NGO’s & Government

The State Of The World: 10 Belated Reflections On 2011 Davos

It is my custom after attending Davos to formulate my top 10 reflections. These are not necessarily the top issues discussed at Davos but rather some observations about the state of the world. 1. The …   Read more

Awakening Freedom’s Allies: Thoughts On Egypt, Youth Bulges And Economic Growth

As one watches the events unfold in Cairo, it’s impossible not to feel sympathy for the Egyptian citizens who want, more than anything, to share the values of freedom and openness, but must risk life …   Read more

A Regulatory System That Learns And Improves

In my previous post I discussed why the Obama administration is right to make renewing America’s regulatory system a priority. We already have a situation where citizens armed with information are drawing attention to many …   Read more

Regulatory Innovation The Next Frontier For Open Government

Earlier this week Obama issued a call to renew America’s regulatory system and not a moment too soon. A string of events over the past couple of years have underscored just how strained and ineffectual …   Read more

Tunisia, Egypt And The Coming Generational Explosion

The anti-government uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt are featuring prominently in discussions here at Davos. And rightly so. The world is a powder keg as a demographic tidal wave of young people enter a jobless …   Read more

Big Themes For 2011

As I expected 2011 is already turning out to be a volatile and interesting year. Many have asked me for my views on what to expect so I thought I’d jot down a few belated …   Read more

Social Media’s Unexpected Threat

Every business needs to listen to Ontario’s Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian and design privacy principles and practices into their operations. An excellent candidate for such a process would be Facebook, because there’s no doubt its …   Read more

Will WikiLeaks Set Back Open Government

In the wake of yet another massive disclosure of compromising US government secrets, it’s worth reflecting on whether Wikileaks is helping or in fact undermining the transparency movement in the United States and abroad. To …   Read more

Big Idea From Dubai: A Global Risk Management Commons

One of the most important sessions at the Global Agenda Council Summit in Dubai addressed the issue of Managing Global Risks.  We are moving into an age where profound threats are emerging to the global …   Read more

CrisisCommons Is Putting Macrowikinomics Into Action

Guest author Brian Chick, a CrisisCamp volunteer and technology consultant, says mass collaboration is changing crisis response everywhere.   Read more