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Age Is Nothing but a Number: Bridging the Gap between the Young and the Old

Viva Dadwal's picture
Does this sound familiar?
 
“Why are young people so loud, lazy, and destructive?”
 
“We’re looking for a more mature candidate to handle this job.”
 
Now, what about this?
 
“Why are old people so boring, slow, and angry all the time?”
 
“We need young, dynamic graduates with energy to join our team.”

 

Can Young People Make Government More Accountable?

Ravi Kumar's picture
Video: Opening Governments, Boosting Shared Prosperity
On a rainy Friday morning during the first week of this month, a young woman got on the stage of the auditorium in Queen Elizabeth Conference Center in Central London to talk about open government.
 
Even though it was windy and dark outside, Vivien Suerte-Cortez was smiling and full of energy on the stage. Suerte-Cortez is an accountability and transparency expert from the Philippines. Dressed in her gray jacket, she started to talk about Citizen Participatory Audit (CPA), a project in the Philippines that encourages citizens to participate in the audit process for government projects and explores how to ensure efficient use of public resources by the government.