last year, a series of risk issues – from the liquidity crisis in the financial markets to the emerging concerns over the long-term security of food supply – have focused global attention on the fragility of the global system. An awareness of risk and risk management is increasingly viewed as a prerequisite for effective control […]

Global Risks Report 2007

World Economic Forum “At the core of this year’s overview of risks to the global community over the next decade is a fundamental disconnect between risk and mitigation. Expert opinion suggests that levels of risk are rising in almost all of the 23 risks on which the Global Risk Network has been focused over the last year – but mechanisms […]

Global Risks Report 2006

World Economic Forum Towards a more sophisticated understanding of global risks This document summarizes the output of a collaboration between the World Economic Forum, MMC (Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.), Merrill Lynch and Swiss Re, in association with the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, on the topic of Global Risks. […]