Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

A government perspective: Tech Trends 2017

Macro forces—such as digital, analytics, cloud, core modernization, and the changing role of IT—are at the heart of the technology trends that are fueling innovation and growth in both the … Continue reading

Thursday, 17 August 2017 · Leave a comment

How to build a data revolution

This video series by UNU-WIDER tells the story of Viet Nam’s data revolution. To build on its success in poverty reductions, the country needed better data to continue pressing forward … Continue reading

Thursday, 27 July 2017 · Leave a comment

Troops, Trolls and Troublemakers: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation

Cyber troops are government, military or political party teams committed to manipulating public opinion over social media. In this working paper, we report on specific organizations created, often with public … Continue reading

Sunday, 23 July 2017 · Leave a comment

The State of Mobile Data for Social Good

This report, which identifies over 200 projects or studies leveraging mobile data for social good, aims to survey the landscape today, assess the current barriers to scale, and make recommendations … Continue reading

Thursday, 13 July 2017 · Leave a comment

Defining, Conceptualising and Measuring the Digital Economy

The digital economy is growing fast, especially in developing countries. Yet the meaning and metrics of the digital economy are both limited and divergent. The aim of this paper is … Continue reading

Monday, 10 July 2017 · Leave a comment

Disrupting regional and urban mobility

A series by Gordon Feller (Co-Founder of Meeting of the Minds) exploring new technological innovations that are disrupting regional and urban mobility. Reshaping Mobility: The Factors and Innovations at Play … Continue reading

Friday, 23 June 2017 · Leave a comment

The Making of the Urban Entrepreneur

Pressures on infrastructure—due to growing urban populations, the ubiquity of new technologies, and collaborative business models—are fostering a new form of entrepreneurship focused on addressing quality of life in cities. … Continue reading

Thursday, 18 May 2017 · Leave a comment

Blockchain for Development – Hope or Hype?

Blockchain technology has been heralded by many as the next big thing. The potential use of blockchains has attracted widespread attention from the media, the IMF, the UN, and the … Continue reading

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 · Leave a comment

Smart-Eco Cities in China: Trends and Profiles 2016

The ‘smart-eco city’ concept captures the recent trend for future-oriented urban development schemes that display both ‘green’ and ‘smart’ ambitions. More precisely, the smart-eco city is defined as “an experimental … Continue reading

Thursday, 20 April 2017 · Leave a comment