Secondary links

User links


Post-2015 Event: Debating the Post-2015 Data Revolution: will technology or better institutions make more of a difference?

26 March 2014 | big data, data-revolution, ict, post-2015, technology

The High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda first called for a “data revolution” in May 2013. Since then, a broad and numerous chorus of voices have echoed the need to...

UNDP Jobs: Governance Senior Consultant (Deadline: 07.12.2013)

02 December 2013 | accountability, anti-corruption, consultancy, e-governance, ict, integrity, service delivery, transparency, vacancy

Background UNDP support for e-Governance is part of its ongoing assistance to the Iraq in the framework of public sector moderinisation support, which aims at providing an integrated approach to e-...

A local democratic deficit – SMS polling to the rescue?

15 November 2013 | citizen participation, citizen reporting, gender equality, governance, ict, mobile phones, web2.0

Armenian public decision-making has typically been marked by distrust and low engagement, despite having access to the necessary legal framework and institutions.   Recently, though, there have been...

The Importance of Spirit: The Strengths and Limitations of ICT in Development

15 November 2013 | accountability, citizen empowerment, citizen reporting, corruption, governance, ict, ict4d, nepal

During the 2013 World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings, I attended a panel on “Development in a Digital Age,” which featured representative experts from the Institute of the Future (IFTF),Facebook,...

Can A Data Benchmarking Exercise Affect Positive Change Within Development?

29 October 2013 | aid, aid effectiveness, benchmarking, donors, ict, open data, transparency

 Last week, Publish What You Fund (PWYF) released its annual Aid Transparency Index and advanced the claim that transparent aid information is a “necessary condition to enable…social change”. However...

Crowdsourcing app a huge success in Abu Dhabi

17 September 2013 | arab states, citizen engagement, citizen reporting, crowd-sourced, ict, public service

In Abu Dhabi, citizens are now more empowered to make their communities a better place thanks to a new mobile application called CityGuard, which allows users to report any non-emergency civic issues...

Blogpost l Who is Listening? Who is Responding? Can Technology Innovations Empower Citizens to Affect Positive Changes in their Communities?

16 August 2013 | accountability, blogpost, citizen engagement, citizen reporting, ict, latin america, mobile phones, public service delivery

It was a sunny, hot Saturday afternoon and I mingled with farmers, community leaders, coffee producers and handicrafts entrepreneurs who had traveled from all parts of Bolivia to gather at the main...

Expert Group Meeting on Governance, Public Administration and ICTs for Post-2015 Development

03 July 2013 | expert meeting, governance, ict, mdgs, methodology, post-2015, public admin

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) in partnership with the Center for Electronic Governance at United Nations University IIST (UNU) is organizing the Expert Group...

M-government? – Innovations from Punjab | Governance for Development

26 June 2013 | blogpost, citizen monitoring, citizen reporting, ict, mobile phones, public service delivery, technology

Two recent blogs (Mobile Apps for Health, Jobs and Poverty Data  and Transformational Use of ICTs in Africa) talked about how mobile applications facilitate access to services in the financial, trade...

Can ICT change how democracies function?

19 June 2013 | citizen engagement, democratic accountability, ict, podcast, political accountability, responsive governance, technology

ICT provides new ways for governments and citizens to interact. Listen in on how technology is changing the way democracies function, and how to support political institutions (particularly in...

of 5