Social technologies and public policies in Brazil

Tthe definition of Social Technologies (STs)  encompasses aspects of innovation in the use of technologies, interaction with the community, and the potential to transform social realities and to be scaled up and replicated in other contexts.

A ‘Third Umpire’ for policing in South Africa: applying body cameras in the Western Cape

Technological innovations are having a profound effect on the form and content of policing. But what are the possibilities for the use of these new technologies for improving law enforcement in the global South? A new initiative led by the Brazil-based Igarapé Institute is testing this question.

Releasing children’s potential and minimizing risks: ICTs, the Internet and violence against children

The challenge of creating a safe online environment for children lies in developing a range of responses that strike the appropriate balance between maximising the potential of ICTs to promote and protect children’s rights while minimising the risk and ensuring children’s safety and protection.

Net neutrality and antitrust: options for India

In India, net neutrality continues to remain at the centre of a highly complex policy debate. It defies definition and throws up difficult questions over substantive as well as implementation-related aspects of access to the internet. Until recently, the country had not had the opportunity to display public support for the principles enshrined by net neutrality.

Data for Development: A Needs Assessment for SDG Monitoring and Statistical Capacity Development

The discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has renewed interest in strengthening the quality and availability of statistics for management, program design and monitoring performance.

Social media and conflict management in post-conflict and fragile contexts

This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: Social media and conflict management in post-conflict and fragile contexts: What is the recent evidence of the role of social media in post-conflict and fragile contexts with regards to conflict management? Some of the roles social media has played in conflict management include:

The data revolution: finding the missing millions

For governments wanting to end poverty, steward sustainable environments and foster healthy, thriving populations one key element is impeding progress: data. 

A road map for a country-led data revolution

The Road Map for a Country-led Data Revolution sets out the goals, activities and resources needed for developing countries to use data to achieve the sustainable development goals.  It is based on research in more than 30 developing countries which identified a number of widespread statistical challenges, including:

Deconstructing cyber security in Brazil: threats and responses

Brazil is doubling down on its cyber-security architecture while simultaneously consolidating its emerging power status. Although organised crime is one of the major threats to Brazilian cyberspace, resources are focused instead on military solutions better suited to the exceptional case of warfare.

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