Ten years ago, leveraging information and communication technology for development was all about getting people an email address. Today, there is an explosion in access to ICT thanks to mobile technologies – the CEO of Ericsson recently predicted, 92% of the world’s inhabitants will live in an area with mobile reception coverage by 2018 (see article).  But what impact...

Public libraries exist in nearly every country and culture as institutions committed to facilitating access to information. With the right policies and support, libraries can serve as cost-effective, sustainable hubs for universal internet access. Their government-funded operations are typically more stable, and are less subject to short-term timelines that affect many...

By Nikhil R. Sahni, Maxwell Wessel, & Clayton M. Christensen The innovators who shake up industries the most do so by reimagining how things should look from the ground up. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs imagined a world where everyone owned a computer, not just the corporations that could afford an IBM mainframe. Twitter cofounder Evan Williams imagined a world where...

Social enterprise is so new that many aspiring entrepreneurs don’t know where to begin. They can now find their way thanks to a new guide stocked with advice from the field. “Breaking the Binary:  Policy Guide to Scaling Social Innovation,” recently published by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, is a how-to on innovation geared toward social...

[Daily Trust]Calabar -Cross River State government will now emphasise more on the application of biotechnology for agricultural production to enable greater...

The model citizen participation process has citizens holding their governments accountable to deliver quality public services in a transparent and responsive...

2012 was a remarkable year for technology, government and society. In our 2012 year in review, we looked back at 10 trends that mattered. Below, we look...