The expectation is that the preponderance of these experts would be from the traditional Davos constituencies: industry and government. 1 However, the actual distribution of the experts in the workgroups by constituency is quite different. The largest single group, comprising a third of the experts, was drawn from the academic community. One in five of these experts had a leadership role in the private sector and one in ten held a position in a national government or an international agency.
In addition to the taskforces, there were various regional and special Davos meetings to discuss concepts and outcome of the GRI. Everybody’s Business estimates that, overall, one third of the participants in the process came from the private sector.
The distribution of experts on the taskforces by their then occupational base is given in Table 1 below:
Table 1: Participants in the Expert Groups by Constituency
|Tier||Constituency||Percentage of Participants|
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