Known best for its annual conference at the Swiss Alps resort town of Davos, the World Economic Forum is actually a prodigious content machine, cranking out analyses, reports and insight into just about every topic, issue and region of the world.
These are rich, well-sourced and timely assets for anyone trying to understand complex matters related to trade, business, health, governance and civil society - and especially valuable for communicators on deadlines.
I'm attaching this Internet For All report as it's particularly relevant to future of our business globally, and to illustrate the kind of information freely available on the Forum website.
For disclosure, we at Ketchum have enjoyed a close partnership with the Forum for more than a decade, contributing to reports like this one (although not this one) from time to time.
Take a look and let me know what you think.
The internet has been a major contributor to the evolution of and growth in the global economy over the past decades. It continues to have the potential to propel societies, help business leaders develop innovative business models and assist governments in addressing critical policy concerns. Yet despite the clear importance of the internet as a key enabler of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, over 4 billion people remain unconnected to the web.