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Engaging Citizens for Inclusive Futures: Rebuilding Social Cohesion and Trust through Citizen Dialogues

| English | Participation and Accountability | Global | Publication | WEF
The COVID-19 pandemic has created severe economic and social disruption, with loss of lives and livelihoods, poverty and inequality on the rise in every country on Earth, presenting a serious threat to social cohesion and global cooperation. Understanding the individual experiences and perceptions of citizens will help chart a path towards a just post-pandemic recovery that puts those most affected at the centre. This report shares the results…

Rebuilding Trust and Governance: Towards Data Free Flow with Trust (DFFT)

| English | Governance and Public Institutions | Global | Publication | WEF
This White Paper provides a bird’s-eye view of the governance challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with trust as the central theme. In cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and Japanese companies and academia, the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan is working to find solutions to common challenges that exist at the root of various fields. As part of the effort, this…

Internet Governance Forum 2020

| English | Digital Government | Global | Event | UN DESA/DPIDG
Internet governance was one of the most controversial issues at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and at the subsequent WSIS+10 review by the General Assembly in the wake of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. Cognizant of the fact that any Internet governance approach should be inclusive and responsive, the WSIS mandated the Secretary-General of the United Nations to convene the Global Internet…

KIPA Public Policy Review, Vol.1 Inaugural Issue

| English | Governance and Public Institutions | Global | Publication | KIPA
The Public Policy Review is a policy-oriented journal that aims to link research and policy in the field of public administration and governance. It further seeks to make contributions to public policy development and implementation via sharing robust policy research outcomes and best policy practices across the world. It will serve as a premier venue for researches in the area and contribute to the development practices within governance. The…

Global Smart Cities 2020 - Humanity, Technology and Sustainability

| English | Governance and Public Institutions | Global | Publication | RCOCI
"Global Smart City 2020" is the fourth edition of biennial review of smart cities released by the Smart City research group of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences since 2010. This report is the result of cooperation with Smart City Research Center of School of Management, Fudan University under the background that the coronavirus epidemic is still spreading. Especially, we are gratitude to have the consistent support from the United Nations…

Capacity Development Webinar on Strengthening the Role of Public Institutions in Achieving Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development

| English | Governance and Public Institutions | Global | Webinar | UN DESA/DPIDG
We’re at a critical juncture in the global fight against poverty. An estimated 71 million people have been pushed back into poverty by COVID-19, threatening to erase decades of progress.     On Friday 16 October 2020, from 9:00am to 11:00 am (EDT), UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs through its Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government and in collaboration with China National Academy of Governance (CNAG) will host a…

Compendium of Digital Government Initiatives in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

| English | Digital Government | Global | Publication | UN DESA/DPIDG
This compendium, prepared by the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), aims to capture emerging trends in digital responses of UN Member States against the COVID-19 pandemic, and provide a preliminary analysis of their main features. These cases are shared for exchange of information so that Member States can learn from each other and possibly…

Capacity Development Webinar on Leveraging Digital Government & Spearheading Innovative Digital Solutions to Address the COVID-19

| English | Digital Government | Global | Webinar | UN DESA/DPIDG
Governments across the Caribbean have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, due to their high economic dependence on travel and tourism, which have virtually collapsed as a result of border closures and restrictions. In the context of already high public debt levels and an even more limited fiscal space following the pandemic, Caribbean governments are endeavoring to strengthen public health interventions while limiting the impact of…

Sustainable Development Impact Summit

| English | Innovation in Service Delivery  | Global | Webinar | WEF
The COVID-19 crisis wreaked havoc on societies and economies and dealt a major setback to achieving the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement. Putting the world back on a path of sustainable, equitable, and inclusive growth will require more than a global recovery; it will require a Great Reset of social and economic systems.   Taking place in the context of the United Nations General Assembly, the World Economic Forum’s fourth and, for…

International Review of Administrative Sciences, Volume 86 Issue 3

| Chinese | English | French | Governance and Public Institutions | Global | Journal | IIAS
IRAS is the official journal of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS), the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA) and the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA). IRAS is published in four different language editions – English, French, Spanish and Chinese.   In this issue:   Articles Strengthen governability rather than deepen democracy: why local governments introduce…

Webinar on CJK Smart Cities: Synthesizing Smart City Initiatives

| Chinese | Japanese | Korean | Local Governance | Global | Webinar | WeGO
The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) and the World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO) co-organized the Webinar on CJK Smart Cities for their respective members, partners, and stakeholders in China, Japan, and Korea, ahead of plans to jointly establish a smart city cooperation platform for launch at a subsequent “CJK Smart City Forum. Key Takeaways In terms of representation, more local governments from Japan coupled with…

Accelerating Digital Inclusion in the New Normal

| English | Digital Government | Global | Publication | WEF
COVID-19 has highlighted how critical digital connectivity is to governments, businesses, and society, and has brought a newfound sense of urgency to the digital inclusion agenda. While the crisis has enabled hundreds of millions to participate online, it has also exacerbated the digital divide for 47% of the world’s population that remains unconnected. The post-COVID world will be more digital – requiring more connectivity, digital skills, and…