Governance

Citizen Empowerment: New Technology Gives a Voice to the Voiceless

Loren Treisman | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

While technology is not a panacea for social problems, it has the potential to connect citizens to information on the laws and people that govern them at a lower cost and larger scale than ever before and to make all voices count.

Governance in 2014

Dr Sania Nishtar | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Sania Nishtar

Corruption is not just a cost; it is a curse that deeply affects individuals as well as the state system. It is the single most important obstacle to economic growth and development. It is devastating for investment and growth on the one hand, and denies the poor of equal opportunity and basic services, on the other.

Pakistan: Governance in 2014

Dr Sania Nishtar | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Sania Nishtar

Part - I However, assessing governance effectiveness is a challenging task from an empirical standpoint and often information has its limitations in ...

Gen Y Can Influence Change in Leadership and Governance

Charles Oliver | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Charles Oliver

Youth unemployment levels cannot be wholly improved without effective policy by national governments, nor education in our schools that needs to adapt to the requirements of the 21st century. Arguably, global business will struggle to become more responsible without an element of legislative steer too.

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark... Data

Nick Patience | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Nick Patience

It's the dawn of the living data and information growth is out of control; companies are ending up with Terabytes or Petabytes of information. Successful organisations run and are dependent on information.

Big Data: Businesses Must Remember to Take Out Their Rubbish

Nick Patience | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Tech
Nick Patience

In the wake of revelations and consumer backlash against PRISM, big businesses around the world are coming under increasing pressure to give users more insight into and guarantees about how they are using their data.

Why Wait to Design a Better World for All?

Henriette Kolb | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK
Henriette Kolb

Last week, the UN High Level Panel issued its recommendations for a framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals after they come to an end in 2015.

African Union at 50: Has It Been Good for Peace?

Phil Vernon | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Politics
Phil Vernon

At its onset in 1963, the OAU was a vehicle for pan-African solidarity at a time of liberation struggle. Its successor, the AU, is part of the international peacebuilding system. It has made a significant contribution to peace in Africa.

What Are the Social Sector's Skills and Leadership Needs?

Dame Mary Marsh | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK
Dame Mary Marsh

There is a role that we all have to play in responding to the changing skills needs that we will continue to face, and the diversity of the sector will mean that different organisations will need to reflect on these broader themes and identify priorities and appropriate solutions that work for them.

Great Strides and Great Plans? Justine Greening Sets Out DFID's Priorities

Katy Wilson | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Politics
Katy Wilson

Great strides have been made and great plans are underway in DFID. Now we need to ensure these plans are sustainable, beneficial to the majority of the poor, and have impact.

Pakistan: Mega Misnomers

Dr Sania Nishtar | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK
Dr Sania Nishtar

What has gone wrong? Why can't we get our act together? Although a number of factors contribute to this quagmire, it is the misuse and abuse of three attributes of state governance that is the root cause of many of the problems we face today - politics, democracy, and accountability are the most widely misunderstood words in the country.

From Theory to Reality: South-South Cooperation in Africa

Dr Malte Gerhold | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Malte Gerhold

Earlier this year David Cameron held a high-level meeting in Downing Street with world leaders from Brazil and Liberia amongst others to begin the tas...

Charity Trustees - More Than a Fiduciary Role!

John Tizard | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Politics
John Tizard

I have had many years' experience of as a trustee and have also been a senior executive in a major charity advising and supporting trustees. Whilst no two situations are the same, there are many general lessons that can be drawn from the collective experience across charities of various sizes and with varying missions.

The Muslim Youth Helpline's Survival Depends on Strong Leadership

Furqan Naeem | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK
Furqan Naeem

In the last few months the Muslim Youth Helpline (MYH) has been through a number of trials and tribulations that have been well documented.

Leadership, Not Aid, is the Key to Development

Ashish Prashar | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Politics
Ashish Prashar

Just under a year ago I volunteered for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation in Sierra Leone, this experience taught the value of leadership and how it is so integral to the success of development in Africa.

Pesticides Create Pests, Don't They?

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

Since the 1960s we have known that pesticides when used without care and attention will cause insect pest outbreaks. But we never seem to learn.

From Food Security to Wealth Creation: Why African Agriculture Matters

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

Popular legend has it that victorious Roman invaders, as they secured their conquest of Carthage in 146 B.C., further devastated the city by scattering salt over the land. Their actions sought to prevent their Phoenician enemies from rebuilding their metropolis.

Forget the EU, it's Time to Reform the UN Security Council

Mike Giles | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK Politics
Mike Giles

The Security Council, formed after World War Two, appears out of tune with the realities of the 21st Century - in its makeup, its priorities, its voting methods and its enforcement of resolutions.