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Basics and beyond: what drives national progress in education?

Significant progress in education has been made across the globe over the past decades. Many nations have stepped up efforts to improve their education systems, with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) focusing particular attention on completion of primary schooling and improving gender equity, and Education for All setting a broader ambitious agenda.

2014 Open Gov Awards: Citizen Engagement

Were thrilled to announce that the International Space Apps Challenge is one of several programs featured in the White House application for the Open Government Partnerships new Open Government Awards, which recognizes efforts to improve government policies and to better serve citizens through two-way engagement.

One Nurse's Best Day at Work

Spend one minute with Phylis Cherono Siele, a nurse who works in the comprehensive care unit at Tenwek Mission Hospital in Kenya.Phylis's happiest d

“New media, new civics?” and reactions in Policy & Internet

This past December, I gave a talk at the Oxford Internet Institute about possible relationships between “new media” and new approaches to participatory civics –

Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity, Mananga Centre for Regional Integration and Management Development, Ezulwini,Swaziland,15-19 September 2014.

TheMananga Centre for Regional Integration and Management Development(Mananga)in collaboration with CTAwill host a 5-day Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity on15-19 September, 2014.

Open Data and Open Governance in Canada: A Critical Examination of New Opportunities and Old Tensions

As governments develop open data strategies, such efforts reflect the advent of the Internet, the digitization of government, and the emergence of meta-data as a wider socio-economic and societal transformational. Within this context the purpose of this article is twofold.

The Future of Governance is In the Cloud

Technology is agnostic. In fact, the nature of technology is one of decentralization: as new technologies make things more efficient and cheaper, more people have access. This democratizing effect can be seen throughout the Digital revolution.

Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity National University of Lesotho (NUL) Roma, Lesotho 04-08 August 2014

TheNational University of Lesotho(NUL)in collaboration with CTAwill host a 5-day Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity on04-08 August, 2014. Participants will be introduced to selected web 2.0 applications and will learn how to use them hands-on.

Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity, National University of Lesotho (NUL), Roma, Lesotho 04-08 August 2014

TheNational University of Lesotho(NUL)in collaboration with CTAwill host a 5-day Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity on04-08 August, 2014. Participants will be introduced to selected web 2.0 applications and will learn how to use them hands-on.

Understanding the users in Technology for Transparency and Accountability Initiatives

The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has risen dramatically in particular among people in countries of the global South. This has fuelled great enthusiasm among the aid, development and technology communities over the past decade to apply Technology for Transparency and Accountability Initiatives (T4TAIs).

Open Data Changes Lives: Jeanne Holm at TEDxUCLA

As the Evangelist for Data.Gov, Jeanne Holm leads collaboration and builds communities with the public, educators, developers, and international and state governments in using open government data.

Stretching the Frontiers on Fiscal Openness Initiatives

The recent Open Government Partnership (OGP) regional events in Bali and Dublin have provided a fertile opportunity for participating countries to showcase their performance in advancing open data reforms and for newer members to learn from their peers.

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