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New Framework for Measuring Resilience in Developing Countries

RABIT the Resilience Assessment Benchmarking and Impact Toolkit is a new framework for measurement of resilience.To date, it has been applied to measure climate-related resilience in communities in Central America (urban) and East Africa (rural/agricultural), including the specific contribution of ICTs.

Examining Digital Development: The Shape of Things to Come?

This working paper analyses the potential emergence of a new digital development paradigm.It discusses what the new paradigm might consist of, the patterns it would reflect in the struggle between competitive and cooperative logics, and its policy implications.

Data-driven preparedness for disaster

Operationalizing global climate agreements and preparing the world for unprecedented physical, social and economic challenges requires equally transformational, fast, efficient and scalable methods. Young innovators and hacktivists from unexpected sectors are unlocking a world of data new and old to invent new ways of empowering society from the community to the international scale.

Facebook lets advertisers exclude users by race

Imagine if, during the Jim Crow era, a newspaper offered advertisers the option of placing ads only in copies that went to white readers.Thats basically what Facebook is doing nowadays.

German Chancellor calls on Facebook, Google to reveal secret algorithms

Germanys Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling on Facebook and Google to be much more transparent on how their algorithms work. Merkel wants those firms and others to reveal how they learn and understand peoples internet usage patterns, ultimately catering exactly what they view when they access the internet.

The future of research in Free/Open Source Software development

Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) development is not the same an Software Engineering (SE). Why this is so is unclear and open to various interpretations. Both address the challenges of developing large software systems, but the development processes, work practices, and project forms differ significantly and in interesting ways according to recent empirical studies.