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Digital Democracy: The Tools Transforming Political Engagement

On Sep 19, 2019
@oidpoidp shared
RT @nesta_uk: How can governments embrace democratic innovation and improve citizen participation? We're exploring pioneering examples of how political institutions can integrate citizens: Read more on our work on digital democracy 👉 https://t.co/Rm4w3z6fJH #NestaGov2019
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This paper shares lessons from Nesta’s research into some of the pioneering innovations in digital democracy which are taking place across Europe and beyond

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On Sep 19, 2019
@oidpoidp shared
RT @nesta_uk: How can governments embrace democratic innovation and improve citizen participation? We're exploring pioneering examples of how political institutions can integrate citizens: Read more on our work on digital democracy 👉 https://t.co/Rm4w3z6fJH #NestaGov2019
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Digital Democracy: The Tools Transforming Political Engagement

This paper shares lessons from Nesta’s research into some of the pioneering innovations in digital democracy which are taking place across Europe and beyond



On Sep 13, 2019
@opengovpart shared
In advance of #DemocracyDay, @Annabel917 of @thebteamhq reflects on the strides OGP members have taken to enhance #CivicSpace, the challenges they still face, and what we can do to ensure all citizens have a safe space to voice their needs: https://t.co/phC9NaSjMs
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To Protect Democracy We Must Catalyze New Partnerships

As we mark World Democracy Day on September 15th, it's worth asking the question: Did democracy have a good year?

On Sep 15, 2019
@n_rosellini shared
RT @gauden: https://t.co/ZRdMSw4ufO The “what” and the “how” for the future of public health in WPRO — the final draft of the white paper going to the Regional Committee is online. https://t.co/PI08KP37Rh
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In order to achieve this part of our vision for making the Western Pacific the healthiest and safest region, WHO will support countries in the Region:  to measure and visualize the changes ...

On Sep 18, 2019
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Obama says presidents should avoid social media in apparent Trump jab https://t.co/0M1f0zy4ZJ
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Obama says presidents should avoid social media in apparent Trump jab

Former president also said TV should be avoided: ‘Those are two things I’d advise, if you’re a good president, not to do’

On Sep 13, 2019
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Join our #Operations team! OGP is #hiring a contracts and accounting officer based in Washington, D.C. The deadline to apply is September 26. Learn more: https://t.co/rMjDWHSlUt
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Contracts and Accounting Officer

Position Summary The Contracts and Accounting Officer supports the Director of Finance in carrying out certain responsibilities of the Operations Department. This position is responsible ...

On Sep 17, 2019
@ADB_HQ shared
3 technology related initiatives for #SMEs' access financing: Digital Standards for Trade initiative to develop trade ecosystem standards; Global Legal Entity Identifier system for firms; model laws on electronic transferable records https://t.co/KCg4OkFfXt @bsantono @UNESCAP
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Digital Technologies Can Facilitate Access to Trade Finance in Asia-Pacific Region — Report

Financial technologies, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, can enhance the efficiency and availability of trade finance, especially for SMEs in the Asia and Pacific region, ...

On Sep 18, 2019
@UNICEF shared
What will the next 30 years hold for children's rights? @unicefchief shares 8 reasons to be worried - and hopeful - in a powerful open letter #ForEveryChild. https://t.co/7fzndAotwo
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An open letter to the world’s children

8 reasons why I’m worried, and hopeful, about the next generation – by UNICEF’s Executive Director Henrietta Fore

On Sep 13, 2019
@TheGovLab shared
This week in The Digest: [email protected]'s brief on The GovLab's work using data to reveal #gender gaps in urban mobility, a paper tracing Russian #disinformation via hashtags, and an op-ed in the NYT on how to build more trustworthy #AI. See more at: https://t.co/kIQKV9FAmX https://t.co/0GFT0uPHKO
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Community Colleges Boost STEM Student Success Through Behavioral Nudging

This book summarizes the most important findings of the Data for Refugees (D4R) Challenge, which was a non-profit project initiated to improve the conditions of the Syrian refugees in ...

On Sep 14, 2019
@ADB_HQ shared
Countries in #Asia have a good chance of achieving the social protection agenda under the #SDGs if the right fiscal reforms and policies are in place @DevelopmentAsia https://t.co/ADHo6izJgk ADBSocialProtection
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How Asia Can Close the Social Protection Gap by 2030

A study looks at how countries can mobilize sustainable financing to reduce vulnerability among the poor and provide them access to social protection schemes.

On Sep 13, 2019
@unfoundation shared
For indigenous people like Ruth Miller, #ClimateChange is not only real—it’s affecting their lands and way of life. Learn how you can join her and stand up for #ClimateAction before it’s too late https://t.co/CzI6zPhqv2 https://t.co/XCqj13E9cm
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Protectors of Progress: Ruth Stands Up for Climate Justice

Born in Anchorage, Alaska as a member of the Dena’ina Athabascan tribe and the Ashkenazi Jewish faith, she was raised to understand at an early age how human rights and her heritage ...

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On Sep 18, 2019
@WorldBank shared
Countries located in the #Caribbean have been repeatedly affected by #climatechange disasters. Could investment in the #digitaleconomy create growth and jobs to increase the region's resilience? https://t.co/2TwSuWedDT https://t.co/tpZG0goHij
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Digitally transforming the Eastern Caribbean

Eastern Caribbean Countries are lagging on key elements of the digital economy: References: Green: performing; yellow: performing with gaps; red: lagging This is a critical gap for ...

On Sep 16, 2019
@mablanes shared
RT @wbg_gov: E-procurement is a key tool to #EndCorruption, and recognition of corruption is essential. The digital transformation of public procurement can help curb corruption by increasing transparency https://t.co/Dg5I4WYisX https://t.co/91wx6X858N
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The future of public procurement in the era of digitalization

Photo: World Bank Why digitize public procurement? Many countries have an opportunity to digitally transform public procurement systems to achieve enhanced efficiency, accountability, ...

On Sep 13, 2019
@amnestyusa shared
Human rights in Afghanistan aren't "someone else's" problem. We need a reconstruction plan that protects human rights defenders and puts the rights of women and girls first. ♀️🇦🇫 #DemDebate https://t.co/vqumorDHA3
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Trump Administration Attempts to Thwart International Criminal Court Investigators

Responding to reports that the U.S. will restrict visas for International Criminal Court personnel looking into the U.S. military personnel actions in Afghanistan, Daniel Balson, Advocacy ...

On Sep 13, 2019
@EEinEU shared
RT @EstonianWorld: A new #Estonian #startup launches an #AI tool for commercial #negotiations https://t.co/eQsC4W4lht via @estonianworld
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A new Estonian startup launches an AI tool for commercial negotiations

A new Estonian startup, Pactum, has launched an artificial intelligence tool for commercial negotiations – namely, a system that helps companies autonomously offer personalised, commercial ...

On Sep 14, 2019
@wef shared
Finland, Switzerland and New Zealand lead the way at teaching skills for the future https://t.co/Uv7vFPl4lk #education #skills https://t.co/Vvbnj9Xz1u
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Finland, Switzerland and New Zealand lead the way at teaching skills for the future

A gap is opening up between those countries ready to equip their businesses and businesspeople to handle change – and those being left behind.

On Sep 14, 2019
@nytimes shared
Congress is soon expected to approve legislation that would effectively bar a Chinese state-owned company — the world's largest train maker — from competing for new contracts in the U.S., citing national security and economic concerns https://t.co/RkguelVifh
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Fearing ‘Spy Trains,’ Congress May Ban a Chinese Maker of Subway Cars

A Chinese train maker, the world’s largest, has contracts in Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston, but Congress may block it from securing any new contracts in the United States.

On Sep 16, 2019
@hrw shared
RT @KenRoth: US Senate unanimously adopts a bill to address China's mass detention and persecution of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang. https://t.co/TXefJUN9cl https://t.co/97qgOpNHuF
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Bill to Counteract China’s Persecution of Uyghur Muslims Unanimously Passes Senate

The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill to develop a federal strategy to address China’s persecution of the 13 million Uyghur Muslims who reside in the western region of ...

On Sep 13, 2019
@TheEconomist shared
Danish liberal, Margrethe Vestager, will lead on making Europe "fit for the digital age" as competition commissioner https://t.co/wB16l0bles
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The new top jobs in Europe

A punchy new team at the European Commission