Seven experts attending Davos share what’s on the horizon for 2024
Iqbal Dhaliwal, global executive director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), is one of seven experts attending the 54th World Economic Forum in Davos who will share their horizon scans on the threats, challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in 2024. In his predictions, Iqbal places emphasis on the importance of proven interventions to promote election integrity, fight misinformation and strengthen democracy.
“2024 will be a record year in terms of the number of people going to the polls around the world, including in the US, India, South Africa and Indonesia. These elections must be fair and inclusive, and voters should be able to make informed choices. There is rigorous evidence available to guide this process. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have found that increasing transparency, including via technologies used for election monitoring, can improve perceptions of an election’s legitimacy," he said.