Last October I was in Islamabad and was interview at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute. We discussed the changes that new digital technologies bring and will continue to bring to evidence informed policy processes and systems. Click on sdpi.tv to watch the interview.
Twenty years have passed since June 1999 when the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1244, which placed Kosovo under a United Nations transitional administration. Events have unfolded very rapidly since then. Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in February 2008, and so far 101 United… Read More
A year or so ago, I worked with Diastika Rahwidiati and George Hodge of Pulse Lab Jakarta on a book chapter to reflect on the impact of data innovation on public policy in Indonesia. The lab was established in 2014 as a joint initiative via… Read More
I went for a walk in a kampung near Kemang Timur, in Jakarta, last Sunday. After few minutes it started to rain quite hard. I sat under the roof of a school and waited for the rain to stop. It rained for about 15-20 minutes.
The data revolution is challenging the social scientific model and how it informs policies and is making available to governments new forms of evidence which can inform the design, implementation and evaluation of public policies. But can we maximize the opportunities that big data provides to… Read More