The World Economic Forum in Davos is an important event in the international calendar for business and politics.
ODI's director, Simon Maxwell, attends this annual forum and is writing a series of four blogs offering his reflections and predictions on how the debates will be taken forward in 2008.
ODI also participated in YouTube's The Davos Question, offering a range of views from Overseas Development Institute researchers to the question: 'What one thing do you think that countries, companies or individuals must do to make the world a better place in 2008?'
"In the last of four blogs with reflections and predictions from Davos, I look at web 2.0, Africa, governance and institutions."
"In this blog, I consider perspectives in three key areas- biofuels, climate change adaptation and water"
"Substantively, my enduring memory is of the profile given to hunger and malnutrition, with Robert Zoellick (WB) and Josette Sheeran (WFP) both mounting major public initiatives on the 'forgotten MDG'"
"...in 2005, business was being called on to deliver for poverty reduction and the MDGs; in 2008, a new culture of global corporate citizenship is taking hold... It is important not to be naïve, of course, but there is something important happening....