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March 2014—The United Kingdom is undertaking an ambitious effort to simplify public access to government services and information. The man spearheading the process, Mike Bracken, explains the approach and its advantages.more
March 2014—The mayors of three US cities—Louisville, Santa Monica, and South Bend—discuss how local governments are making more data available to citizens and analyzing it to improve services.more
January 2014—Youth unemployment across the European Union remains unacceptably high, to the detriment of current and future generations. Addressing it requires understanding its causes and then relentlessly pursuing solutions.more
December 2013—Making progress on society’s biggest problems requires governments to make better use of data, involve citizens, invest in employees, and collaborate with other sectors.more
November 2013—The value at stake from government and regulatory intervention is huge. Companies that approach external engagement in a disciplined way capture more of it.more
November 2013—In 2012, new-drug approvals by the US Food and Drug Administration hit a ten-year high. Can the pharmaceutical industry make this trend last?more
October 2013—Open data—public information and shared data from private sources—can help create $3 trillion a year of value in seven areas of the global economy.more
September 2013—By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. That could mean great things for economic growth—if the cities handle their expansion wisely. Here’s how.more
September 2013—Compared with their counterparts elsewhere, American women shun science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. What should be done?more
September 2013—By more fully evaluating available countermeasures, stakeholders can focus on the most effective ones.more
August 2013—How can more resources be applied toward development in the world’s poorest countries? Recent research has pointed to some promising ideas.more
August 2013—In an era of fiscal restraint, the defense future of Europe will depend on how well it can bring productivity into the equation.more
July 2013—Fast-growing economies that don’t strengthen their tax administrations miss a chance to create long-term fiscal stability. Some initiatives can deliver positive results within a year.more
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