What does it mean for a government to invest and research megatrends? How does it help to prepare the governance system of tomorrow? To what extent are megatrends taken into consideration in international development research and programming? I have met Elina Kiiski– Kataja and Tony Addison at the Oodi Library in Helsinki to discuss these questions.
Vietnam is one of 60 countries where UNDP has established Accelerator Labs. The aim is to instil innovation principles and approaches into the work of the projects that UNDP implements and into the way UNDP works. At the end of January, I went to Helsinki… Read More
By Gwang-Chol Chang and Satoko Yano, UNESCO’s Section of Education Policy Close to 80% of the world’s student population – 1.3 billion children and youth – is affected by school closures in 138 countries. Taken as a measure to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic,… Read More
In 2013, Richard Hummelbrunner and Harry Jones asked: “How can policy makers, managers and practitioners best plan in the face of complexity?” Seven years later the search for answers to that question continues through different initiatives and programmes. For example, the Doing Development Differently Manifesto… Read More
I am reading Draper Kauffman Systems one: An Introduction to Systems Thinking. Here some things I am learning. A system is “a collection of parts which interact with each other to function as a whole.” A system cannot be split into separate parts and still… Read More