In my last blog post, I showed that while governments are increasingly using the technology to demonstrate that services are improving, their efforts risk being undermined by “gaming” – in other…

Willy McCourt |

Governments are under pressure to show their ever more educated and informed citizens that schools, hospitals and other public services are getting better. Traditionally, they have done that by…

Willy McCourt |

Informed decision-making is crucial to the success of policies and reforms that foster growth and prosperity. So, how can we help decision makers make better decisions?
 

Marcela Rozo, Felipe Estefan, Luis Vélez Pretelt |

Thanks to 74 percent of Swiss voters and to all of the 26 cantons who voted against the referendum to introduce strict immigration quotas, I am now relieved.  If the referendum on November 30 by…

Hanspeter Wyss |

The Debate .asset-video strong{display:none} Governments in the Arab world have long subsidized the price of energy. This gives citizens throughout the region access to cheap petrol and diesel,…

Will Stebbins |

The Debate .asset-video strong{display:none} Les gouvernements des pays arabes pratiquent depuis longtemps les subventions à l’énergie. Ce faisant, les populations de la région paient leur…

Will Stebbins |

The Debate .asset-video strong{display:none} تقوم حكومات العالم العربي بدعم الطاقة منذ سنوات طويلة. ويتيح هذا الدعم لمواطني المنطقة الحصول على بنزين رخيص وكهرباء مدعومة بأسعار تقل عن أسعار السوق.…

ويل ستيبينز |

If you think the summers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are hot—think again. Summers are likely to become much warmer. Global temperatures are rising; the question now is by how…

Maria Sarraf |

Vous pensez que les étés sont généralement chauds dans la région du Moyen-Orient et de l’Afrique du Nord (MENA) ? Mais tout est relatif : les étés devraient y devenir encore plus chauds. Les…

Maria Sarraf |

إذا كنت تعتقد أن فصل الصيف في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا حار بالفعل ، فكر مرة أخرى. من المرجح أن يصبح الصيف أكثر حرارة. فدرجات الحرارة على مستوى العالم ترتفع؛ والسؤال المطروح هو بأي مقدار سترتفع…

ماريا صراف |