Thursday, October 27, 2011

[EQ] Open Development - Think Tanks and Knowledge Networks in International Development

Open Development

World Bank Institute's (WBI) magazine Development Outreach
September 2011


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“…..Transparency, accountability, citizen’s voice.


 Like gender and anticorruption before them, these are no longer just political issues, off limits to the World Bank as a nonpolitical organization. As you will see from these pages, they are part of how we define Open Development. Bob Zoellick sees at its root a need to ”Democratize Development.”


From citizen’s empowerment, to wikiresearch, to using SMS technology to monitor children’s weight, or check whether books and teachers arrive at schools, the goal is the same: to put development into the hands of people.


“….Open Development is powerful, it’s unstoppable, and it’s already transforming the way we look at development, governance, and citizens. And as it unfolds it brings with it a logic all its own. ….”



The Contours and Possibilities of Open Development

Sanjay Pradhan and Sina Odugbemi

A timeline of development economics at the WORLD BANK - Robert Zoellick

AS A MATTER OF FACT...Country Comparisons

Enabling Open Government -
Anupama Dokeniya

Open Development: Beyond Proprietary Solutions -
Angge Gregorio-Medel

The Power of Public Discourse -
Kavita Abraham Dowsing and James Deane

in the news
Interview with Steven Livingston on Information Systems and Development

New Media: Challenging the Establishment - Ivan Sigal

Producing Home Grown Solutions:
Think Tanks and Knowledge Networks in International Development

Co-Creating Development - Venkat Ramaswamy

Acess to Aid Data Transforms Lives  Alasdair Wardhaugh

Enhanced Social Acountability through Open Acess to Data: Geomapping World Bank Projects

Björn-Sören Gigler, R. Bedford Tanner III, and Johannes Kiess

Debate: Whose Business is Development? Not a Popularity Contest: Bringing Rigor to Open Development

Ariel Fiszbein

Experts in an Open Society - Rakesh Rajani



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