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Q&A With NextDrop Founder Anu Sridharan

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From Solomon Islands to the Philippines: my PGIS learning journey - How it all started (blog post 1)

Follow the learning journey of Wilfred Don Dorovoqa, a member of the Padezaka tribe in Solomon Islands.Supported by CTA, Wilfred Don has embarked in a journey which will bring him from Sasamuqa Village to Estancia in the Philippines where he will participate in a participatory mapping exercise.

Twitter Chat on July 18th: ICTs in Disaster Management

Natural disasters hit communities around the world leaving paths of destruction that often take years to rebuild. ICTs are used to manage relief efforts, but how effective are they?

End violence project: Two years and going strong

11 July 2014
(FF and TB for APCNews)

The APC project “End violence: Women´s rights and safety online” is now into its third year and is proving to be a project

A global information society: are we there yet?

Gender and inclusion
must be more
integrated into global
information and 
​communication

Summer Reading: Dan Drezner’s Theories of International Politics and Zombies, Colson Whitehead’s Zone One

Much of my summer reading centers on the idea of civics outside of the conventional bounds of the state. I’m interested in understanding reasons why individuals and groups grow frustrated with traditional state-bound politics, and what forms of civics they explore when they opt out of engagement with the state.

Ten Powerful Family Planning Stories

They run the gamut from youth to data, from music to nomenclature, from culture to controversy.In celebration of World Population Day on July 11, 2014, we’re taking a look back at some of the year’s most powerful family planning stories on V

Mobile Data for Development

Earlier this year, Cartesian released a study written in collaboration with the Financial Services for the Poor team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, reviewing the opportunity to use data generated from mobile networks as the basis for programs helping low income individuals.

Helping the world's poor, via cell phones

Cell phones have become ubiquitous even in the worlds poorest places. Now, researchers are using data collected by the devices to address third-world problems, according to a report provided exclusively to Fortune.

How Open Are Official Statistics? Criteria for Open Official Statistics

Official statistics are indeed "an indispensable element," and often the largest and most valuable component of "the information system of a democratic society." They include the censuses of population and housing, business, and agriculture; national accounts; labor statistics; money and banking and international trade statistics; education and health statistics; and much more.

Big data and how it can serve development

Our personal and digital interactions are being recorded in data warehouses around the world.

China making slow but steady progress on open government, claims World Economic Forum

The Chinese government has made progress on becoming a more open government by publishing public sector data, according to a recent report by the World Economic Forum.

4 Best Practices to Bring the Worlds Knowledge to Burma

Just three years ago, a repressive government and international sanctions had effectively closed Burma to the outside world. Yet over the past few years the country has made significant progress along the path to democracy.

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